Title: Sophisticated and intelligent systems and approaches in emergency engineering and management

Authors: Adrian V. Gheorghe, Dan V. Vamanu

Addresses: Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, Romania currently at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zentrum, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland. ' US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington DC, USA

Abstract: This paper introduces the development of an original methodology for knowledge representation, generation and mobilization in emergency preparedness, planning and management in the nuclear and chemical industries, by means of knowledge processing and integration. The development of an original and practical oriented framework for the design of three independent Knowledge and Decision Support Systems, namely ETH-NUKERISK, ETH RISKMONITOR, and ETH-CHEMRISK is reported. Direct applicability to the Swiss conditions (legal aspects as well as specific geographical and environmental conditions) is highlighted. The authors enumerate a series of research directions towards sophisticated and intelligent systems for emergency planning and management.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; decision support systems; DSS; emergency preparedness; emergency management; GIS; knowledge representation; nuclear accidents; chemical accidents; risk assessment; nuclear energy; nuclear power; knowledge processing; knowledge integration; Switzerland; emergency planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.1995.063475

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1995 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.82-98

Published online: 15 Jul 2014 *

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