Affiliations: [a] General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military Academy of Land Forces, Wroclaw, Poland | [b] University of Economics, Katowice, Poland | [x] Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland | [y] Information Systems and Operations Management, The Sellinger School of Business and Management, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA
Corresponding author: Stanislaw Stanek, General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Military Academy of Land Forces, ul. Czajkowskiego 109, 51-150 Wroclaw, Poland. E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: Computer support for crisis management is today mostly focused on immediate emergency and rescue operations, while there are few all-in-one systems capable of deploying support to decision making processes in state administration and at international level. The paper presents the concept of a Hybrid Decision Support System for Crisis Management (HDSSCM) which is an intelligent platform providing direct support for crisis decision makers. The idea has been developed with a view to, firstly, demonstrating the potential inherent in systems that would be able to address a wide range of emergency response operations, and secondly, to outlining a system architecture proposal. The discussion is placed in the context of Poland's crisis management system. Specific parameters of polish system represents both an inspiration and an underpinning for the proposed intelligent platform. The authors also describe some recent applications and current trends in the area of crisis/disaster management systems.
Keywords: Decision support system, artificial intelligence, crisis, disaster, emergency, management, public administration