Enabling the SOS network

Mihaela Ulieru
2008 Conference Proceedings / IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics  
This work introduces the concept of Self-Organizing Security (SOS) network as a resilient architectural foundation on which the operational mechanism for deploying dynamic, short living emergency response organizations capable to react quickly to emerging crisis situations can be evolved. A simulation Testbed for SOS networks is presented that balances micromanagement of subordinates with the excessive independence of commanders based on a trusted overall operational picture shared via a joint
more » ... ommunications backbone. Built on the foundation of the recently introduced Emergent Engineering paradigm, the SOS Testbed delivers a picture of the dynamics of emerging trends that enable decision makers to anticipate the evolution of emerging crises and evaluate the effectiveness of different inter-agency configurations coming together in addressing it. Hints towards a 'change of culture' shifting first responders operations from the traditional hierarchical towards a 'power to the edge' heterarchy point to policy changes that allow emerging leaders to take action in the 'chaos of crisis'. The strategies proposed increase the responsiveness and effectiveness of first responder meta-organizations thus reducing the vulnerabilities to asymmetric threats to increase the safety quotient and by this the social resilience in today's convoluted world dynamics.
doi:10.1109/icsmc.2008.4811246 dblp:conf/smc/Ulieru08 fatcat:hwpzxek2k5eqheaok6eddecvde