Fragile Networks

Dynamics of Disasters—Key Concepts, Models, Algorithms, and Insights

Illias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney,
and Panos M. Pardalos, Editors


Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics

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Description: This volume results from the “Second International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters” held in Kalamata, Greece, June 29-July 2, 2015. The conference covered particular topics involved in natural and man-made disasters such as war, chemical spills, and wildfires. Papers in this volume examine the finer points of disasters through:

Critical infrastructure protection
Humanitarian logistics
Relief supply chains
Cooperative game theory
Dynamical systems
Decision making under risk and uncertainty
Spread of diseases
Funding for disaster relief
Tools for emergency preparedness
Response, and risk mitigation.

Multi-disciplinary theories, tools, techniques and methodologies are linked with disasters from mitigation and preparedness to response and recovery. The interdisciplinary approach to problems in economics, optimization, government, management, business, humanities, engineering, medicine, mathematics, computer science, behavioral studies, emergency services, and environmental studies will engage readers from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds.






  Preface, Contents, Authors Illias S. Kotsireas, Anna Nagurney, and Panos M. Pardalos, Editors
1 An Assessment of the Impact of Natural and Technological Disasters Using a DEA Approach Fuad Aleskerov, Sergey Demin
2 Selective Routing for Post-Disaster Needs Assessment Burcu Balcik
3 Bridging the Gap: Preparing for Long-Term Infrastructure Disruptions Rasmus Dahlberg
4 Multi-Hazard Scenarios and Impact Mapping for a Protected Built Area in Bucharest, as a Base for Emergency Planning Emil-Sever Georgescu, Cristian Iosif Moscu, Claudiu Sorin Dragomir, Daniela Dobre
5 Lean Thinking and UN Field Operations: A Successful Co-existence? Sulejman Halilagic, Dimitris Folinas
6 Collaborative Incident Planning and the Common Operational Picture Georgios Marios Karagiannis, Costas E. Synolakis
7 Metaheuristic Optimization for Logistics in Natural Disasters Thomai Korkou, Dimitris Souravlias, Konstantinos Parsopoulos, Konstantina Skouri
8 Tsunami of the Meteoric Origin Andrey Kozelkov, Efim Pelinovsky
9 The Donation Collections Routing Problem Emmett J. Lodree, Derek Carter, Emily Barbee
10 Network Criticality and Network Complexity Indicators for the Assessment of Critical Infrastructures During Disasters Evangelos Mitsakis, Josep Maria Salanova, Iraklis Stamos, Emmanouil Chaniotakis
11 Freight Service Provision for Disaster Relief: A Competitive Network Model with Computations Anna Nagurney
12 A Mean-Variance Disaster Relief Supply Chain Network Model for Risk Reduction with Stochastic Link Costs, Time Targets, and Demand Uncertainty Anna Nagurney, Ladimer S. Nagurney
13 A Review of Current Earthquake and Fire Preparedness Campaigns: What Works? Gabriela Perez-Fuentes, Enrica Verrucci, Helene Joffe
14 The Impact of the Syria Crisis on Lebanon Denise Sumpf, Vladimir Isaila, Kristine Najjar
15 Absenteeism Impact on Local Economy During a Pandemic via Hybrid SIR Dynamics E. W. Thommes, M. G. Cojocaru, Safia Athar
14 Tornado Detection with Kernel-Based Classifiers from WSR-88D Radar Data Theodore B. Trafalis, Budi Santosa, Michael B. Richman
14 Evacuation Modeling and Betweenness Centrality Chrysafis Vogiatzis, Panos M. Pardalos
15 Ode to the Humanitarian Logistician: Humanistic Logistics Through a Nurse’s Eye Deborah Wilson


Last Update: November 25, 2016