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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010, pp. 243-250
Bioline Code: st10024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2010, pp. 243-250

 en Developing a spatio-temporal model of risk management for earthquake life detection rescue team
Vafaeinezhad, A. R.; Alesheikh, A. A. & Nouri, J.

Abstract

Crisis management is a time-critical and collaborative activity that requires rapid assessment and decision- making. This study aims to develop a framework to increase teamwork efficiency by spatio-temporal modeling of human group activities in geospatial information systems. For this purpose, time geography framework was extended with round-robin scheduling and then was integrated in geographic information system environment to manage human activities in a spatio-temporal framework. The proposed framework enjoys the graphical presentation of the tasks to be executed, as well as mathematical modeling of the complex interactions to be managed. To validate the proposed model, activities of an earthquake life-detection team in normal and suggested framework were simulated and assessed. An average improvement of 18.69 % (in time and the number of rescuers) was observed using the proposed framework. The suggested framework helps to resolve multidimensional problems in risk management.

Keywords
Crisis management; Geographic information system; Round-robin scheduling; Team activities; Time-geography

 
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