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Slingerland, G. (author), Lukosch, S.G. (author), Comes, M. (author), Brazier, F.M. (author)
Citizens’ engagement in their neighbourhood community is pivotal for cities to effectively deal with future transitions. Knowing what is going on and having access to the neighbourhood network are important conditions for this. Although prior research has studied ways to foster information sharing between citizens, the underlying assumptions and...
journal article 2020
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Vargas-Florez, Jorge (author), Lauras, Matthieu (author), Comes, M. (author)
Literature about humanitarian logistics (HL) has developed a lot of innovative decision support systems during the last decades to support decisions such as location, routing, supply, or inventory management. Most of those contributions are based on quantitative models but, generally, are not used by practitioners who are not confident with....
book chapter 2020
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Baharmand, Hossein (author), Comes, M. (author), Lauras, Matthieu (author)
In the humanitarian response, multiple decision-makers (DMs) need to collaborate in various problems, such as locating temporary relief distribution centres (RDCs). Several studies have argued that maximising demand coverage, reducing logistics costs and minimising response time are among the critical objectives when locating RDCs after a...
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Comes, M. (author), Warnier, Martijn (author), Feil, Wouter (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Resilient critical airport infrastructures affected by a disaster need to sustain minimal functionality and quickly resume full operation, while at the same time coping with the increased operational demands imposed by the unfolding disaster response. In this paper, we develop a resilience framework and model-driven approach that focuses on the...
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Warnier, Martijn (author), Alkema, Vincent (author), Comes, M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, local and international aid organisations deploy to deliver life-saving aid to the affected population. Yet pre-disaster road maps and road transportation models do not capture disruptions to the transportation network caused by the disaster or the dynamic changes of the situation, resulting in...
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Comes, M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author), Van Wassenhove, Luk (author)
Humanitarian disasters are highly dynamic and uncertain. The shifting situation, volatility of information, and the emergence of decision processes and coordination structures require humanitarian organizations to continuously adapt their operations. In this study, we aim to make headway in understanding adaptive decision-making in a dynamic...
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Copeland, S.M. (author), Comes, M. (author), Bach, Sylvia (author), Nagenborg, Michael (author), Schulte, Yannic (author), Doorn, N. (author)
More than any other facet of resilience, social resilience raises the inherent tension within the concept between identity or persistence, and transformation. Is a community the people who make it up, or the geography or physical infrastructure they share? What about the resilience of communities that transform, as a result of a sudden...
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Nespeca, V. (author), Comes, M. (author), Meesters, Kenny (author), Brazier, F.M. (author)
Traditionally, disaster management information systems have been designed to facilitate communication and coordination along stable hierarchical lines and roles. However, to support coordination in disaster response, disaster management information systems need to cater for the emerging roles, responsibilities and information needs of the...
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Abdelgawad, Ahmed (author), Comes, M. (author)
Evaluation and testing are major steps in the development of any information system, particularly if it is to be used in high-risk contexts such as conflicts. While thus far there are various approaches for testing against technology requirements; usability or usefulness, there is a lack of a comprehensive evaluation framework that combines the...
conference paper 2019
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Meesters, Kenny (author), Nespeca, V. (author), Comes, M. (author)
Information and supporting information systems is a key element in an effective emergency response. From creating situational awareness to informed decision making, information enables responders to optimize their decisions and operations. Today, with the increased availability of information technology around the globe, a new active player in...
conference paper 2019
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Slingerland, G. (author), Lukosch, S.G. (author), Comes, M. (author), Brazier, F.M. (author)
Resilient communities are an important prerequisite to reach urban resilience. In such communities, citizens need to be able to participate for improving liveability and safety of their environment. The playable city, where participation is key, provides the environment for this process to unfold. This paper researches requirements for the...
conference paper 2019
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Robbins-van Wynsberghe, A.L. (author), Comes, M. (author)
There are two dominant trends in the humanitarian care of 2019: the ‘technologizing of care’ and the centrality of the humanitarian principles. The concern, however, is that these two trends may conflict with one another. Faced with the growing use of drones in the humanitarian space there is need for ethical reflection to understand if this...
journal article 2019
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Baharmand, Hossein (author), Comes, M. (author), Lauras, Matthieu (author)
Locating distribution centers is critical for humanitarians in the immediate aftermath of a sudden-onset disaster. A major challenge lies in balancing the complexity and uncertainty of the problem with time and resource constraints. To address this problem, we propose a location–allocation model that divides the topography of affected areas...
journal article 2019
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Lukosch, H.K. (author), Comes, M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology for research through game design and discuss how simulation games can be used to bridge the gap between operational exercises and simulation or analytical modelling and to provide guidelines on how simulation games can be designed for different research purposes in the context of...
journal article 2019
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Baharmand, Hossein (author), Comes, M. (author)
As humanitarian organizations are struggling to reach an increasing number of beneficiaries, humanitarian-business partnerships, such as the use of logistics service providers (LSPs), promise to improve effectivity and efficiency of humanitarian assistance. Blockchain-based smart contracts which ensure automation, transparency, and efficiency...
conference paper 2019
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Nespeca, V. (author), Meesters, Kenny (author), Comes, M. (author)
The profusion of information technology has created new possibilities for local communities to self-organize and respond to disruptive events. Along with the opportunities, there is also a series of challenges that need to be addressed in order to improve societal resilience. One of these challenges is to make sense of the continuous stream of...
conference paper 2018
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Baharmand, Hossein (author), Comes, M. (author)
Information plays a critical role in humanitarian assistance. It has become a product that is shared for multiple purposes such as situational awareness, decision-making, coordination, reporting, and attracting funding. In the aftermath of sudden onset disasters, humanitarians are constrained with huge workload, time pressure, and...
conference paper 2018
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Laguna-Salvadó, Laura (author), Lauras, Matthieu (author), Comes, M. (author)
The Humanitarian Supply Chain (HSC) is key to successful relief operations. Today, HSC managers faces many challenges: (1) the increasing gap between funding and appeals; (2) donors ask for more transparency and accountability; (3) the growing pressure to switch to sustainable development. To maintain a competitive position (order winner) in the...
conference paper 2018
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Buscher, M (author), Easton, C. (author), Kerasidou, C. (author), Petersen, K (author), Baur, A. (author), Quinn, R.A. (author), Heesen, J. (author), Boden, Alexander (author), Hofmann, B (author), Boersma, K. (author), Galdon Clavell, G. (author), Föger, N. (author), Comes, M. (author), Stachowicz, A. (author), Choraś, M. (author), Kozik, R. (author), Jasmontaite, L. (author), González Fuster, G. (author), Lund, D. (author), Bonnamour, M-C. (author), Lujan Escalante, M.A. (author), Alter, H. (author)
This paper describes the IsITethical? Exchange, a European knowledge and service hub we are developing with and for diverse parties involved in crisis and disaster risk management. Their commitment to European values and fundamental rights underpins the rationale of the initiative, which is to support European societies’ need for high quality...
conference paper 2018
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Laguna-Salvadó, Laura (author), Lauras, Matthieu (author), Okongwu, Uche (author), Comes, M. (author)
Humanitarian supply chains (HSCs) contribute significantly to achieving effective and rapid responses to natural and man-made disasters. Though humanitarian organizations have during the last decades made considerable efforts to improve the response to crises in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, HSCs are still faced with so many...
journal article 2018
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