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Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - IT Means and Tools

  • Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu
  • Alan Kirschenbaum
  • Svetlana Cojocaru
  • Claude Bruderlein
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fundamentals and Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan (Avi) Kirschenbaum, Carmit Rapaport
      Pages 23-43
    3. Frederic Bouder
      Pages 45-62
    4. Jörg Rainer Noennig, Peter Schmiedgen
      Pages 89-101
    5. Guillaume Moreau, Myriam Servières, Jean-Marie Normand, Morgan Magnin
      Pages 103-118
    6. Natalya D. Pankratova, Peter I. Bidyuk, Yurij M. Selin, Illia O. Savchenko, Lyudmila Y. Malafeeva, Mykhailo P. Makukha et al.
      Pages 119-134
    7. Ernesto Damiani, Mustafa Asim Kazancigil, Fulvio Frati, Babiga Birregah, Rainer Knauf, Setsuo Tsuruta
      Pages 135-151
    8. Mykola M. Biliaiev, N. Rostochilo, M. Kharytonov
      Pages 153-165
    9. Abraham Kandel, Dan Tamir, Naphtali D. Rishe
      Pages 167-186
    10. Irina Lungu, Anghel Stanciu, Gabriela Covatariu, Iancu-Bogdan Teodoru
      Pages 187-200
  3. Tools and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Leon J. M. Rothkrantz
      Pages 203-223
    3. Jürgen Mottok, Martin Alfranseder, Stefan Schmidhuber, Matthias Mucha, Andreas Sailer
      Pages 253-268
    4. Peter Hlousek, Ivan Konecny
      Pages 269-282

About these proceedings


The focus of this volume is comprised of the fundamentals, models, and information technologies (IT) methods and tools for disaster prediction and mitigation. A more detailed list of topics includes mathematical and computational modeling of processes leading to or producing disasters, modeling of disaster effects, IT means for disaster mitigation, including data mining tools, knowledge-based and expert systems for use in disaster circumstances, GIS-based systems for disaster prevention and mitigation, and equipment for disaster-prone areas. A specific type or class of disasters (natural or human-made), however will not be part of the main focus of this work. Instead, this book was conceived to offer a comprehensive, integrative view on disasters, seeking to determine what various disasters have in common. Because disaster resilience and mitigation involve humans, societies, and cultures, not only technologies and economic models, special attention was paid in this volume to gain a comprehensive view on these issues, as a foundation of the IT tool design.


AI and disaster mitigation Disaster modelling and simulation Hazard and society resilience Multidisciplinary approach and disaster mitigation information technology and disaster mitigation

Editors and affiliations

  • Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu
    • 1
  • Alan Kirschenbaum
    • 2
  • Svetlana Cojocaru
    • 3
  • Claude Bruderlein
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Computer Science and ‘Gheorghe Asachi’ Technical University of IasiIasiRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies,Technion – Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  3. 3.Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Academy of Sciences of MoldovaChisinauMoldova
  4. 4.Department of Global Health and PopulatiHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - IT Means and Tools
  • Editors Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu
    Alan Kirschenbaum
    Svetlana Cojocaru
    Claude Bruderlein
  • Series Title NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
  • Series Abbreviated Title NATO Science Peace Security Ser.C
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-9135-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-9138-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-9136-6
  • Series ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series E-ISSN 1874-6543
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 344
  • Number of Illustrations 110 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Simulation and Modeling
    Natural Hazards
    Geographical Information Systems/Cartography
    Computer Applications
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