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Provenance of Decisions in Emergency Response Environments

  • Iman Naja
  • Luc Moreau
  • Alex Rogers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6378)

Abstract

Mitigating the devastating ramifications of major disasters requires emergency workers to respond in a maximally efficient way. Information systems can improve their efficiency by organizing their efforts and automating many of their decisions. However, absence of documenting how decisions were made by the system prevents decisions from being reviewed to check the reasons for their making or their compliance with policies. We apply the concept of provenance to decision making in emergency response situations and use the Open Provenance Model to express provenance produced in RoboCup Rescue Simulation. We produce provenance DAGs using a novel OPM profile that conceptualizes decisions in the context of emergency response. Finally, we traverse the OPM DAGs to answer some provenance questions about those decisions.

Keywords

MultiAgent System Emergency Response Provenance Information Emergency Responder Emergency Response System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iman Naja
    • 1
  • Luc Moreau
    • 1
  • Alex Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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