Cristina Ruiz-Martin

Cristina Ruiz-Martin
Carleton University · Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

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March 2015 - present
Carleton University
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (33)
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Recent disasters and rapid changes in the environment have shown various open issues in organizational resilience, in particular the use of communications. We explore the use of Network Theory to study the robustness of communications in organizations regardless their structure and the communication mechanisms used. We focus on how a collapse in th...
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The System Biology Markup Language (SBML) has been used to build numerous models of biological processes. Here we introduce a new method to translate SBML specifications of cellular models into formal specifications for analysis and simulation. To do so we define a generic biological model architecture that can be instantiated with different parame...
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Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) models have been used to study the spread of COVID-19. In previous works, the standard SIR model has been expanded to include new states as well as geographical level transmission dynamics. We present an extended model using the Cell-DEVS formalism that simulates the effect asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have on a...
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Modeling and Simulation (M&S) techniques have been proven to be effective to understand how diseases spread and assess the effectiveness of decisions aimed to control them (e.g., mobility restrictions). Recently, governments used this approach to determine the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, M&S tools that consider geographical...
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The classic susceptible-infected-recovered (SIR) models provide a good approach for modeling the spread of communicable diseases. However, this model is not suitable to understand the spatial implications on the spreading of the disease or the impact of individual interactions. Our open-source platform uses an extension of the classic SIR models fo...
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Improved Susceptible-Infected-Recovered (SIR) models have been used to study the COVID-19 pandemic. Although they can predict epidemiology curves, spatial models cannot be easily built, and cannot model individual interactions. In this research, we show a definition of SIR-based models using the Cell-DEVS formalism (a combination of Cellular Automa...
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The growing interest on Sustainable Development has led to an increase in the number of standards, benchmarking tools and guidelines to assess and improve sustainability. However, the diversity of standards makes it difficult to choose the right one according to the different areas of sustainability one wants to address. It is also difficult to dec...
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A variety of phenomena (such as the spread of diseases, pollution in rivers, etc.) can be studied as diffusion processes over networks (i.e., the diffusion of the phenomenon over a set of interconnected entities). This research introduces a method to study such diffusion processes in multiplex dynamic networks. We use a formal Modeling and Simulati...
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The technological advancement in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) has evolved into sophisticated hardware, leading to systems that are complex and interconnected. This trend has made modern CPS susceptible to faults. Traditional methods for fault detection and diagnosis are unable to adequately scale up to manage the faults that occur in CPS because of...
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With the rise of Internet of Things devices, there is an increasing demand for embedded control systems. Discrete-Event Modeling of Embedded Systems (DEMES) is a Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) based model driven development methodology that increases reliability and improves time to market by simplifying the development and testing of e...
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We present Simulated Autonomous Vehicle Infrastructure (SAVI), an open source architecture for integrating Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) agents with a simulation platform. This allows for separation of concerns between the development of complex multi-agent behaviours and simulated environments to test them in.
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Embedded systems are increasingly used to control different devices ranging from toys, up to vehicles and spaceships. Each machine has special hardware designed to perform its tasks optimally, and there are constrains that emerge from the relation between hardware, embedded software and the environment. Discrete-Event Modeling of Embedded Systems (...
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Fire spreading is a phenomenon that has received much interest over the years. Because the analysis of fire spreading using mathematical models can be extremely challenging due to the various factors involved, researchers use modeling and simulation to study this problem. There are many fire spread models. However, many of them require long executi...
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Embedded systems are increasingly used to control different devices ranging from toys, up to vehicles and spaceships. Each machine has special hardware designed to perform its tasks optimally, and there are constrains that emerge from the relation between hardware, embedded software and the environment. Discrete-Event Modeling of Embedded Systems (...
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Fire spreading is a phenomenon that has received much interest over the years. Because the analysis of fire spreading using mathematical models can be extremely challenging due to the various factors involved, researchers use modeling and simulation to study this problem. There are many fire spread models. However, many of them require long executi...
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p>In this paper, we study the impact of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) on firm performance both during and after its implementation. The literature pointed out that CMMI is theoretically related to the generation of dynamic capabilities. To give an empirical view of these theories, we built a database of economic and financial dat...
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Human behavior can be influenced by social interactions. The study of how human behavior change has applications in different fields such as marketing, military, psychology, robotics, human-machine interface, anthropology, computational sciences, economics or epidemiology. Applying Modeling and Simulation to study human behavior is encouraged to av...
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We describe an Abstract Model for Diffusion Processes to simu-late diffusion processes in multiplex dynamic networks using formal modeling and simulation (M&S) methodologies (in this case, the DEVS formalism). This approach helps the users to implement diffusion processes over a network by using the net-work specification and the diffusion rules. T...
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p>We present a literature review about organizational resilience, with the goal of identifying how organizational resilience is conceptualized and assessed. The two research questions that drive the review are: (1) how is organizational resilience conceptualized? and (2) how is organizational resilience assessed? We answer the first question by ana...
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p>Developing resilient individuals, organizations and communities is a hot topic in the research agenda in Management, Ecology, Psychology or Engineering. Despite the number of works that focus on resilience is increasing, there is not completely agreed definition of resilience, neither an entirely formal and accepted framework. The cause may be th...
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The interest in how to build resilient organizations is increasing in the last two decades. However , there is no formal and accepted framework yet. In this paper, we argue that the application of the principles of the Viable System Model (VSM) improves organizational resilience. We also argue that the VSM constitutes a valid framework to design re...
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Recent disasters have shown the need to improve emergency plans and the importance of the communications while managing the emergency. These communications can be modeled as an information transmission problem in multiplex social networks in which agents interact through multiple interaction channels (layers). Here, we propose a hybrid model combin...
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Recent disasters reveal that crisis can no longer be considered rare events. In these circumstances, the study of those situations demonstrates that there is a need to test and improve organizational resilience. Complex network theory is a methodology that allows us to model organizations and test their resilience. In this work, we analyze the resi...
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In this paper, we propose a novel approach to determine an appropriate sequence to develop the components of a project management plan. Some newcomers to project management become overwhelmed due to the complex relations within these components. Network theory is a widely used tool in fields with complex relations within entities, but it has not ye...
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The Nuclear Emergency influence domain spreads over a large number of systems of different natures. Nuclear Emergency Plans (NEPs) are usually designed using a top-down approach, establishing a hierarchy working as a command chain. Although this provides advantages in terms of control, it might not be flexible enough to face unpredicted emergent be...
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The Nuclear Emergency (NE) influence domain spreads over a large number of systems of different nature. Nuclear Emergency Plans (NEPs) are usually designed using a top-down approach, establishing a hierarchy working as a command chain. Although this provides advantages in terms of control, it might not be flexible enough to face unpredicted emergen...
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A nuclear emergency (NE) may dramatically impact on several interrelated domains such as health, critical infrastructures, land use, etc. A Nuclear Emergency Plan (NEP) involves multiple systems acting in a coordinated way, according to a pre-established organisation, which is endowed with a set of rules, communications and commands. Usually the NE...