International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
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
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Developing a spatio-temporal model of risk management for earthquake life detection rescue team|
Vafaeinezhad, A. R.; Alesheikh, A. A. & Nouri, J.
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.
Crisis management; Geographic information system; Round-robin scheduling; Team activities; Time-geography
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