Enhancing Creativity in Risk Assessment of Complex Sociotechnical Systems

  • Alex Coletti
  • Antonio De NicolaEmail author
  • Maria Luisa Villani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10405)


We propose the CREAM (CREAtivity Machine) software system to enhance the creativity of experts during vulnerability and risk assessment of complex sociotechnical systems. Our assumption is that a new idea related to a risk can be represented as a fragment of a conceptual model, here named risk mini-model, that can be generated by means of an ontology-based approach for computational creativity. In our solution risk mini-models activate a creative process for stakeholders to identify and understand risks. The whole set of risk mini-models for a specific risk constitutes a risk conceptual model. Such models are included in a knowledge base together with a domain ontology and a set of rules.


Risk assessment Computational creativity Water system Ontology 



The work of Alex Coletti was conducted at SMRC, with partial funding from a NOAA-CPO research grant. The work of Antonio De Nicola and Maria Luisa was conducted at ENEA and was partially supported by the Italian Project ROMA (Resilience enhancement Of Metropolitan Area) (SCN_00064). We kindly acknowledge Bálint Bálazs and Michele Melchiori for stimulating discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SMRCAshburnUSA
  2. 2.ENEA-CR CasacciaRomeItaly

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