Computer Supported Risk Management

Computer Supported Risk Management

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Advances in information technology provide opportunities for the development of computer systems that support risk managers in complex tasks. Leading experts report on the potentials and limitations concerning the use of computer systems in risk management. Their reports are based on many years of experience in their fields which include: risk analysis, systems engineering, geographic information systems, decision support systems, human--machine systems, and psychology.
The book addresses four major issues in computer supported risk management:

Conceptual aspects: the role, design, and use of computers in risk management
Planning and policy analysis: transportation, equity analysis, emergency management, group decision making
Operational decision making: nuclear power monitoring, emergency response, public safety warning, satellite tracking
Commercial applications: GIS from IIASA, InterClair from IAEA, EPA software, cleanup decision support software survey. This book is meant for researchers, who will find the emerging issues in risk management that are motivated by the encounter of new tasks and novel technology; practitioners who will have descriptions and references of the state-of-the-art models and software; and students who will learn the basic concepts needed to develop advanced information and decision support systems in risk management.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 373 pages
  • 162.6 x 241.3 x 30.5mm | 839.16g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • IX, 373 p.
  • 0792333721
  • 9780792333722

Table of contents

Preface. Section 1: Conceptual Aspects. Systems Engineering for Risk Management; A.P. Sage. Computer Supported Risk Management: Between Scylla and Charybdis; E. Hollnagel. Designing Risk and Environmental Management Support Systems; P. Haastrup. Modeling Human-Machine Systems: a Challenge for Systems Analysis; B. Wahlstroem. Section 2: Planning and Policy Analysis. Contingency Planning Using Expert Judgment in a Group Decision Support Center Environment; J.R. Harrald. GIS-Based Environmental Equity Analysis -- a Case Study of TRI Facilities in the Pittsburgh Area; T.S. Glickman, D. Golding, R. Hersh. Transportation Hazard Analysis in an Integrated GIS Environment; M. Lepofsky, M. Abkowitz, P. Cheng. GIS Applications in Emergency Management; G.O. Johnson. Section 3: Operational Decision Making. On-Line Nuclear Power Reactor Accident Monitoring; M.C. Parker, J.L. Brittin, F. Niziolek. Decision-Support Integration-Platform for Major Emergency Management; Y. Shavit. Integrating Geographic Information Systems and Telecommunications Technology to Deliver Public Safety Warnings; G.J. Hunter. Decision Support for Real-Time Management of Hazardous Operations; G.E.G. Beroggi, W.A. Wallace. Section 4: Commercial Applications. Integrated Information Systems for Technological Risk Assessment; K. Fedra, E. Weigkricht. Environmental Decision Support System for Air Quality Risk Assessment and Innovation Investment in Large Industrial Complexes and Energy Production Systems; A.V. Gheorghe, V. Litwin, S. Golovanov. Computer Models Used to Support Cleanup Decision Making at Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Sites; P.D. Moskowitz, M.P. DePhillips, A.F. Meinhold, B. Irla.Environmental Modeling Software at the U.S. Protection Agency's Center for Exposure Assessment Modeling; D.C. Bouchard, R.B. Ambrose Jr., T.O. Barnwell Jr., D.W. Disney. Index.
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