Decision Support for Wide Area Disasters
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.
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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