Title: Towards a decision support system, application: itinerary road modification for road transport of hazardous materials

Authors: K. Bouamrane; D. Hamdadou; Kh. Yachba; Kh. Guenachi

Addresses: LIO Laboratory, Oran University, BP 1524, EL M' Naouaer, 31000, Algeria ' LIO Laboratory, Oran University, BP 1524, EL M' Naouaer, 31000, Algeria ' LIO Laboratory, Oran University, BP 1524, EL M' Naouaer, 31000, Algeria ' RITE Laboratory, Oran University, BP 1524, EL M'Naouar, 31000, Algeria

Abstract: In the risk classification, road transport of hazardous materials is one of the major technological risks. In fact, their transport exposes the population to pollution, explosion and fire which could lead to wildlife catastrophic impacts. The aim of the current study is to identify the least risky routes in Oran urban areas, and define first a mapping of dangerous roads, based on a decision support system. Also, using complementary methods issued from systemic approach of hazard science, we analyse the security degree of these roads.

Keywords: geographic information systems; GIS; decision support systems; DSS: application: itinerary modification; road transport; hazardous materials; scenario; systemic approach; risk management; risk assessment; Algeria; routing; route modification; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSRM.2012.053365

International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, 2012 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.175 - 196

Received: 17 May 2012
Accepted: 05 Sep 2012

Published online: 19 Apr 2013 *

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