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

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Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries (ISCRAM-med 2015)


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.

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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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Peralta, A.J., Le, N.T.T., Stinckwich, S., Hanachi, C., Bergel, A., Ho, T.V. (2015). A Tool for Assessing Quality of Rescue Plans by Combining Visualizations of Different Business Process Perspectives. In: Bellamine Ben Saoud, N., Adam, C., Hanachi, C. (eds) Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management in Mediterranean Countries. ISCRAM-med 2015. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 233. Springer, Cham.

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