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Special Issue "Advanced Application of Geoinformatics and Artificial Intelligence on Disaster Risk Management"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sustainability and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1260

Special Issue Editors

lnstitute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Geoinformation Group, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Interests: virtual geographic environments; disaster representation in 3D; machine learning for geoinformation
School of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China
Interests: virtual geographic environment; three-dimensional geographic information system; spatio-temporal process modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, environmental changes and rapid economic growth have increased the frequency and intensity of disasters, such as COVID-19, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc. Effective disaster risk management contributes to sustainable development. Strengthening research on disaster patterns, causes, and effects plays an important role in improving disaster risk management and environmental sustainability.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (SFDRR) states to develop, update and disseminate location-based disaster risk information to decision-makers, the general public, and communities at risk based on geospatial information technology, social sensing, and artificial intelligence. Furthermore, we need to understand, predict, and assess disaster risks to reduce disaster loss and prevent future damage to a community, and create a stronger and more resilient environment.

This special issue aims to challenge how to comprehensively utilize geoinformatics, remote sensing, spatial statistics, and geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI) to improve disaster risk management and environmental sustainability, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

(1) GeoAI in disaster risk identification, extraction, and assessment

(2) Intelligent networking and social media in disasters

(3) Statistical analysis and risk mapping

(4) New applications of extended reality (XR) in disasters

(5) Virtual Geographic Environments (VGEs) and disaster multi-dimensional representation

(6) Disaster education and risk communication

(7) Disaster intelligent prediction and scenario simulation

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Weilian Li
Dr. Pierfranco Costabile
Dr. Lin Fu
Guest Editors

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  • disaster risk management
  • resilience and environment sustainability
  • risk communication
  • artificial intelligence
  • geoinformatics

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Research on Integrated Scheduling of Multi-Mode Emergency Rescue for Flooding in Chemical Parks
Sustainability 2023, 15(4), 2930; - 06 Feb 2023
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As the scale of the chemical park industry continues to expand, the impact of flooding on the park’s people and surrounding environment increases. This paper uses project scheduling theory to optimize the emergency rescue process in order to alleviate the suffering of affected [...] Read more.
As the scale of the chemical park industry continues to expand, the impact of flooding on the park’s people and surrounding environment increases. This paper uses project scheduling theory to optimize the emergency rescue process in order to alleviate the suffering of affected people, promote the sustainable development of society and the environment, and take into account the characteristics of the dynamic evolution of flooding in chemical parks and the periodic renewal of emergency resources. We constructed a proactive–reactive multi-mode emergency rescue integrated scheduling model that aims to minimize the loss of affected people in the early stage of flooding and minimize the sum of the total deviation of the start time and end time of activities before and after reactive scheduling in the later stages of flooding. Furthermore, an ant colony algorithm was designed to solve the constructed model. Next, the effectiveness of the proposed model and solution algorithm was verified using simulations of actual cases. The calculation results show that using proactive–reactive integrated scheduling can improve the efficiency of emergency rescue and reduce the loss of affected people. Moreover, if a multi-mode rescue strategy is adopted, emergency rescue scheduling under four different resource combinations can reduce rescue duration and loss of affected people. The model can provide a decision reference for sustainable emergency rescue scheduling in chemical parks during a flood. Full article
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