Tutorial  for the GDIN 2002 Conference, 17-21 June 2002,  Rome.

  An Introduction to the  Modeling of Large-Scale Disaster Management

  Adam Maria Gadomski
  High-Intelligence and Decision Research Group, CAMO
  Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA) 


From the perspective of the modern society, the hazard/crisis/disaster/emergency management is always more and more important. This complex humans activity is performed in long and short time scales and involves local, regional, national and international resources. Large scale disasters have different sources, different propagation and require many different human and technological responses but in every case, such generic activities as: situation assessment, decision-making and intervention coordination are necessary and should be modeled according to the same methodological frameworks. 
Introduction to the modeling is the providing of meta-modeling  tools. This tutorial is based on general system, engineering and human-centered paradigms. It will present an integrated point of view on the generic concepts and modeling methodology involved in a crisis/disaster management and in its socio-cognitive-environment-technological  contexts. The tutorial will focus on the essential meta-modeling conceptualization  of large-scale global disasters, terminology involved, human factors, and will provide the proposal of a systemic methodological framework for the top-down complete and congruent modeling of disaster domains, emergency organizations, their dynamics, intervention strategies and  external constrains. For the above purposed, the TOGA (Top-down Object-based Goal-oriented Approach) metatheory is applied,
Some examples related to the concrete modeling tasks will be demonstrated.
A generalized integrated vision of the hazard/crisis/disaster/emergency management will be presented as a conceptual platform for the unification of different local and national approaches; it is necessary for:
- establishing of common languages for emergency/disaster policy makers and domain  operators
- unification and standardization of the procedures and strategies on international   cooperation levels
- development of cross-national  information and knowledge exchange networks
- development of worldwide standardized components technologies for the information and decision support systems for emergency operators.
We may expect that the development of global disaster management networks supported by advanced intelligent technologies will be one of the most important challengers for the 21st century. Therefore, this tutorial is intended for all people involved in the emergency/disaster planning and management, who wish to increase their own efficacy, comprehend better new emerging trends, as well as, for which who are going to participate actively in their development. 

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