Dynamics of Disasters—Key Concepts, Models, Algorithms, and Insights

Kalamata, Greece, June–July 2015

  • Ilias S. Kotsireas
  • Anna Nagurney
  • Panos M. Pardalos
Conference proceedings DOD 2015 2016

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 185)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Rasmus Dahlberg
    Pages 37-56
  3. Emil-Sever Georgescu, Cristina Olga Gociman, Iolanda-Gabriela Craifaleanu, Mihaela Stela Georgescu, Cristian Iosif Moscu, Claudiu Sorin Dragomir et al.
    Pages 57-70
  4. Sulejman Halilagic, Dimitris Folinas
    Pages 71-89
  5. Georgios Marios Karagiannis, Costas E. Synolakis
    Pages 91-112
  6. Thomai Korkou, Dimitris Souravlias, Konstantinos Parsopoulos, Konstantina Skouri
    Pages 113-134
  7. Andrey Kozelkov, Efim Pelinovsky
    Pages 135-157
  8. Emmett J. Lodree, Derek Carter, Emily Barbee
    Pages 159-189
  9. Evangelos Mitsakis, Josep Maria Salanova, Iraklis Stamos, Emmanouil Chaniotakis
    Pages 191-205
  10. Gabriela Perez-Fuentes, Enrica Verrucci, Helene Joffe
    Pages 257-267
  11. Denise Sumpf, Vladimir Isaila, Kristine Najjar
    Pages 269-308
  12. E. W. Thommes, M. G. Cojocaru, Safia Athar
    Pages 309-328
  13. Theodore B. Trafalis, Budi Santosa, Michael B. Richman
    Pages 329-344
  14. Chrysafis Vogiatzis, Panos M. Pardalos
    Pages 345-359

About these proceedings


This volume results from the “Second International Conference on Dynamics of Disasters” held in Kalamata, Greece, June 29-July 2, 2015. The conference covered particular topics involved in natural and man-made disasters such as war, chemical spills, and wildfires. Papers in this volume examine the finer points of disasters through:

·         Critical infrastructure protection

·         Resiliency

·         Humanitarian logistic

·         Relief supply chains

·         Cooperative game theory

·         Dynamical systems

·         Decision making under risk and uncertainty

·         Spread of diseases

·         Contagion

·         Funding for disaster relief

·         Tools for emergency preparedness

·         Response, and risk mitigation

Multi-disciplinary theories, tools, techniques and methodologies are linked with disasters from mitigation and preparedness to response and recovery. The interdisciplinary approach to problems in economics, optimization, government, management, business, humanities, engineering, medicine, mathematics, computer science, behavioral studies, emergency services, and environmental studies will engage readers from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds.


cooperative game theory decision making under risk and uncertainty disasters and response dynamical systems modeling of disasters

Editors and affiliations

  • Ilias S. Kotsireas
    • 1
  • Anna Nagurney
    • 2
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Computer ScienceWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Operations and Information ManagementUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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