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SITUATION ASSESSMENT IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT JUAN CARLOS AUGUSTO, HUI WANG, JUN LIU
 

Summary: SITUATION ASSESSMENT IN DISASTER MANAGEMENT
JUAN CARLOS AUGUSTO, HUI WANG, JUN LIU
School of Computing and Mathematics and Computer Science Research Institute,
University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Co. Antrim, BT370QB, U.K.
E-mail: [jc.augusto, h.wang, j.liu]@ulster.ac.uk
We present a framework for decision-making in relation to disaster management with a focus
on situation assessment during disaster management monitoring. The use of causality reasoning
based on the temporal evolution of a scenario provides a natural way to chain meaningful events
and possible states of the system. There are usually different ways to analyse a problem and
different strategies to follow as a solution and it is also often the case that information originat-
ing in different sources can be inconsistent or unreliable. Therefore we allow the specification of
possibly conflicting situations as they are typical elements in disaster management. A decision
procedure to decide on those conflicting situations is presented which not only provides a frame-
work for the assistance of one decision-maker but also how to handle opinions from a hierarchy
of decision-makers.
1. Introduction
Disaster management, which encompasses mon-
itoring, predicting, preventing, preparing for, re-
sponding to, mitigating and recovering from dis-
asters, aims to deal with any potential and ac-

  

Source: Augusto, Juan Carlos - School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster at Jordanstown

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences