Evacuation Through Clustering Techniques

  • Chrysafis Vogiatzis
  • Jose L. Walteros
  • Panos M. Pardalos
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 32)

Abstract

Evacuation and disaster management is of the essence for any advanced society. Ensuring the welfare and well-being of the citizens even in times of immense distress is of utmost importance. Especially in coastal areas where tropical storms and hurricanes pose a threat on a yearly basis, evacuation planning and management is vital. However, modern metropolitan city evacuations prove to be large-scale optimization problems which cannot be tackled in a timely manner with the computational power available. We propose a clustering technique to divide the problem into smaller and easier subproblems and present numerical results that prove our success.

Keywords

Evacuation and disaster management Large-scale optimization problems Decomposition by clustering technique 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chrysafis Vogiatzis
    • 1
  • Jose L. Walteros
    • 1
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaFLUSA

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