Sustainability, Engineering Design and Governance

  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
  • Marcelo Masera
  • Polinpapilinho F. Katina

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marcelo Masera
    Pages 1-7
  3. Infrastructure and Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Emile Broesterhuizen, Tiedo Vellinga, Poonam Taneja, Linda Docters van Leeuwen
      Pages 11-26
    3. Martijn P. C. de Jong, Otto M. Weiler, Jan-Joost Schouten
      Pages 27-39
    4. Poonam Taneja, Tiedo Vellinga, Robin Ros
      Pages 41-53
  4. Asset Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Kerry Brown, Martin Laue, Javier Tafur, Muhammad Nateque Mahmood, Pascal Scherrer, Robyn Keast
      Pages 57-74
    3. Martin Laue, Kerry Brown, Pascal Scherrer, Robyn Keast
      Pages 75-87
    4. Monique H. Arkesteijn, Ruud Binnekamp
      Pages 89-99
  5. Safety, Renewable Energy and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Masaki Nishimori, Motoshi Kanke, Akiko Tsutsuki, Naohiko Kohtake, Seiko Shirasaka, Toshiyuki Yasui
      Pages 125-137
    3. Sai-ni Yang, Dan Wu, Ming Wang
      Pages 139-152
  6. Equity, Ethic, and Infrastructures

  7. Modeling and Simulation

  8. Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Behnido Y. Calida, Charles B. Keating
      Pages 269-296
    3. J. Otto Kroesen, David J. Ndegwah
      Pages 297-310
    4. Tao Huang, Ettore Bompard, Marcelo Masera, Fei Xue
      Pages 311-337
    5. Aria Iwasawa, Naohiko Kohtake, Nobuaki Minato, William Crossley
      Pages 339-349
  9. Engineering Design and Sociotechnical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Christopher L. Magee, Rebecca K. Saari, G. Thomas Heaps-Nelson, Stephen M. Zoepf, Joseph M. Sussman
      Pages 353-376
    3. Behnido Y. Calida, Adrian V. Gheorghe, Resit Unal, Dan V. Vamanu, Corneliu V. Radu
      Pages 377-393
  10. Adrian V. Gheorghe, Marcelo Masera, Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    Pages E1-E1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 419-422

About this book


This book provides a rough entry into the interdisciplinary field of Infranomics. It enables better decision making in an increasing ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain world where we attempt to anticipate modern society trends and patterns in order to react appropriately. However, as with any emerging discipline, much research is needed at the applications and conceptual level. The applications level may require development and testing of methods, tools, and techniques to enable analysis and decision-making in ambiguous, complex, emergent, interdependent, and uncertain conditions while the conceptual level may require taping into driving philosophies, theories, and methodologies that form the basis for Infranomics. Striking the right balance between applications and conceptual foundation (theory) requires rigorous research.

This book provides a springboard for robust discussions on applications, theory, and transformation of current thinking to better deal with modern society’s problematic issues using Infranomics.


Engineering Design Governance Infranomics Socio-technical Systems Sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
    • 1
  • Marcelo Masera
    • 2
  • Polinpapilinho F. Katina
    • 3
  1. 1.Engineering Mngmt & Systems EngineeringOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Institute for the Protection and Security of the CitizenJoint Research CenterPettenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Engineering Management and Systems Eng.Old Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02492-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02493-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0285
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