Disaster Response System Modeling


 This research focuses on developing a simulation modeling framework that can replicate response processes of disaster response systems. The disaster response model aims at modeling practical aspects of disaster response systems and is based on its functionalities of response systems including emergency medical service, transportation, distribution of supplies, information and context awareness.


 This research will be completed in two stages. The first stage begins by establishing elements and concepts required for disaster response modeling. We also develop a model for emergency medical systems and transportation systems to verify a simple integrated disaster response model within the emergency medical service and transportation domain. For these purposes, we review researches on disaster response modeling and design a new model based on the key elements and concepts. We focus on emergency medical services and transportation services to create a preliminary model, which will be the basis of stage 2.