Activity 1

 

FAVAIA Activity 1: Formalisation


Recent research has identified a need to formalise the notion of "vulnerability" so as to support accurate communication and eliminate misunderstandings that result from the use of ambiguous terminology. In addition, a formal framework of vulnerability is a prerequisite for computational approaches to its assessment. This activity aims to develop and apply such a formal framework. The framework will define vulnerability and related terms using mathematical concepts that are independent of any knowledge domain and applicable to any system under consideration. It will be tested by analysing experiences in vulnerability assessment in different academic communities, which should serve to develop a better understanding of the qualitative and quantitative methods in use. The knowledge gained in this activity will contribute to the development of improved analytical approaches to assessing vulnerability and better methods to communicate assessment findings.

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FAVAIA Activity 2: Tools
FAVAIA Activity 3: Policy

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