A taxonomy of perturbations: Determining the ways that systems lose value
Author(s)Mekdeci, Brian Anthony; Ross, Adam Michael; Rhodes, Donna H.; Hastings, Daniel E.
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Disturbances and disruptions, both internal and external to the system, are a major concern for system architects who are responsible for ensuring that their systems maintain value robustness no matter what occurs. These perturbations can have multiple causes and can affect a system in multiple ways. This paper presents a taxonomy of disturbances and disruptions to assist system architects and researchers in identifying the ways in which systems can fail to deliver value. By doing so, this taxonomy falls into a larger research effort to develop survivability design principles that will help system architects design systems that prevent, mitigate and recover from disturbances.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division; MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center
Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon 2012)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Mekdeci, Brian, Adam M. Ross, Donna H. Rhodes, and Daniel E. Hastings. “A taxonomy of perturbations: Determining the ways that systems lose value.” In 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon 2012), 1-6. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012.
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INSPEC Accession Number: 12695537