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Combining Process Simulation and Agent Organizational Structure Evaluation in Order to Analyze Disaster Response Plans

  • Nguyen Tuan Thanh Le
  • Chihab Hanachi
  • Serge Stinckwich
  • Tuong Vinh Ho
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 38)

Abstract

This paper shows how to simulate and evaluate disaster response plans and in particular the process and the organization set up in such situations. We consider, as a case study, the tsunami resolution plan of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We firstly examine the process model corresponding to this plan by defining three scenarios and analyzing simulations built on top of them. Then, we study the agent organizational structure involved in the plan by analyzing the role graph of actors and notably the power, coordination and control relations among them according to the Grossi framework. These evaluations provide recommendations to improve the response plan.

Keywords

Agent organization evaluation Crisis management Process simulation Role graph Decision support system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nguyen Tuan Thanh Le
    • 1
  • Chihab Hanachi
    • 1
  • Serge Stinckwich
    • 2
  • Tuong Vinh Ho
    • 3
  1. 1.IRIT Laboratory (SMAC Team)Toulouse 1 UniversityToulouseFrance
  2. 2.UCBN & UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC)ToulouseFrance
  3. 3.Institut Francophone InternationalVietnam National University (VNU) & UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC)HanoiVietnam

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