Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management

Higher Level Fusion and Decision Making

  • Galina Rogova
  • Peter Scott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Galina L. Rogova, Peter D. Scott
    Pages 1-24
  3. Knowledge Representation and Extraction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Stuart C. Shapiro, Daniel R. Schlegel
      Pages 27-45
    3. Dale A. Lambert, Kerry Trentelman
      Pages 47-63
    4. Anne-Laure Jousselme, Patrick Maupin
      Pages 87-104
  4. Context in Crisis Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Galina L. Rogova
      Pages 107-119
    3. Alexis Morris, William Ross, Mihaela Ulieru
      Pages 121-133
  5. Social Media and Crisis Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Thomas Delavallade, Simon Fossier, Claire Laudy, Gaëlle Lortal
      Pages 137-175
    3. Andrea Salfinger, Werner Retschitzegger, Wieland Schwinger, Birgit Pröll
      Pages 177-211
    4. Werner Bailer, Gert Kienast, Georg Thallinger, Gerhard Backfried
      Pages 213-227
  6. Reasoning About Situations and Threats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. David Hall, Guoray Cai, Jake Graham
      Pages 231-244
    3. Kathryn B. Laskey, Henrique C. Marques, Paulo C. G. da Costa
      Pages 257-285
    4. Lauro Snidaro, Ingrid Visentini
      Pages 287-312
    5. Alan N. Steinberg
      Pages 313-340
    6. Patrícia Dockhorn Costa, João Paulo A. Almeida, Isaac S. A. Pereira, Marten van Sinderen, Luís Ferreira Pires
      Pages 341-364
    7. Laura Bonelli, Silvia Felletti, Fabio Paglieri
      Pages 365-387
    8. Erik Blasch, Youakim Badr, Salim Hariri, Youssif Al-Nashif
      Pages 389-420
  7. Decision Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. Phan H. Giang
      Pages 435-454
    3. Mathukumalli Vidyasagar
      Pages 455-465
  8. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Gerhard Backfried, Christian Schmidt, Dorothea Aniola, Christian Meurers, Klaus Mak, Johannes Göllner et al.
      Pages 469-487
    3. Alexander Smirnov, Tatiana Levashova, Nikolay Shilov, Alexey Kashevnik
      Pages 519-537
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 539-549

About this book


This book emphasizes a contemporary view on the role of higher level fusion in designing crisis management systems. It provides the formal foundations, architecture, and implementation strategies required for building dynamic current and future situational pictures. It goes on to discuss the state-of-the-art computational approaches to designing such processes and their inherent challenges. This book integrates recent advances in decision theory with those in fusion methodology to define an end-to-end framework for decision support in crisis management. The text discusses modern fusion and decision support methods for dealing with heterogeneous and often unreliable, low fidelity, contradictory, and redundant data and information, as well as rare, unknown, unconventional or even unimaginable critical situations. The book also examines the role of context in situation management, cognitive aspects of decision making and situation management, approaches to domain representation, visualization, as well as the role and exploitation of the social media. The editors include examples and case studies from the field of disaster management.


·         Discusses decision making in extreme and rare situations

·         Presents method of representing and controlling information quality

·         Examines context exploitation and discovery for situation management

.         Provides opportunities and complexities of integrating social media in crisis management


Cognitive Methods Decision Making Domain Representation Extreme Events Higher Level Fusion Information Quality Social Media

Editors and affiliations

  • Galina Rogova
    • 1
  • Peter Scott
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.State University of New Yorkat BuffaloBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22526-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22527-2
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