The Potential of Data Analytics in Disaster Management

  • Peiman Alipour SarvariEmail author
  • Mohammad Nozari
  • Djamel Khadraoui
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering book series (LNMIE)


In the era of social media, big data and Industry 4.0, technology has to make more contributions to help nimble decision making in response to severe disasters, both natural (including climate-related extreme events) and manmade, by providing the right solutions. Different reports and experiences originating from recent disasters and their crisis management processes have highlighted the need for a resilient and innovative disaster decision support system, even at the modern, developed and well-equipped communities working upon real-time big data. The aim of this paper is to propose a tool to foster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation as the fundamental steps of catastrophe management via innovation for disaster-resilient societies. The proposed tool consists of a novel conceptual hybridization of virtual experiments, machine learning, block chain, and database management technologies to overcome limitations of currently used technologies. This tool will utilize innovation in information registration and distribution, data exploration and discovery for generating reliable solutions. The most impressive implications of the proposed technology are its ability to measure community sentiments, generate smartly-designed hazard scenarios and propose the best emergency evacuation plot on 3D notifications as an innovative distinct feature.


Social media Data mining Optimization Blockchain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peiman Alipour Sarvari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammad Nozari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Djamel Khadraoui
    • 1
  1. 1.Trusted Security Services Unite, ITIS DepartmentLuxembourg Institute of Science and TechnologyBelvalLuxembourg
  2. 2.Chemistry Department, College of Arts and SciencesDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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