All Hazards Analysis: A Complexity Perspective

All Hazards Analysis: A Complexity Perspective

Daryl Essam (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Hussein A. Abbass (University of New South Wales, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-640-2.ch001
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Abstract

With the increase in the complexity of terrorism’s networks and activities, the advances in chemical and biological warfare, and the use of organized criminal activities, it is becoming apparent that dealing with this complexity is not possible with traditional problem-solving approaches. The artificial complexity area (Artificial Life, or ALife), complex systems and agent-based distillation (ABD) provide a new perspective to the problem and emphasize the importance of modeling the interaction between system components to tackle these issues. This chapter presents an introduction to Cellular Automota and ABD, and then reviews and critiques how these approaches specifically have been used to model aspects of bushfires, epidemics, biological warfare and terrorism. This chapter then extends upon previous works to present an overview of the possible use of artificial complexity models to the larger field of security and safety applications.

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Acknowledgments
Hussein A. Abbass, Daryl Essam
Chapter 1
Daryl Essam, Hussein A. Abbass
With the increase in the complexity of terrorism’s networks and activities, the advances in chemical and biological warfare, and the use of... Sample PDF
All Hazards Analysis: A Complexity Perspective
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Chapter 2
Michael Barlow, Robert Cox
This chapter discusses the use of abstract multi-agent models of conflict — ABDs (Agent-Based Distillation) — for security and defense purposes. The... Sample PDF
Small & Simple: Application-Specific Multi-Agent Systems
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Chapter 3
Ang Yang, Hussein A. Abbass, Ruhul Sarker
Red teaming is the process of studying a problem by anticipating adversary behaviors. When done in simulations, the behavior space is divided into... Sample PDF
How Hard Is It To Red Team?
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Chapter 4
Anthony H. Dekker, Bernard Colbert
Events of the past few years have shown how today’s modern technological society is critically dependent on critical infrastructure networks such as... Sample PDF
Network Robustness for Critical Infrastructure Networks
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Chapter 5
Ajith Abraham, Johnson Thomas
Computer security is defined as the protection of computing systems against threats to confidentiality, integrity and availability. An intrusion is... Sample PDF
Distributed Intrusion Detection Systems: A Computational Intelligence Approach
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Chapter 6
Michael Barlow
This chapter covers the emerging area of the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer games for military, defense and security purposes. A... Sample PDF
The Game of Defense and Security
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Chapter 7
Katina Michael, Amelia Masters
Spurred by the recent escalation of terrorist attacks and their increasingly devastating outcomes, defense intelligence in the context of homeland... Sample PDF
Realized Applications of Positioning Technologies in Defense Intelligence
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Katina Michael, Amelia Masters
The adoption of positioning technologies to supplement, complement and function as defense intelligence applications has become widely accepted... Sample PDF
The Advancement of Positioning Technologies in Defense Intelligence
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Chapter 9
Cecilia Andrews, Edward Lewis
“Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics and strategies that governments, militaries and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism.”... Sample PDF
Simulating Complexity-Based Ethics for Crucial Decision Making in Counter Terrorism
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