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  1. Vincenzo De Florio
    Antifragility = Elasticity + Resilience + Machine Learning Models and Algorithms for Open System Fidelity

    We introduce a model of the #fidelity of open systems—fidelity being interpreted here as the compliance between corresponding figures of interest in two separate but communicating domains. A special case of fidelity is given by real-timeliness and synchrony, in which the figure of interest is the physical and the system's notion of time. Our model covers two orthogonal aspects of fidelity, the first one focusing on a system's steady state and the second one capturing that system's dynamic and behavioural characteristics. We discuss how the two aspects correspond respectively to #elasticity and #resilience and we highlight each aspect's qualities and limitations. Finally we sketch the elements of a new model coupling both of the first model's aspects and complementing them with #machinelearning. Finally, a conjecture is put forward that the new model may represent a first step towards compositional criteria for #antifragile systems.
    Vincenzo De Florio
    Antifragility = Elasticity + Resilience + Machine Learning Models and Algorithms for Open System Fidelity - Semantic Scholar
    www.semanticscholar.org —We introduce a model of the fidelity of open systems—fidelity being interpreted here as the compliance between corresponding figures of interest in two separate but communicating domains. A special case of fidelity is given by real-timeliness and...
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  2. Vincenzo De Florio
    Quality Indicators for Collective Systems Resilience


    Resilience is widely recognized as an important design goal though it is one that seems to escape a general and consensual understanding. Often mixed up with other system attributes; traditionally used with different meanings in as many different disciplines; sought or applied through diverse approaches in various application domains, resilience in fact is a multi-attribute property that implies a number of constitutive abilities. To further complicate the matter, resilience is not an absolute property but rather it is the result of the match between a system, its current condition, and the environment it is set to operate in. In this paper we discuss this problem and provide a definition of resilience as a property measurable as a system-environment fit. This brings to the foreground the dynamic nature of resilience as well as its hard dependence on the context. A major problem becomes then that, being a dynamic figure, resilience cannot be assessed in absolute terms. As a way to partially overcome this obstacle, in this paper we provide a number of indicators of the quality of resilience. Our focus here is that of collective systems, namely those systems resulting from the union of multiple individual parts, subsystems , or organs. Through several examples of such systems we observe how our indicators provide insight, at least in the cases at hand, on design flaws potentially affecting the efficiency of the resilience strategies. A number of conjectures are finally put forward to associate our indicators with factors affecting the quality of resilience.
    Vincenzo De Florio
    Quality Indicators for Collective Systems Resilience - Semantic Scholar
    www.semanticscholar.org Resilience is widely recognized as an important design goal though it is one that seems to escape a general and consensual understanding. Often mixed up with other system attributes; traditionally used with different meanings in as many different...
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  3. Vincenzo De Florio
    On May 27 I will give a seminar to the ECCO research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Vincenzo De Florio
    A behavioral framework for the discussion of resilience, elasticity, and antifragility | ecco.vub.ac.be
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    Vincenzo De Florio
    26/05/2016 #1 Vincenzo De Florio
    Thank you very much for sharing my post!
  4. ProducerVincenzo De Florio
    Some reflections on resilience and evolution in the philosophy of Leibniz
    Some reflections on resilience and evolution in the philosophy of LeibnizWritten byVincenzo De Florio In all things there are different quantities of essence — different degrees of self-determination. And every concept associated to a thing shouts its uniqueness, proclaims its peculiarity, its right to exist...
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    Vincenzo De Florio
    07/05/2016 #2 Vincenzo De Florio
    #1 So very kind of you to say so dear Ali! This one is particularly dear to me because I'm not a philosopher -- I never studied philosophy at university level -- and yet I love it so much. I couldn't refrain from formulating these ideas, despite my modest knowledge in the subject and the little time at my disposal. Your kind words make me proud -- thank you very much!
    Ali Anani
    07/05/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    This a big tribute to beBee that @Vincenzo De Florio is sharing his mind here. Dr. Vincenzo is a great thinker as this buzz reflects.