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Author (up) Hagen Engelmann; Frank Fiedrich pdf  isbn
  Title DMT-EOC – A combined system for the decision support and training of EOC members Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication ISCRAM 2009 – 6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Boundary Spanning Initiatives and New Perspectives Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2009  
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  Keywords Decision making; Decision support systems; Disaster prevention; Disasters; Human computer interaction; Information systems; Multi agent systems; User interfaces; Collapsed buildings; Decision supports; Disaster management; Earthquake disaster; Emergency operations; Naturalistic decision-making; Operation research; Programming interface; Personnel training  
  Abstract The first hours after a disaster are essential to minimizing the loss of life. The chance for survival in the debris of a collapsed building for example decreases considerably after 72 hours. However the available information in the first hours after a disaster is limited, uncertain and dynamically changing. A goal in the development of the Disaster Management Tool (DMT) was to support the management of this situation. Its module DMT-EOC specifically deals with problems of the members in an emergency operation centre (EOC) by providing a training environment for computer based table top exercises and assistance during earthquake disasters. The system is based on a flexible and extendible architecture that integrates different concepts and programming interfaces. It contains a simulation for training exercises and the evaluation of decisions during disaster response. A decision support implemented as a multi-agent system (MAS) combines operation research approaches and rule-base evaluation for advice giving and criticising user decisions. The user interface is based on a workflow model which mixes naturalistic with analytic decision-making. The paper gives an overview of the models behind the system components, describes their implementation, and the testing of the resulting system.  
  Address Institute for Technology and Management in Construction, Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany; Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management, George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States  
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  Publisher Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM Place of Publication Gothenburg Editor J. Landgren, S. Jul  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9789163347153 Medium  
  Track Intelligent Systems Expedition Conference 6th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
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  Call Number Serial 476  
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