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Responsibility modelling for civil emergency planning

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posted on 05.09.2011, 08:41 authored by Ian Sommerville, Tim Storer, Russell LockRussell Lock
This paper presents a new approach to analysing and understanding civil emergency planning based on the notion of responsibility modelling combined with HAZOPS-style analysis of information requirements. Our goal is to represent complex contingency plans so that they can be more readily understood, so that inconsistencies can be highlighted and vulnerabilities discovered. In this paper, we outline the framework for contingency planning in the United Kingdom and introduce the notion of responsibility models as a means of representing the key features of contingency plans. Using a case study of a flooding emergency, we illustrate our approach to responsibility modelling and suggest how it adds value to current textual contingency plans.

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School

  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Citation

SOMMERVILLE, I., STORER, T. and LOCK, R., 2009. Responsibility modelling for civil emergency planning. Risk Management, 11 (3-4), pp. 179 – 207.

Publisher

© Palgrave Macmillan

Version

SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

Publication date

2009

Notes

This article was published in the journal Risk Management [© Palgrave Macmillan] and the definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/rm.2009.11

ISSN

1460-3799

Language

en