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Author Michael Morin; Irène Abi-Zeid; Claude-Guy Quimper; Oscar Nilo pdf  openurl
  Title Decision Support for Search and Rescue Response Planning Type Conference Article
  Year 2017 Publication (up) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management Abbreviated Journal Iscram 2017  
  Volume Issue Pages 973-984  
  Keywords Search and Rescue response; search planning; optimization; mixed-integer linear program; multiple rectangular search area  
  Abstract Planning, controlling and coordinating search and rescue operations is complex and time is crucial for survivors who must be found quickly. The search planning phase is especially important when the location of the incident is unknown. We propose, implement, solve, and evaluate mathematical models for the multiple rectangular search area problem. The objective is to define optimal or near-optimal feasible search areas for the available search and rescue units that maximize the probability of success. We compare our new model to an existing model on problem instances of realistic size. Our results show that we are able to generate, in a reasonable time, near optimal operationally feasible plans for searches conducted in vast open spaces. In an operational context, this research can increase the chances of finding s urvivors. Ultimately, as our models get implemented in the Canadian Coast Guard search planning tool, this can translate into more lives being saved.  
  Address Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Operations and Decision Systems, Université Laval, Québec, Canada; Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Université Laval, Québec  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Iscram Place of Publication Albi, France Editor Tina Comes, F.B., Chihab Hanachi, Matthieu Lauras, Aurélie Montarnal, eds  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN Medium  
  Track Response and Recovery Expedition Conference 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 2081  
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