Emergency Management Support by Spatial Reasoning

Blech, J, Schmidt, H and Sellis, T 2015, 'Emergency Management Support by Spatial Reasoning' in Ingemar Denbratt, Aleksandar Subic, Jörg Wellnitz (ed.) Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2014, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 227-232.


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Title Emergency Management Support by Spatial Reasoning
Author(s) Blech, J
Schmidt, H
Sellis, T
Year 2015
Title of book Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2014
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Switzerland
Editor(s) Ingemar Denbratt, Aleksandar Subic, Jörg Wellnitz
Start page 227
End page 232
Subjects Software Engineering
Geospatial Information Systems
Summary Emergency management benefits from techniques such as the eCall that allow an automatic transmission of vehicle data and location to initiate response operations in case of an accident. Such operations may comprise the deployment of ambulances and recovery vehicles. Based on available data one can decide on the type of ambulances, police and other recovery vehicles needed, on prioritization in case of multiple events and on strategies for an efficient management of available resources. Automatically handling these constraints which can go beyond traditional database operations and deriving decisions is a challenging problem. In this paper, we describe how our existing spatio-temporal description and reasoning framework based on formal methods can be used to facilitate decisions in emergency recovery situations in combination with indexing of available information.
Copyright notice © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-319-17999-5
ISBN 9783319179988
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