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Performance modelling in the domain of emergency management

Hill, B; Long, J; (2001) Performance modelling in the domain of emergency management. In: Hanson, MA, (ed.) Contemporary Ergonomics 2001. (pp. 165 - 170). Taylor and Francis: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The Emergency Management Combined Response System (EMCRS) is the co-ordination system which plans and controls, agencies, such as fire and police, when they respond to major emergencies. An initial combined agency (CA) model of the EMCRS describes its overall 'actual' performance, as concerns its plans. This model supports the diagnosis of co-ordination problems between agencies. However, at present, it fails to take individual agency plans into account. This paper describes an attempt to improve diagnosis of co-ordination problems by decomposing the EMCRS into its parts and modelling each individually, with respect to their plans. The CA model is then used, with individual agency models, to re-interpret overall EMCRS performance. It is concluded that EMCRS decomposition supports more accurate diagnosis of the effect of the co-ordination problems on its overall performance.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Performance modelling in the domain of emergency management
ISBN: 0415250730
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/97802033022...
Language: English
Additional information: Proceedings of the annual conference of the Ergonomics Society, held in April 2001 at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of a chapter published in Contemporary Ergonomics 2001, (pp. 165 - 170) © copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780203302293/
Keywords: performance modelling, emergency management
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1383049
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