Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 283, Issue 1–2, pp 1387–1411 | Cite as

Current trends in disaster management simulation modelling research

  • Deepa Mishra
  • Sameer KumarEmail author
  • Elkafi Hassini
S.I.: Applications of OR in Disaster Relief Operations, Part II


Disaster management (DM), within a broad field of operations management, is becoming an emergent area of interest for academics and practitioners. This study examines the literature evolving on disaster management linked to application of simulation modelling. Many literature review studies on disaster management are offered by numerous authors. However, broad analysis of various applications of simulation based modelling within a DM context are not adequate. As a result, the proposed research carries out a review of 100 papers published in numerous peer-reviewed academic journals during the period 2000 and January 2016. In particular, the paper presents a classification of publications based on the simulation technique(s) used; examines the disaster issues addressed by the technique (s) used; analyzes trends and identifies the impact of published research on simulation modeling pertaining to DM. This study would enable researchers to understand the significance of various simulation modelling techniques in resolving a variety of disaster related challenges.


Disaster management Simulation System dynamics Monte-Carlo Agent based Discrete event 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DeGroote School of BusinessMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Opus College of BusinessUniversity of St. ThomasMinneapolisUSA

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