A disaster response management system based on the control systems technology

X. Liu, Y. L. Tu, W. J. Zhang, W. Li, C. L. Chai, R. Deters

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A networked Critical Infrastructure (CI) system performs functions critical to national economy and security. It is a complex system in the sense of a social-technical system with time-varying boundary and topology, and there are dynamic, uncertain and stochastic factors throughout a whole disaster management process. In this paper, we first present a study aimed at developing a general methodology for disaster response management to view the response management as a process and production control problem. Based on this point of view the control system technology is employed to develop a general framework for the disaster response management system, which also incorporates an adaptive decision system. Finally, a case study is presented with networked CI systems to validate the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-295
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Critical Infrastructures
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • CI
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Disaster response management
  • Modelling
  • PNs
  • Petri Nets
  • Simulation
  • Social-technical systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Energy


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