Disaster Emergency Management

2019-04-22

      Nowadays, the world is increasingly globalized and connected with rapidly advanced technologies and changing weather patterns. Critical infrastructures and social structures are threatened by natural and manmade disasters. These disasters have brought destructive damages on infrastructures and people’s lives all over the world. Planning for future possible emergencies becomes essential. Emergency management is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery), and its aim is to reduce the harmful effects of disasters.

      In the past decades, many scholars have paid lots attentions to disaster emergency management. These researches can be divided into the following categories: disaster monitoring technology, disaster risk analysis and decision making, disaster emergency planning, disaster emergency optimization, disaster reduction, et al. These efforts have made great contributions to the development of disaster emergency management. In order to share and discuss the recent development of disaster emergency management, we plan to hold the session.  

      Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the session through submissions of their research papers. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of empirical, model, algorithm, or theoretical work in all areas of disaster emergency management are cordially invited for presentation in the session.

      The session is soliciting state-of-the-art research papers in the following areas of interest:

Monitoring, prediction and warning

Vulnerability analysis

Disaster risk analysis

Disaster decision making

Disaster emergency plan

Disaster emergency optimization

Disaster risk reduction

Meteorological disaster