ISSST 2016 is proud to be hosting a two-day Resilience Summit on Monday May 16th and Tuesday May 17th featuring icebreaker activities, a workshop on resilience simulation and training, three parallel sessions, and a three-part discussion series. The summit will focus on creating a vision for a multi-university center for sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems.
MONDAY, MAY 16TH:
7:00 – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast (outside Pima room)
8:00 – 9:15 AM Research Perspectives ‘Icebreaker’ Activity, led by Emily Bondank, Dan Eisenberg, and Margaret Hinrichs, PhD students, ASU (Pima Room)
9:15 – 9:30 AM BREAK
9:30 – 11:00 AM Resilience Simulation and Training Workshop, led by Nathan Johnson, Assistant Professor, ASU (Pima Room)
11:00 – 12:30 PM Discussion Session 1: The role of simulation and visualization (S & V) in future resilience research, lead by Tom Seager, Arizona State University (Pima Room)
- How can S & V integrate different perspectives of resilience?
- How can S & V better integrate human behavior and social analysis into resilience research?
- How could we use S & V to understand how groups and/or individuals make decisions about infrastructure systems?
- How can S & V educate students and practitioners about resilience decision-making?
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch & Keynote Speaker, Gary Dirks, for ISSST
2:00 – 3:30 PM Decision Making for Resilient Infrastructure Parallel Session
- Assessing Risk and Resilience for Critical Infrastructure Systems Using Enumeration and Bounding Arguments; Alderson, David L.; Carlyle, W. Matthew;Naval Postgraduate School, United States of America
- Incorporating Resilience into Green Buildings: Analysis of the LEED Rating System; Champagne, Cassandra Lyn; Aktas, Can B.; University of New Haven, United States of America
- Bridging sociotechnical networks for critical infrastructure resilience: South Korean Case Study; Eisenberg, Daniel Alexander (1); Park, Jeryang (2); Kim, Donghwan (2); Seager, Thomas Payson (1); 1: Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America; 2: Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
- Offsetting Climate Change-Related Increases in Residential Energy Demand through Energy Efficiency Policies; Reyna, Janet Lorel; Chester, Mikhail V; Arizona State University, United States of America
4:00 – 5:30 PM Resiliency Parallel Session
- A Capabilities Approach to Resilience; Clark, Susan Spierre; Seager, Thomas P.; Arizona State University, United States of America
- Risk and Resilience: Similarities and Difference; Linkov, Igor; Fox-Lent, Cate; US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, United States of America
- Towards A Resilient Control System Design; Farjadian, Amir (1); Annaswamy, Anuradha (1); Woods, David (2); 1: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America; 2: Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America
- Connectivity and Resilience: How Social Connections Shield Victims from Disaster; Aldrich, Daniel; Northeastern University, United States of America
6:00 – 8:00 PM Evening Poster Session for ISSST
TUESDAY, MAY 17TH:
7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 AM Resilient Infrastructure Parallel Session
- Improving Infrastructure Resilience to Extreme Events: Lessons from Katrina and Sandy; Marsden, Janet; Syracuse University, United States of America
- Institutional Dimensions of Resilient Critical Infrastructure; Gim, Changdeok; Miller, Clark.A; Clark, Susan.Spierre; Kennedy, Eric.B; ASU, United States of America
- When does resilience pay? Mitigating hurricane damage to buildings; Miller, Travis Reed; Kirchain, Randolph; Gregory, Jeremy; MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, United States of America
- Vulnerability of Urban Water Systems to Climate Change and Mitigating the Potential for Cascading Failures; Bondank, Emily; Chester, Mikhail; Ruddell, Benjamin; Arizona State University, United States of America
10:30 – 12:00 AM Discussion 2: Identifying major gaps/barriers in current resilience research, led by David Woods, The Ohio State University
- What were the major themes of research represented during the parallel sessions? (Strengths)
- What areas of resilience research seem to be missing? (weaknesses)
- Which themes or research areas are we most interested in pursuing in the future?
12:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch & Keynote Speaker for ISSST
2:00 – 3:30 PM Discussion 3: Constructing a research vision, led by David Alderson, Naval Postgraduate School
- What are the key research questions we want pursue in future research?
- What would the methodology or investigative method be to study the identified research questions?
- Who would the key institutions/ partnerships be for this work?
- What funding opportunities are there to fund this work?
- Next steps…
3:30 – 3:45PM BREAK
3:45 – 5:00 PM Discussion 4: Summit Reflection and Concluding Remarks (Pima Room)
Engineering’s response to the need for a stochastic understanding of the world has been risk analysis, or the practice of estimating risk in a well-defined situation to a well-recognized threat. However, non-stationarity within our climate, social and technical systems prevent the precise predictability of stressors and their potentially cascading and complex impacts. Alternatively, resilience recognizes the unpredictability and complexity of these interdependent systems and seeks to transition towards more adaptive, safe-to-fail infrastructure systems. Although the concept of resilience is well recognized, the methods for operationalizing resilience have yet to be defined. Consequently, ISSST has increased its focus on sustainable technology systems to include topics related to resilient infrastructure systems. We have also built an extensive professional network of scholars working on a portfolio of resilience perspectives. Building on this established network, the 2016 Resilience Summit will be focused on creating a vision for a Multi-University Center for Resilient Infrastructure Systems. The goal will be to identify key barriers to resilience as well as potential strategies for investigating and overcoming them from diverse disciplinary perspectives.
To maximize the effectiveness of the summit towards creating a collective research agenda, it will include both inductive and deductive experiences over two days. We will begin with an activity that explores the various perspectives of participants attending the summit, as well as a workshop on resilience simulation and training. These activities will be followed by three parallel sessions on resilience themes. Based on these inductive sessions, there will be several discussion-based opportunities offered during the second half of the conference that will be focused on creating a collective vision that builds upon the strengths of our current resilience research and education agendas. Participants can expect to gain a broader understanding of current resilient research and how their own work is distinct from and/or supportive of other’s research. This awareness will enable participants to effectively contribute to a collective research proposal which is meant to inspire, shape, and promote the direction of our resilience research over the next five years toward shared goals.