is a large ENEA's and Italian Project focused on the research on
complex systems in the different areas of science and technologies. It
is based on the development of the advanced High
Performance Computing infrastructure ENEA grid.
Complessi, Computational Research
Center for Complex Systems) is
co-funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research
The CRESCO project
is functionally developed around the HPC platform,
through the creation of a number of scientific thematic laboratories,
such as: Computing Science Laboratory,
Computational Systems Biology Laboratory, and
Complex Networks Systems Laboratory -
technology networks and human organizations decisional dependences in large national critical services infrastructures.
A major ambition of this
multi-discipline project is to allow an inter-disciplinary flow
of methods and ideas related to the network-based modeling and
simulation of complex systems and their aggregates.
In the above context, CRESCO-SOC-COG is the
activity focused on the research on the vulnerabilities of human factors in
frame of networked structures of high-risk large human
Long term research
The scope of the CRESCO-SOC-COG
the identification and reduction of
the human organization vulnerability. In
particular the following objectives have been
selected for this sub-project:
computational modelling and demonstrative simulation of
socio-cognitive managerial high-risk
decisional processes and their
interdependences. Especially in the case of
the collaborative emergency management for the
protection of Large Complex Critical
ModelIing and analysis of the socio-cognitive vulnerabilities of
these type organizations ,  .
This new challenging cross-disciplinary
objective requires a qualitatively new systemic conceptualization tool,
approach involved is
based on the main frameworks of the teleological and holistic
(Top-down Object-based Goal-oriented Approach, 1993).
The main top axiomatic
paradigm of TOGA is based on the assumption that the every problem can
identified or specified
by the decomposition of the interactions between the couple (Intelligent
entity, its environment). From this perspective, a
domain-independent decomposable meta-model of cognitive decision-making,
is the key reference object for all socio-cognitive factors in
large networked organizations.
In the first year of CRESCO-SOC-COG three research
paths are planed. There are:
socio-cognitive - focused on cognitive decision-making of
managers in frame of socio-cognitive organization networks
- socio-technological -
focused on the interactions between organization network and
methodological-integrative - it should provide a common
Research path 1
Socio-Cognitive Vulnerability of
Research and Development:
managerial cognitive processes modelling and indication of their vulnerability
ECONA - Centro Interuniversitario
Prof. Marta Olivetti-Belardinelli (ECONA)-
Prof. Alessandro Londei
Collaboration with Research Path 3
Research path 2
Socio-Technological Vulnerability of Organizational Decisions and their
interdependences in LCCI
Research and Development:
Objective: Socio-technological vulnerability modelling
of organization networks for
DII (Dipartimento di
dell’Università di Roma
Prof. Lucio Bianco (DII)
Massimiliano Caramia -
with Research Path 3ollaborazione
Research path 3
Ontology and Integrated Methodology for the Modelling of
Research and Development:
Adam Maria Gadomski
tel: 06 3048 3404
coordination, integration and results validation
Collaboration with ECONA
and DII in Research Path 1,2.ol
steps in the first
of the research are distinguished:
1. Knowledge Acquisition -
recognition of the specificity
organizations and LCCIs
models; from this perspective the review of existing
tools and models of socio-cognitive
decision-making will be performed.
Focused on the questionnaire-based
modeling of manager decision-making.
- Path 2:
Focused on the
analysis of the real cases of
Development of demonstrative simulator
of the results
with other subprojects of Activity Line III:
Problem initial condition
 is activated when the
situation is over the (routine & emergency) competences of the
direct operators of the
technological networks (such as LCCI)
 The method: Methodological and ontological
approach TOGA has been analysed and applied in several RTD EU
projects. The results are presented in journal and e-publications on the
Web. A few graduated thesis have been done under supervision of
this project partners. 5 with ECONA of the University "La Sapienza"
and one with the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
More information: TOGA metatheory:
 Article for CNIP-2006.
A.M. Gadomski, Modeling of
Socio-Cognitive Vulnerability of Human Organizations: TOGA Meta-Theory
Approach, Proc. of International Workshop on Complex Network and
Protection, CNIP 2006 , 28- 29 March 2006, Rome, Italy.
Gadomski, Vulnerability of Human
Organizations: ENEA'S Experience. The US-CAMO
Workshop on Complex Networks and Infrastructure Protection, 05 June 2006.
P. Sargeni, A.M.
L’ergonomia cognitiva e
l’identificazione della vulnerabilità di organizzazioni umane:
organizzazioni umane: la prospettiva socio--cognitiva. Seminar ENEA-CAMO,
10 May 2006. (ppt-pdf:
Caramia (Tor Vergata), A.M.
Gadomski (ENEA), A.Londei
CRESCO-SOC-COG: Strategies, Competences and
CRESCO Coordination Meeting,
5 July 2006.
 International documents
related to the Large Critical Infrastructure Protections,
EMSE 232, Disaster
Newsletter, Nov.2006, Vol.11 - N.
The George Washington University.
Gadomski. Human-Organization Crisis: Identification,
Response & Recovery - A top-view, White paper. on the Web since 2004:
“ENEA per il governo e la sicurezza
delle Grandi Reti Tecnologiche ed Energetiche”.
(24 Nov. 2006)
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