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Solving the earthquake disaster shelter location-allocation problem using optimization heuristics

Zhao, X.; Coates, G.; Xu, W.; Comes, T.; Bénaben, F.; Hanachi, C.; Lauras, M.; Montarnal, A.

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Authors

X. Zhao

G. Coates

W. Xu

T. Comes

F. Bénaben

C. Hanachi

M. Lauras

A. Montarnal



Abstract

Earthquakes can cause significant disruption and devastation to populations of communities. Thus, in the event of an earthquake, it is necessary to have the right number of disaster shelters, with the appropriate capacity, in the right location in order to accommodate local communities. Mathematical models, allied with suitable optimization algorithms, have been used to determine the locations at which to construct disaster shelters and allocate the population to them. This paper compares the use of two optimization algorithms, namely a genetic algorithm and a modified particle swarm optimization, both of which have advantages and disadvantages when solving the disaster shelter location-allocation problem.

Citation

Zhao, X., Coates, G., Xu, W., Comes, T., Bénaben, F., Hanachi, C., …Montarnal, A. (2017). Solving the earthquake disaster shelter location-allocation problem using optimization heuristics. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2017) : Albi, Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France, 21-24 May 2017 (50-62)

Conference Name 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2017)
Conference Location Albi, Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France
Start Date May 21, 2017
End Date May 24, 2017
Publication Date May 23, 2017
Deposit Date May 24, 2017
Publicly Available Date May 24, 2017
Pages 50-62
Series Title Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Series ISSN 2411-3387
Book Title Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2017) : Albi, Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France, 21-24 May 2017.
Publisher URL http://idl.iscram.org/files/tinacomes/2017/1440_TinaComes_etal2017.pdf

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