Edited by Erik Hollnagel, Jean Paréis, David D. Woods, and John Wreathall

Resilience Engineering in Practice provides a practical interpretation of a resilient system performance based on the system’s ability to adjust its functioning. A central aim is to determine how resilient performance can be achieved by effectively engineering the four abilities of a resilient system: respond to the actual, monitor the critical, anticipate the potential, and learn from the factual. Considering the four abilities from an operational perspective offers an evidence-based approach that starts from a ‘whole-system’ level and leads to operational details on a concrete level. This approach is applied to a specific area of interest or field of investigation, which may include a specific application or organization under certain conditions or time constraints. As a minimum requirement for a resilient system, each of the four abilities must be considered. The four parts of the book examines one each of the four abilities in detail and provides numerous real-world examples and case studies including air transportation, railway management, healthcare, organizational development, power plant maintenance, and financial services.

The extensive knowledge of the editors and authors combined with the depth and breadth of practical examples and applications make Resilience Engineering in Practice well suited for undergraduate or graduate level courses such as Resilience Engineering or Critical Infrastructure Resilience. Resilience Engineering in Practice is available on Amazon.