A Tool for Assessing Quality of Rescue Plans by Combining Visualizations of Different Business Process Perspectives

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 233)


Rescue plans for crisis situations such as natural or made disasters are mostly presented in a textual format to the relevant authority. Assessing the quality of a rescue plan requires analyzing different perspectives, such as plan complexity, resources costs, service time, allocation strategy and organization efficiency. Unfortunately, textual rescue plans lack a formal structure to ease the reading and navigation through the document. To address this problem we are composing tailored visualizations, each visualization representing a particular perspective. We provide a domain specific language to describe domain specific visualizations of processes. We validate our approach using static and dynamic analysis of the Ho Chi Minh city rescue plan in case of a tsunami. Our approach provides recommendations that are useful for the authority to improve the original rescue plan.


Rescue plans assessments Business process modeling Visualization BPMN 



We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the European Smalltalk User Group ( This work has been partially founded by Lam Research and FONDECYT project 224857 (Chile).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pleiad Lab, Department of Computer Science (DCC)University of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, IRIT LaboratoryToulouseFrance
  3. 3.University of Science and Technology of HanoiHanoiVietnam
  4. 4.University of Toulouse I, IRIT LaboratoryToulouseFrance
  5. 5.IRD, UMI 209, UMMISCO, IRD France NordBondyFrance
  6. 6.Sorbonne Universités, University of Paris 06, UMI 209, UMMISCOParisFrance
  7. 7.Université de Caen Basse-NormandieCaenFrance
  8. 8.Institute Francophone InternationalVietnam National UniversityHanoiVietnam

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