Dynamics of Disasters—Key Concepts, Models, Algorithms, and Insights

Kalamata, Greece, June–July 2015

  • Kotsireas Ilias S. 
  • Nagurney Anna 
  • Pardalos Panos M. 
Conference proceedings DOD 2015 2016

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-43709-5

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 185)

Table of contents (18 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Bridging the Gap
    Rasmus Dahlberg
    Pages 37-56
  3. Multi-Hazard Scenarios and Impact Mapping for a Protected Built Area in Bucharest, as a Base for Emergency Planning
    Emil-Sever Georgescu, Cristina Olga Gociman, Iolanda-Gabriela Craifaleanu, Mihaela Stela Georgescu, Cristian Iosif Moscu, Claudiu Sorin Dragomir et al.
    Pages 57-70
  4. Lean Thinking and UN Field Operations: A Successful Co-existence?
    Sulejman Halilagic, Dimitris Folinas
    Pages 71-89
  5. Collaborative Incident Planning and the Common Operational Picture
    Georgios Marios Karagiannis, Costas E. Synolakis
    Pages 91-112
  6. Metaheuristic Optimization for Logistics in Natural Disasters
    Thomai Korkou, Dimitris Souravlias, Konstantinos Parsopoulos, Konstantina Skouri
    Pages 113-134
  7. Tsunami of the Meteoric Origin
    Andrey Kozelkov, Efim Pelinovsky
    Pages 135-157
  8. The Donation Collections Routing Problem
    Emmett J. Lodree, Derek Carter, Emily Barbee
    Pages 159-189
  9. Network Criticality and Network Complexity Indicators for the Assessment of Critical Infrastructures During Disasters
    Evangelos Mitsakis, Josep Maria Salanova, Iraklis Stamos, Emmanouil Chaniotakis
    Pages 191-205
  10. A Review of Current Earthquake and Fire Preparedness Campaigns: What Works?
    Gabriela Perez-Fuentes, Enrica Verrucci, Helene Joffe
    Pages 257-267
  11. The Impact of the Syria Crisis on Lebanon
    Denise Sumpf, Vladimir Isaila, Kristine Najjar
    Pages 269-308
  12. Absenteeism Impact on Local Economy During a Pandemic via Hybrid SIR Dynamics
    E. W. Thommes, M. G. Cojocaru, Safia Athar
    Pages 309-328
  13. Tornado Detection with Kernel-Based Classifiers from WSR-88D Radar Data
    Theodore B. Trafalis, Budi Santosa, Michael B. Richman
    Pages 329-344
  14. Evacuation Modeling and Betweenness Centrality
    Chrysafis Vogiatzis, Panos M. Pardalos
    Pages 345-359

About these proceedings

Introduction

This volume results from the “Second International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters” held in Kalamata, Greece, June 29-July 2, 2015. The conference covered particular topics involved in natural and man-made disasters such as war, chemical spills, and wildfires. Papers in this volume examine the finer points of disasters through:

·         Critical infrastructure protection

·         Resiliency

·         Humanitarian logistic

·         Relief supply chains

·         Cooperative game theory

·         Dynamical systems

·         Decision making under risk and uncertainty

·         Spread of diseases

·         Contagion

·         Funding for disaster relief

·         Tools for emergency preparedness

·         Response, and risk mitigation

Multi-disciplinary theories, tools, techniques and methodologies are linked with disasters from mitigation and preparedness to response and recovery. The interdisciplinary approach to problems in economics, optimization, government, management, business, humanities, engineering, medicine, mathematics, computer science, behavioral studies, emergency services, and environmental studies will engage readers from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds.

Keywords

cooperative game theory decision making under risk and uncertainty disasters and response dynamical systems modeling of disasters

Editors and affiliations

  • Kotsireas Ilias S. 
    • 1
  • Nagurney Anna 
    • 2
  • Pardalos Panos M. 
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Computer ScienceWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Operations and Information ManagementUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43707-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43709-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-1009
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-1017