Location Problems under Disaster Events

Scaparra, Maria Paola and Church, Richard L. (2015) Location Problems under Disaster Events. In: Saldanha-da-Gama, Francisco and Nickel, Stefan and Laporte, Gilbert, eds. Location Science. Springer, pp. 623-642. ISBN 978-3-319-13110-8. E-ISBN 978-3-319-13111-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Facility systems may be vulnerable to a disaster, whether caused by intention, an accident, or by an act of nature. When disrupting events do occur, services may be degraded or even destroyed. This chapter addresses problems of disruption associated with facility based service systems. Three main questions often arise when dealing with a possible disaster: 1) how bad can it get? 2) is there a way in which we can protect our system from such an outcome? and 3) is there a way in which we can incorporate such issues in our future designs and plans? This chapter addresses each of these main questions with respect to several classic location problems. Specifically, it discusses recent location models under disaster events along three main streams of research: facility interdiction, facility protection, and resilient design.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: Q Science > Operations Research - Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Maria Paola Scaparra
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:18 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47972 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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