Publication Findings
A 3-year Health Care Coalition Experience in Advancing Hospital Evacuation Preparedness.

an planning team was established to develop the training and exercise plan as well as set overarching training and exercise program objectivesThe multi-year effort utilized a variety workshops, seminars, webinars, tabletops, functional exercises, and culminated with a full-scale exercise testing hospital evacuation

A container multimodal transportation scheduling approach based on immune affinity model for emergency relief

Because the model is a multi-objective model, it can be transferredinto single objective the following strategy: aggregating the two objectives by weight.( For emergency relief: time objective is the most important (weighed with 80%)

A continuous approximation approach for assessment routing in disaster relief

Literature review of existing SolutionsDevelopment of the new algorithm for VRP with artificial tests, with regards to the objective function. Comparison with tabu search

A decision support system for debris-flow hazard mitigation in towns based on numerical simulation: a case study at Dongchuan, Yunnan Province.

This method involves complicated arithmetic, and needs to obtain all kinds ofphysical parameters of debris flow, such as bulk density, coefficient of viscosity, yield stress etc

A dynamic decision support system based on geographical information and mobile social networks: A model for tsunami risk mitigation in Padang, Indonesia.

This system is designed as a field experiment in Padang, Indonesia, to help public officials design tsunami risk maps with timely evacuation routes and transmit these maps to influential leaders in local neighborhoods that are exposed to tsunami risk.Each neighborhood leader would then tweet the detailed route to citizens that follow the tweet.The community leaders install the DDSS APP in their smart phones, they not only could view the tsunami risk, but also obtain real-time evacuation route information disseminated from the EOCThis APP will help community leaders to recognize real-time tsunami risk, and organize community citizens to take rapid and effective collective evacuation action.n.a., if the app was actually tested or it is only proposed to be tested this way.

A dynamic model for disaster response considering prioritized demand points.

real case study of a flood occurred in Colombia- mathematical model

A general computational recognition primed decision model with multi-agent rescue simulation benchmark

To execute the model, RoboCup Rescue agent simulation environment, which is one of the best and the most famous complex and multi-agent large-scale environments, was selected. The environment simulates the incidence of fire and earthquakes in urban areas where it is the duty of the police forces, firefighters and ambulance teams to control the crisis.“To show the model’s practicality, we first presented an agent model for fire brigades in the proposed framework of C-RPD, and then implemented it as fire brigades of Polytechnic’s SOS team. Later, an expert trained the system using his and other teams’ experiences one by one. The developed system was validated in two forms. The first was the validation of system’s various versions developed while training it with expert’s experiences. The test shows the system convergence while adding experiences. The second was the official validation of the whole SOS team in four official contests.” (p. 55)“It is possible to evaluate rescue simulation teams in two ways: (1) the descriptive approach which analyzes agents’ behavior and (2) the official approach which evaluates the performance by the team’s final score or the agents’ scores” (p. 61)

A general methodology for data-based rule building and its application to natural disaster management

Based on the discussion that current disaster management DSS (DSS-DM) do not meet the needs of NGOs, the authors plan to tackle following problems:DSS-DM are not designed to address the specific problem of response to any possible natural disaster in any placeThe sophistication and infrastructure requirements of DSS-DM usually exceed those available in NGOs

A nature-inspired decentralized trust model to reduce information unreliability in complex disaster relief operations

1. software simulation2. a model was implemented as part of the Mobile Ad-Hoc Space for Collaboration (MASC) application which runs on hand held devices enabled with short-range wireless communication

A priority driven ABC approach to the emergency management of high energy pelvic trauma improves decision making in simulated patient scenarios.

Trainees all received standard pelvic trauma teaching but were randomised into two groups. One group alone had an introduction to the ABC algorithm.