Agent-based Modeling of Emergency Management Networks with Public Mobilization after a Disaster

The goal of this study is to measure the impact of stated public behavior on the response time and operability of the emergency response network (ERN) due to interactions between the public and ERN, and propose changes to the status quo that will improve the ERN’s efficiency to respond. The international community has begun to recognize that flexible post-disaster response is necessary to address and solve challenges. Flexible ERNs need to consider the potential behavior patterns from local communities. Lessons learned from the emergency response to previous crises demonstrates that regardless of the cultural differences between communities, and nature of the crisis (i.e. natural disaster versus public health), planning for emergency response is essentially the same. The results of this project include: (i) an interdisciplinary agent-based modeling framework to assess the vulnerabilities at the interface of the public network (i.e., social) and the ERNs (i.e., emergency managers and local authorities), and (ii) improved understanding of the impact (increase/decrease in resiliency) of disruptors that alter the status quo of network-of-networks.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $57330
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747110

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium

    University of Washington
    More Hall Room 112
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Civil Engineering
    202 Apperson Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
  • Project Managers:

    Fischer, Erica

  • Performing Organizations:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Civil Engineering
    202 Apperson Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fischer, Erica

    Wang, Haizhong

  • Start Date: 20180816
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200815
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01701476
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747110
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 5 2019 3:41PM