• Siqing Shan
  • Qi Yan
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In recent years a variety of natural and manmade disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, hurricanes, chemical spills, nuclear leaks, epidemics, crashes, explosions, and urban fires have occurred frequently around the world. They are a direct cause of the loss of human lives and property and seriously damage the stability of our societies.


Decision Support System Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Emergency Response Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Major Incident 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementBeihang UniversityHaidian District, BeijingChina

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