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A heuristic approach to flood evacuation planning
conference contributionposted on 2017-06-06, 13:32 authored by Gary Bennett, Lili Yang, Boyka Simeonova
Flood evacuation planning models are an important tool used in preparation for flooding events. Authorities use the plans generated by flood evacuation models to evacuate the population as quickly as possible. Contemporary models consider the whole solution space and use a stochastic search to explore and produce solutions. The one issue with stochastic approaches is that they cannot guarantee the optimality of the solution and it is important that the plans be of a high quality. We present a heuristically driven flood evacuation planning model; the proposed heuristic is deterministic, which allows the model to avoid this problem. The determinism of the model means that the optimality of solutions found can be readily verified.
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Published inInternational Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management
CitationBENNETT, G., YANG, L. and SIMENOVA, B., 2017. A heuristic approach to flood evacuation planning. IN: Comes, T. ...et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management: Agility is coming, (ISCRAM 2017), Albi, France, May 21-24th.
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