Decision Support for Wide Area Disasters

  • Alexander Smirnov
  • Tatiana Levashova
  • Nikolay Shilov
  • Alexey Kashevnik


Information integration processes utilized in a context-aware decision support system for emergency response are considered. The system supports decision making by providing fused outputs of different sources. The chapter demonstrates advantages of ontology-based context to integrate information and to generate useful decisions. A case study concerning a fire response scenario illustrates the system operation. This study focuses on planning fire response actions and evacuation of people in danger using the ride-sharing technology.


Emergency Response Constraint Satisfaction Problem Information Integration Operational Context Mobile Resource 
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The present research was partly supported by the projects funded through grants 12-07-00298, 13-07-00336, 13-07-12095, 13-07-13159, 14-07-00345, 14-07-00427 (the Russian Foundation for Basic Research), the Project 213 (the research program “Information, control, and intelligent technologies & systems” of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)), the Project 2.2 (the Nano- and Information Technologies Branch of RAS), and grant 074-U01 (the Government of the Russian Federation).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Smirnov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tatiana Levashova
    • 1
  • Nikolay Shilov
    • 1
  • Alexey Kashevnik
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.ITMO UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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