Title: Survey forest fire detection systems via multicriteria disaggregation-aggregation approach: the case of Lycabettus Hill

Authors: Athanasios Spyridakos; Yannis Psaromiligkos; Lazaros Vryzidis; Maria Litsardaki; Ioannis Salmon

Addresses: Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, General Department of Mathematics, 250 P. Ralli and Thivon Avenue, 12244, Aigaleo, Athens, Greece. ' Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, General Department of Mathematics, 250 P. Ralli and Thivon Avenue, 12244, Aigaleo, Athens, Greece. ' Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, General Department of Mathematics, 250 P. Ralli and Thivon Avenue, 12244, Aigaleo, Athens, Greece. ' Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, General Department of Mathematics, 250 P. Ralli and Thivon Avenue, 12244, Aigaleo, Athens, Greece. ' Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, General Department of Mathematics, 250 P. Ralli and Thivon Avenue, 12244, Aigaleo, Athens, Greece

Abstract: Location of fire detection units in forests is influenced by a set of conflicting parameters representing effectiveness (degree of screening, degree of overlapping), cost of installation and maintenance, reliability and security. This research work proposes a multicriteria methodological frame based on disaggregation-aggregation UTA II method and MIIDAS system in order to support the selection of positions and the arrangement of the fire detection units in the forest. The methodological frame was utilised for a real world application concerning the design of Lycabettus Hill fire detection system.

Keywords: multicriteria decision aids; civil protection; survey detection systems; forest fires; forests; woods; woodlands; disaggregation approaches; aggregation approaches; Lycabettus Hill; Athens; Greece; fire detection units; conflicting parameters; effectiveness; screening; overlapping; installation costs; maintenance costs; reliability; security; MIIDAS; multicriteria interactive intelligence decision aiding system; UTA II; multicriteria decision making; MCDM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCDM.2012.045081

International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making, 2012 Vol.2 No.1, pp.29 - 46

Available online: 24 Jan 2012 *

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