Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 517–527

Emergency management evaluation by a fuzzy multi-criteria group decision support system

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00477-008-0237-3

Cite this article as:
Zhang, G., Ma, J. & Lu, J. Stoch Environ Res Risk Assess (2009) 23: 517. doi:10.1007/s00477-008-0237-3


Emergency risk management (ERM) is a process which involves dealing with risks to the community arising from emergency events. Emergency management evaluation as one of the important parts of ERM aims assessing and improving social preparedness and organizational ability in identifying, analyzing, and treating emergency risks. This study first develops an emergency management evaluation model. It then proposes an extended fuzzy multi-criteria group evaluation method, which can deal with both subjective and objective criteria under multi-levels by a group of evaluators, for emergency management evaluation. A fuzzy multi-criteria group decision support system (FMCGDSS) is then developed to implement the proposed method for the case of emergency operating center/system evaluation.


Emergency risk managementEmergency management evaluationDecision support systemsFuzzy setsMulti-criteria decision makingGroup decision making

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia