Title: A decision making support system for identification, management and assessment of territorial vulnerability

Authors: R. Guzmán; H. Bolívar; R. Menéndez; E. Duran; P. Villegas; A. Ramos; R. González

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Catolica de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia ' Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Catolica de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia ' Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Catolica de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia ' Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Catolica de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia ' Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Catolica de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia ' Faculty of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia ' Faculty of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

Abstract: This paper presents the model used to support a decision making tool for guiding interventions in a territory. After conducting a systematic review to identify multi-criterion decision models relevant to the case on hand, a system based on service-oriented architecture implemented, the developed application allowed obtaining the short, medium- and long-term actions necessary to strengthen a region before a natural disaster. As input to the tool, we used the information that characterises a territory, starting from indicators grouped by dimensions (environmental, urban-regional, political-institutional, economic-productive and sociocultural). The information processing generates an overall vulnerability index and, for each dimension, the system recommends the actions to take. Even though the decision-making models based on multi-criteria analysis produced different results, their combination with a services oriented architecture was seen as the best strategy for developing the decision making support system.

Keywords: information system; multi-criteria decision; systems for decision making; territorial vulnerability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSE.2018.093883

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2018 Vol.8 No.3, pp.211 - 230

Received: 09 Dec 2016
Accepted: 24 Oct 2017

Published online: 19 Jul 2018 *

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