Decision Aid Models for Disaster Management and Emergencies

  • Begoña Vitoriano
  • Javier Montero
  • Da Ruan

Part of the Atlantis Computational Intelligence Systems book series (ATLANTISCIS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Alfonso J. Pedraza-Martinez
    Pages 1-15
  3. M. T. Ortuño, P. Cristóbal, J. M. Ferrer, F. J. Martín-Campo, S. Muñoz, G. Tirado et al.
    Pages 17-44
  4. F. Liberatore, C. Pizarro, C. Simón de Blas, M. T. Ortuño, B. Vitoriano
    Pages 45-74
  5. Basar Öztaysi, Hülya Behret, Özgür Kabak, Irem Uçal Sarı, Cengiz Kahraman
    Pages 75-94
  6. Dawei Tang, Dong-Ling Xu, Jian-Bo Yang, Yu-wang Chen
    Pages 95-115
  7. Li Zou, Zheng Pei, Da Ruan, Yang Xu
    Pages 117-143
  8. Jun Liu, Shuwei Chen, Luis Martinez, Hui Wang
    Pages 145-169
  9. Mohammed-Amine Abchir, Isis Truck, Anna Pappa
    Pages 171-188
  10. H. Bustince, M. Pagola, E. Barrenechea, C. Lopez-Molina, J. Fernandez
    Pages 189-207
  11. J. Tinguaro Rodríguez, Begoña Vitoriano, Daniel Gómez, Javier Montero
    Pages 209-232
  12. Maikel León, Lusine Mkrtchyan, Benoît Depaire, Da Ruan, Koen Vanhoof
    Pages 259-293
  13. Yu-wang Chen, Dong-Ling Xu, Jian-Bo Yang, Dawei Tang
    Pages 295-306

About this book


Disaster management is a process or strategy that is implemented when any type of catastrophic event takes place. The process may be initiated when anything threatens to disrupt normal operations or puts the lives of human beings at risk. Governments on all levels as well as many businesses create some sort of disaster plan that make it possible to overcome the catastrophe and return to normal function as quickly as possible. Response to natural disasters (e.g., floods, earthquakes) or technological disaster (e.g., nuclear, chemical) is an extreme complex process that involves severe time pressure, various uncertainties, high non-linearity and many stakeholders. Disaster management often requires several autonomous agencies to collaboratively mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from heterogeneous and dynamic sets of hazards to society. Almost all disasters involve high degrees of novelty to deal with most unexpected various uncertainties and dynamic time pressures. Existing studies and approaches within disaster management have mainly been focused on some specific type of disasters with certain agency oriented. There is a lack of a general framework to deal with similarities and synergies among different disasters by taking their specific features into account. This book provides with various decisions analysis theories and support tools in complex systems in general and in disaster management in particular. The book is also generated during a long-term preparation of a European project proposal among most leading experts in the areas related to the book title. Chapters are evaluated based on quality and originality in theory and methodology, application oriented, relevance to the title of the book.


Disaster management Risk analysis Risk management Risk modelling

Editors and affiliations

  • Begoña Vitoriano
    • 1
  • Javier Montero
    • 2
  • Da Ruan
    • 3
  1. 1., Facultad de Ciencias MatemáticasUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2., Dept. Of StatisticsCompulutense UniversityMadridSpain
  3. 3.Center (SCK CEN)Belgian Nuclear ResearchMolBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Atlantis Press 2013
  • Publisher Name Atlantis Press, Paris
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-91216-73-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-91216-74-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-7650
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