Enhancing the quality of contingency planning by simulation

Hanna Honkavuo, Markus Jähi, Ari Kosonen, Kalevi Piira, Kalev Rannat, Jari Soininen, Merik Meriste, Kuldar Taveter

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    Abstract

    Contingency planning is a significant challenge when dealing with rarely occurring cases. First of all, the situation related threats can be difficult to identify. Moreover, it is difficult to conclude what happens when multiple threats occur simultaneously. In this paper we introduce the idea of an application which allows seamless cooperation between many experts. In this paper we describe a computer based simulation application which is designed to support contingency planning - having resources available - in extreme winter condition. First we introduce the background of the simulation - sparsely populated areas in Northern Finland where long distances and extremely cold weather can make disturbance situations even more difficult to be normalized by authorities. Secondly we present the tools that are used to build up the application. Finally, we discuss what benefits the application offers for the authorities, preparedness planning and society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings The 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
    PublisherCentre for Integrated Emergency Management CIEM
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-82-7117-788-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2015 - Kristiansand, Norway
    Duration: 24 May 201527 May 2015
    Conference number: 12

    Conference

    Conference12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2015
    Abbreviated titleISCRAM 2015
    CountryNorway
    CityKristiansand
    Period24/05/1527/05/15

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    Keywords

    • contingency planning
    • rural areas
    • power outage
    • simulation
    • multi-authority situation

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    Honkavuo, H., Jähi, M., Kosonen, A., Piira, K., Rannat, K., Soininen, J., Meriste, M., & Taveter, K. (2015). Enhancing the quality of contingency planning by simulation. In Proceedings The 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Centre for Integrated Emergency Management CIEM. http://iscram2015.uia.no/?page_id=1431