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Moncada Escudero, J.A. (author), Nava Guerrero, G.D.C. (author), Park Lee, H. (author), Okur, Ö. (author), Chakraborty, S.T. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author)

The EU has set ambitious targets for an energy transition. While research often focuses on technology, institutions or actors, a transition requires complex coordination and comprehensive analysis and design. We propose a framework accounting for technology, institutions and actors' perspective to design in socio-technical systems. We present...

journal article 2017
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Moncada Escudero, J.A. (author), Lukszo, Z. (author), Junginger, M (author), Faaij, A (author), Weijnen, M.P.C. (author)

The economic performance of biofuels supply chains depends on the interaction of technical characteristics as technological pathways and logistics, and social structures as actor behavior, their interactions and institutions. Traditional approaches focus on the technical problems only. Little attention has been paid to the institutional...

journal article 2017
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da Costa Junior, J. (author), Rodrigues Santos, A.L. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author)
Faced with large-scale wicked problems that include global warming, resource depletion, poverty and humanitarian emergencies, society needs new and more appropriate reasoning models. In particular, these problems pose unfamiliar challenges in contexts with poor financial and infrastructural resources. Systems-oriented design (SOD) is widely...
journal article 2017
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Fasihi Harandi, M. (author)
Given the water governance regime, how potent is the normative practice idea in the case of hydrosystems management? How can the normative practice framework explain the failure of the water governance of the Zayandehrud, and how can this explanation improve water governance both in thsi case and more generally?
Can the govervance of the...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Passenier, D (author), Mols, C (author), Bim, J (author), Sharpans'kykh, Alexei (author)
Safety culture is often understood as encompassing organizational members’ shared attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values associated with safety. Safety culture theory development is fraught with inconsistencies and superficiality of measurement methods, because the dynamic and political nature of culture is often ignored. Traditionally,...
journal article 2016
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Read, S.A. (author), Lindhult, Erik (author)
Transition of energy systems has been under-theorised. We have argued previously that energy efficiency as a strategy for fossil fuel replacement is inadequate as energy demand is not being reduced by efficiency alone. This paper is intended to elaborate further on the reasons. We require better answers to better questions about the nature of...
conference paper 2016
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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Dijkema, G.P.J. (author)
A framework for the modeling and simulation of transitions is presented. A transition, “substantial change in the state of a socio-technical system”, typically unfolds over a long timespan. We therefore suggest to use simulation to inform transition managers on the effect of their decisions. Transition models preferably meet five functional...
journal article 2015
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Kroes, P.A. (author)
My aim is to question whether the introduction of new technologies in society may be considered to be genuine experiments. I will argue that they are not, at least not in the sense in which the notion of experiment is being used in the natural and social sciences. If the introduction of a new technology in society is interpreted as an experiment...
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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Heijnen, P.W. (author)
We have developed an agent-based model to optimize green-field network design in an industrial area. We aim to capture some of the deep uncertainties surrounding infrastructure design by modelling it developing specific ant colony optimizations. Hence, we propose a variety of extensions to our existing work, first ideas on how to realize them...
conference paper 2014
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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Van der Lei, T. (author)
Climate change is likely to affect how society will function in this century. Because climate change effects may be severe, a next step is to study not only the effects on natural systems, but also the effects on built infrastructure systems and, in response to anticipated effects, the adaptation of those systems. Studies that discuss...
journal article 2014
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Cayford, T.J. (author), Scholten, D.J. (author)
This paper sets out to formulate a structured approach to assist in analyzing the viability of self-governance in community energy systems. Existing research in self-governance in the framework of socio-ecological systems provides a basis for analysis in applications concerning socio-technical systems, but more than a basis is needed. Although...
conference paper 2014
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Patil, A.C. (author)
A sustainable energy system is paramount if we would like to see our future generations prosper. Changing the energy system towards sustainability implies a transition. The contribution of this research will be to develop an analytical tool that will give insight into possible transitions in energy systems. Dominant views on transition are...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Song, Y. (author), Groeneveld, B.S. (author), Boess, S.U. (author), Freudenthal, A. (author)
Informal caregivers, who are usually family members or friends of care recipients, provide unpaid assistances to help care recipients remain in their homes. However, they may be prone to depression, grief, fatigue and changes in social relationships. This paper presents the development process of a Product Service System (PSS) which is able to...
conference paper 2014
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Bouarfa, S. (author), Blom, H.A.P. (author), Curran, R. (author), Everdij, M.H.C. (author)
Purpose Commercial aviation is feasible thanks to the complex socio-technical air transportation system, which involves interactions between human operators, technical systems, and procedures. In view of the expected growth in commercial aviation, significant changes in this socio-technical system are in development both in the USA and Europe....
journal article 2013
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D' Hont, F.M. (author), Clifford-Holmes, J.K. (author), Slinger, J.H. (author)
A system dynamics modelling approach is adopted to deepen understanding of the effects of operational management on the performance of the Greater Kirkwood water supply system in South Africa. Currently, the interrupted operation of the system has led to perceptions of systemic social injustice on the part of citizens and contention between the...
conference paper 2013
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Ghorbani, A. (author)
Socio-technical systems consist of many heterogeneous decision making entities and technological artefacts. These systems are governed through public policy that unravels in a multi-scale institutional context, which ranges from norms and values to technical standards. Simulation, agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) in particular, is an...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Wijnen, R.A.A. (author)
An airport’s operation and development impacts many stakeholders. Therefore, an airport should be treated as a socio-technical system. An airport operator and its stakeholders should strategically plan and develop the airport together. This dissertation describes the development of the HARMOS Decision Support System that can facilitate such...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Ligtvoet, A. (author)
To ensure dependable, affordable, and sustainable use of energy, stakeholders in energy production, distribution, and consumption are increasingly seeking for cooperation. They aim to jointly tackle large energy projects in an environmental context that is changing at an increasing rate, towards increasing complexity. Cooperation is seen as a...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Bollinger, L.A. (author), Dijkema, G.P.J. (author)
While we rely on the continuous functioning of infrastructures such as water, electricity and Internet, 100% uptime is not possible. Infrastructure systems must therefore be resilient – they must be capable of flexing in response to disruptions and recovering quickly. In this paper we explore options for supporting infrastructure resilience from...
conference paper 2012
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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Van der Lei, T. (author)
Climate change is likely to affect our infrastructures and, consequently, the way society interacts with these infrastructures. For instance, higher average temperatures increase the need for electricity delivered through the grid in the summer due to augmented air-conditioning. As the scientific consensus is that climate change effects may be...
conference paper 2012
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