Atlantis Computational Intelligence Systems

Decision Aid Models for Disaster Management and Emergencies

Editors: Vitoriano, Begoña, Montero de Juan, Javier, Ruan, Da (Eds.)

  • Provides a general framework for disaster management
  • Contains various decisions analysis theories and support tools in complex systems in general and in disaster management in particular
  • Includes disaster management approaches for both natural and technological disasters
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Disaster management is a process or strategy that is implemented when any type of catastrophic event takes place. The process may be initiated when anything threatens to disrupt normal operations or puts the lives of human beings at risk. Governments on all levels as well as many businesses create some sort of disaster plan that make it possible to overcome the catastrophe and return to normal function as quickly as possible. Response to natural disasters (e.g., floods, earthquakes) or technological disaster (e.g., nuclear, chemical) is an extreme complex process that involves severe time pressure, various uncertainties, high non-linearity and many stakeholders. Disaster management often requires several autonomous agencies to collaboratively mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from heterogeneous and dynamic sets of hazards to society. Almost all disasters involve high degrees of novelty to deal with most unexpected various uncertainties and dynamic time pressures. Existing studies and approaches within disaster management have mainly been focused on some specific type of disasters with certain agency oriented. There is a lack of a general framework to deal with similarities and synergies among different disasters by taking their specific features into account. This book provides with various decisions analysis theories and support tools in complex systems in general and in disaster management in particular. The book is also generated during a long-term preparation of a European project proposal among most leading experts in the areas related to the book title. Chapters are evaluated based on quality and originality in theory and methodology, application oriented, relevance to the title of the book.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • On the Use of Information in Humanitarian Operations

    Pedraza-Martinez, Alfonso J.

    Pages 1-15

  • Decision Aid Models and Systems for Humanitarian Logistics. A Survey

    Ortuño, M. T. (et al.)

    Pages 17-44

  • Uncertainty in Humanitarian Logistics for Disaster Management. A Review

    Liberatore, F. (et al.)

    Pages 45-74

  • Fuzzy Inference Systems for Disaster Response

    Öztaysi, Basar (et al.)

    Pages 75-94

  • Security Based Operation in Container Line Supply Chain: a Literature Review

    Tang, Dawei (et al.)

    Pages 95-115

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-91216-74-9
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Hardcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-91216-73-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-6239-045-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Aid Models for Disaster Management and Emergencies
Editors
  • Begoña Vitoriano
  • Javier Montero de Juan
  • Da Ruan
Series Title
Atlantis Computational Intelligence Systems
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Atlantis Press
Copyright Holder
Atlantis Press
eBook ISBN
978-94-91216-74-9
DOI
10.2991/978-94-91216-74-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-91216-73-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-6239-045-4
Series ISSN
1875-7650
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 325
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