Dynamics of Disasters

Algorithmic Approaches and Applications

  • Ilias S. Kotsireas
  • Anna Nagurney
  • Panos M. Pardalos
Book DOD 2017

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 140)

About this book


This book surveys new algorithmic approaches and applications to natural and man-made disasters such as oil spills, hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires. Based on the “Third International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters” held in Kalamata, Greece, July 2017, this Work includes contributions in evacuation logistics, disaster communications between first responders, disaster relief, and a case study on humanitarian logistics. 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. 


modeling of disasters cooperative game theory disasters and response disaster Relief oil spill consequences transportation costs and aid delivery international mine action standards emergency supplies for disaster relief supply chain network equilibrium model for disaster relief wildfire fuel management humanitarian logistics dynamics of earthquake response and recovery managing humanitarian operations

Editors and affiliations

  • Ilias S. Kotsireas
    • 1
  • Anna Nagurney
    • 2
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics & Computer ScienceWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Operations and Information Management, Isenberg School of ManagementUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of Florida, Center for Applied OptimizationGainesvilleUSA

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