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Introduction to Modeling and Optimization Classical Unconstrained Optimization Problems Classical Equality Constraint Problem Newton-Raphson Method Linear Programming Dynamic Programming Generalized Nonlinear Programming Multiobjective Decision Trees Derivation of the Expected Value of a Log-normal Distribution Derivation of the Conditional Expected Value of a Log-normal Distribution Triangular Distribution: Unconditional and Conditional Expected Values Standard Normal Distribution Probability Table

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... First, managerial threat perceptions are likely to affect firm preparation. Strategic decisions around disaster preparation are likely to be affected by managers' subjective judgments and/or knowledge about disaster risks (Haimes, 2009;Miceli, Sotgiu, & Settani, 2008;Slovic, 1987;Wachinger, Renn, Begg, & Kuhlicke, 2013: 1051. Depending upon the nature of their experience, managers may either over-or underestimate disaster risk and thus over or under prepare. ...
... Translating experience into action requires an understanding of the mechanisms linking experience and preparation. Two of these mechanisms are managers' subjective judgments and/or knowledge about disaster risks (Haimes, 2009;Miceli et al., 2008;Slovic, 1987;Wachinger et al., 2013Wachinger et al., : 1051 and the political power to make or influence strategic decisionmaking. Ironically, managers may be less likely to utilize experience if they are risk averse. ...
... Managers and their organizations must consider natural disasters to be serious risks for them to be considered salient. In fact, there is strong evidence that managers and their organizations barely consider the statistical likelihood or perceived magnitude of certain risks when assessing perceived threats (Haimes, 2009;Miceli et al., 2008;Wachinger et al., 2013Wachinger et al., : 1051. One reason is that research on firm preparation for future threats -particularly those that are uncertain, infrequent or rare -takes a back seat at times to addressing immediate threats that are more certain (Tashman & Rivera, 2016). ...
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Research emphasizes the value of disaster preparation and the importance of experience in doing so, yet most companies fail to prepare. The antecedents of preparation are poorly understood, in part, because experience by itself only partly explains the story. To address these concerns, we developed two unique surveys: one from an international survey in 18 disaster‐prone countries and another from a U.S. survey in New York City and Miami. We find that organizational experience with natural disasters increases preparedness for future hazards. Also, organizational learning from others positively mediates this relationship. Managers are more willing to learn from others in locations characterized by high impact, low frequency disasters. In areas with low impact, high frequency disasters, managers more likely misjudge the severity of natural disasters.
... Project risk management (PRM) is concerned with reducing delays and cost overruns, while satisfying specification (spec) and quality requirements (Chapman and Ward, 2003). Hoffman and Haimes's studies [3,4] indicated that system objectives in Operational risk management (ORM) such as reliability, safety, security, availability, and business continuity in operational settings subject to risk. Analytical risk-integrated system modelling attempts to define the system's (multi-)objective function, while capturing risk, using mathematical building blocks such as input, output, state variables, decision (control) variables, and random variables. ...
... 3. Distribution module that defining transparencies and functions required to realize these transparencies (Figure 7). 4. Conformance module that addressing implementation, consistency and conformance checking requirements (Figure 8). ...
... 3. Risk Analysis: Assign values to the consequence and the likelihood of occurrence of each threat identified in sub-process 2 ( Figure 14). 4. Risk Evaluation: Identify the level of risk associated with the threats already identified and assessed in the previous sub-processes (Figure 15 Their relationships can be provided as Figure 11, The sub-process are shown from Figure 12 to Figure 15: Figure 11. ...
... Although every construction project is different and each should be considered afresh, the process of risk management comprises a fixed set of techniques that can be applied to any project (Flanagan & Norman, 1993). Hence, a good management of a project must incorporate an effective risk management in the form of a standardised process (Haimes, 2009). Having reviewed the literature, the steps below were found for an effective risk management process: ...
... To make it more clear, this step aims at answering the following question: What can go wrong? (Haimes, 2009). ...
... The response management process is a decision-making process (Haimes, 2009) that has two objectives: (a) eliminating the adverse impacts as much as possible, and (b) increasing control over risk (Al-Bahar & Crandall, 1990). There are four common types of responses to handle risks in the literature that are defined as follows: ...
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Tolerance-related problems are amongst the most common, recurring defects in construction projects. They are often dealt with on an ad hoc basis and at the time and place of the assembly process. The existing academic literature and the industrial guidelines provide only general recommendations for the improvement of tolerance management, and a pragmatic and holistic process for this purpose is still missing. This research aims at developing a process to proactively identify and prevent tolerance problems at the stages preceding assembly on site. Design Science Research is the adopted methodological approach as the focus is on prescribing a solution to solve a practical problem, as well as on contributing to theory. To design a workable solution, the literature not only in construction but also in manufacturing is reviewed, empirical data is collected from three cases, fifteen tolerance problems are documented and analysed, and a detailed root cause analysis is performed for the identified tolerance problems. The solution devised is a process, called Tolerance Management System (TMS), which has five parts, each comprising a set of steps, documents, methods and techniques implemented through a particular organisational design. The parts of TMS are: identification of tolerance requirements/risks, planning the achievement of tolerance requirements/mitigation of tolerance risks, communication of tolerance information, tolerance compliance measurement, and learning and documentation. Process standardisation and continuous improvement are two foundational elements of lean that are employed in TMS. Two focus group meetings are conducted to evaluate whether the developed solution fulfils its aim and to refine it further. It was pinpointed during the focus group meetings that many of the TMS steps could be adopted in practice immediately to help practitioners deal with tolerances more systematically. The research results in contributions to the theory by providing a better understanding of not only a typical but also an advanced practice of tolerance management in the construction industry, and by providing a comprehensive list of root causes of the identified tolerance problems. A contribution to both theory and practice is the developed solution, TMS, by which (a) tolerances can be taken systematically into account from project inception to completion, (b) tolerance information can be effectively communicated amongst designers and construction trades, and (c) the conventional focus on the compliance of deviations of a single component with standards is shifted to whether sub-assemblies function properly within the specified tolerances.
... However even if the prospective probabilities were known, whether or not, and to what extent, nonlinear appraisal weightings ought to be applied to either the estimates of negative impact (see Haimes 1998) or their probability of occurrence (see for example, Tversky and Wakker 1995) is not something that can be addressed by appeal to facts alone. How people perceive and appraise risk individually may be partially informative. ...
... The question of what constitutes a prudent decision in the face of uncertainty over difficult-to-quantify qualitative public policy issues of industrial development, greenhouse, democratic participation and workplace social structures echoes similar questions over technical risks, where the potential outcomes (if not the likelihoods) are more quantifiable, such as operational radiation leaks (mSv of biological dosage received) or environmental contamination during waste disposal (kg of contaminant). Obvious methods of evaluating over risk such as probabilistic expected value and probability of exceedence measures (Haimes 1998) are not, by any means, evidently appropriate. This is particularly so due to the extremely high social costs of some of the possible consequences of nuclear contamination or global climate change, even if they are highly unlikely. ...
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This essay was prompted by a recent request for the Society for Sustainability and Environmental Engineering to support a proposed establishment of a chair of Nuclear Physics at an Australian University.
... The process of communication and consultation aims to ensure that communication and consultation with internal and external stakeholders occur during all stages of the risk management process. The establishment of a context provides the scope and risk criteria and sets the external and internal parameters that must be considered in risk management [20]. ...
... Treatment of risks involves the selection of the most suitable alternatives to modify the risks, together with the plans necessary to implement them. In turn, the process of monitoring and critical analysis aims to ensure that controls related to risks are effective and efficient, as well as to obtain additional information to improve the process of risk assessment [20]. ...
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The Information and Communication Technology Master Plan---ICTMP---is an important tool for the achievement of the strategic business objectives of public and private organizations. In the public sector, these objectives are closely related to the provision of benefits to society. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) actions are present in all organizational processes and involves size-able budgets. The risks inherent in the planning of ICT actions need to be considered for ICT to add value to the business and to maximize the return on investment to the population. In this context, this work intends to examine the use of risk management processes in the development of ICTMPs in the Brazilian public sector.
... It has become an effective and comprehensive procedure in the overall management to control processes and reduce faulty products as well as related costs. [1] A recent development in the standardization of quality management systems has led to new challenges for companies: The revision of the ISO 9001 in 2015 with a new emphasis on risk management including the end of the transition period in 2018. To gain or maintain the ISO certification, companies are forced to reevaluate their production and quality control processes regarding the risk-based thinking now required. ...
... To understand risk, risk has to be divided into two components -a real one (the potential damage) and a mathematical constructed componentthe probability (the likelihood of the occurrence of potential damages). [1] The state of the art in companies in risk assessment is the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) developed by NASA in 1963 [7]. The basic idea of the FMEA is an analysis by a team performed on a system as well as faults and failures that can occur in it. ...
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The revision of the ISO 9001 in 2015 and the end of the transition period in 2018 forces companies to integrate risk management into their company structure. Risk assessment as part of risk management poses challenges for many companies, especially SMEs. Existing methods are often complex, subjective and difficult to automate. To address this issue, this paper describes a risk assessment approach that can be fully automated after expert process evaluation. The automated risk assessment is based on a Machine Learning algorithm, which builds a model that predicts the output and allows the use of SPC control charts without measuring component’s characteristics. Based on the results of the control charts, the risk can be assessed by calculating the distances to critical values and analyzing the control chart (e.g. run or trend identification). The use of process parameters, which are recorded by sensors, makes it possible to intervene in the process in high risk situations and reduce not only measurements but also the production of scrap. The method was applied to the use case of an injection molding process of a thin-walled thermoplastic. Based on a Design of Experiments the model was built by a Generalized Linear Regression machine learning algorithm. A predictive validation and an event validation test were used to validate the method. A two-sided t-test at a significance level of α = 5% provided equality between predicted and actual mean value. The Event Validation Test provided a 90–100% correct classification.
... Scenario planning may be prompted by a diverse set of questions, and the most raised question in SA is "what can go wrong?. " The scenario organizing mechanism of Hierarchical Holographic Modeling (HHM) is useful to demonstrate one available framing tool to answer this question. HHM is regarded as "..a holistic philosophy/methodology aimed at capturing and representing the essence of the inherent diverse characteristics and attributes of a system" [22,23]. The term holographic refers to the multiview image of the system that include views of economic risk, social risk, political risk, …etc. ...
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... The conducted model is applicable for other comparable systems with more than two security zone areas. Haimes [56] proposed the use of multiple techniques for estimating terrorist actions as probabilities, and this study is in very good agreement. A PRA has been found to be a useful method for assessing terrorism risks, particularly for forming a baseline comparison of these risks. ...
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... Seeking alternative systems perspectives can also be a more mechanistic process, in which aspects of a system are considered in a hierarchical sense, such as using hierarchical holographic modelling (Haimes 2009). In each case, assumptions must be identified and challenged to ensure we have the best possible understanding of the system before embarking on a system development. ...
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Based on 45 years of experience conducting research and development into spacecraft instrumentation and 13 years' experience teaching Systems Engineering in a range of industries, the Mullard Space Science Laboratory at University College London (UCL) has identified a set of guiding principles that have been invaluable in delivering successful projects in the most demanding of environments. The five principles are: 'principles govern process', 'seek alternative systems perspectives', 'understand the enterprise context', 'integrate systems engineering and project management', and 'invest in the early stages of projects'. A common thread behind the principles is a desire to foster the ability to anticipate and respond to a changing environment with a constant focus on achieving long-term value for the enterprise. These principles are applied in space projects and have been spun-out to non-space projects (primarily through UCL's Centre for Systems Engineering). They are also embedded in UCL's extensive teaching and professional training programme. © 2012 by Author Name.
... Sensitivity analysis studying the variation of value function with respect to the value changes of certain parameter plays a vital role in risk management in derivative market, especially for portfolio pricing and hedging (cf. Haimes [1]). As is often achieved by estimating the Greeks, price sensitivities related to variations of model parameters are calculated and investigated. ...
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... More specific systems are presented and discussed in the scientific literature, in textbooks and papers on risk management (e.g. [10,18,28,35]). Over the years, we have seen a gradual development of these, from pure probability-based risk assessment approaches to broader risk-management frameworks, highlighting both risk assessments and robust/resilient strategies. ...
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... Waller (2002) applied the system concept more rigorously both at sociological levels to relate preservation objectives to the ultimate goals of the continuance and betterment of society (fi g. 2) and at the detail level to relate causal factors to risks. As discussed by Haimes (1998), this form of hierarchical system modelling enables and facilitates comprehensive risk identifi cation. At the institutional level, preventive care begins with appropriate collection policies and suitable management of the facilities (Merritt 2008(Merritt , 2010Simmons 2005; also see Joplin, chapter 15, this volume). ...
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Collections are created and maintained to contribute to the continuance and betterment of society. They are the material evidence of links between our past, present and future. Collections created yesterday remain available to benefit society by being held and maintained, free from preventable loss. At the same time, they must be readily available for use. An effective and efficient collection storage system must meet both those challenges while retaining flexibility for future development of the collection. Addressing these challenges in a systematic and cost-effective manner requires the development of collection management and conservation strategies based on the best and most comprehensive information available. That is why this book draws on expertise from architects, engineers, scientists, facility managers, security specialists, risk analysts, and diverse others, as well as collection managers and conservators. In some cases, information is available in the form of feedback on how well a goal is being achieved. For example, the time required to deliver a specific item form a collection to a user following a request is an easily and accurately measured number. It can be used as a performance indicator to signal to management when problem occurs in the collection use function. Unfortunately, many aspects of collection management, especially preservation, do not provide timely feedback. In those cases, skillful allocation of resources must be made today, and in the near future, to ensure a good result in the medium to long term future with little benefit from feedback. Improving the chances of future success relies on commitment to comprehensive issue identification and quantification together with thorough documentation of all available evidence. A key to success is the establishment of a collections conservation program for the institution. The goal of such a conservation program is the long-term preservation of the utility of the collections; thus any conservation approach must facilitate access to the collections and preserve their integrity for research and other uses. Both treatment and prevention are important aspects of conservation, but prevention is by far the most appropriate approach for preservation from a Western philosophical perspective. Preventive conservation programs are built on a foundation of collection risk assessment but must include a staged plan to mitigate risks while maintaining or enhancing accessibility. Implementation plans should be broken into manageable portions to meet short-, medium-, and long-range goals. Resources are available to assist museum personnel in acquiring appropriate conservation information and expertise to assess collection needs and to implement collections care plans/strategies.
... Instead, the service life of bridges should be extended as far as possible due to sustainability reasons (Kühn et al. (2008); Jensen et al. (2008)). Evaluating the possible interventions and corresponding consequences can facilitate a rational decision (Haimes (2005)), which steps further into risk analysis. An influence diagram or a decision tree model are usually applied for decision support (Hao (2000); Nielsen and Sørensen (2011); Goyet et al. (2013);Leander et al. (2018)). ...
... In this case, it is required to compare several random variables synthesized through their percentiles and statistical moments. Several approaches have been proposed to this end, such as a simple comparison of the expected value, the expected utility (Von Neumann & Morgenstern, 1947), the use of low order moments (Markowitz, 1952), risk measures (Jorion, 2007;Mansini, Ogryczak, & Speranza, 2007;Rockafellar & Uryasev, 2000), the Partitioned Multiobjective Risk Method (Asbeck & Haimes, 1984;Haimes 2009), and the stochastic dominance theory (Levy, 2006), among others. Therefore, the final assessment is derived using a combined approach based on a nonparametric aggregation rule (using the concept of average rank) for attributes 1 and 2; a simple procedure for score assignment for attribute 3; and a lexicographic rule. ...
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... In this case, it is required to compare several random variables synthesized through their percentiles and statistical moments. Several approaches have been proposed to this end, such as a simple comparison of the expected value, the expected utility (Von Neumann & Morgenstern, 1947), the use of low order moments (Markowitz, 1952), risk measures (Jorion, 2007;Mansini, Ogryczak, & Speranza, 2007;Rockafellar & Uryasev, 2000), the Partitioned Multiobjective Risk Method (Asbeck & Haimes, 1984;Haimes 2009), and the stochastic dominance theory (Levy, 2006), among others. Therefore, the final assessment is derived using a combined approach based on a nonparametric aggregation rule (using the concept of average rank) for attributes 1 and 2; a simple procedure for score assignment for attribute 3; and a lexicographic rule. ...
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... His tasks are to identify the risks specific to each activity; to analyze each risk, its nature, causes and its relationship to other risks; measure the degree of risk, probability of the accident and estimate the size of the loss, choose the most appropriate means of managing each of the existing risks according to the required safety and cost. For further information, see references (Asfahl and Rieske 2018), (Haimes and Sage 2015) and (Aven and Zio 2018). ...
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... A useful construct is to divide risk analysis into two components: (i) risk assessment (identifying, evaluating and measuring the probability and severity of risks) and (ii) risk management (deciding what to do about risks) (Haimes, 2015). Risk analysis can be qualitative or quantitative in nature: the former uses words or colours to identify and evaluate risks or presents a written description of the risk, while the latter calculates numerical probabilities over the possible consequences (Rausand, 2011). ...
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... From the risk assessment standpoint, key notions are uncertainty, likelihood (probabilities), impact (consequences). Depending on nature of uncertainties and information available various qualitative and quantitative or semi-quantitative methods can be used for the risks description and assessment (Karmen et al., 2019;Haimes & Sage, 2015;Simmons et al., 2017). ...
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... The number and type of risks in institutional life are ever increasing especially in response to globalization and technological changes which are impacting on both the social and economic fundamentals of all countries. As such, numerous of studies (for example, Vose, 2008;Shrader-Frechette, 2012;Haimes, 2015;Reason, 2016) have attempted to identify and analyse the numerous risks that affect the success of institutions. In the realm of HETIs, a number of risks are shown to prominently characterize institutional performance, namely, student lack of effort (Gough, 2010;Pompa, 2014), poor previous schooling (Bonzet, 2017). ...
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... First of all, it should be simple enough to allow understanding and substantive interpretation of a phenomenon or a process, which is extremely difficult in the case of such complex processes as transport and conversion of pollutants into the environment. Secondly, it should be designed to accurately capture and describe the course of a phenomenon or a process [6,7]. These models can be used to simulate the effects of long-term actions on a selected catchment area. ...
... Uncertainty can also be regarded as the inability to ascertain the exact state of a system (Haimes, 1998); which suggests that probability cannot be measured. Furthermore, Pender (2001) opined that risk applies to situations where there is a probability of repetition and replicability, while uncertainty connotes situations where no prior knowledge exists because replicability and future occurrence cannot be categorised based on past precedence. ...
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