Responsibility modelling for civil emergency planning

Sommerville, I., Storer, T. and Lock, R. (2009) Responsibility modelling for civil emergency planning. Risk Management, 11(3-4), pp. 179-207. (doi: 10.1057/rm.2009.11)

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This paper presents a new approach to analysing and understanding civil emergency planning based on the notion of responsibility modelling combined with HAZOPS-style analysis of information requirements. Our goal is to represent complex contingency plans so that they can be more readily understood, so that inconsistencies can be highlighted and vulnerabilities discovered. In this paper, we outline the framework for contingency planning in the United Kingdom and introduce the notion of responsibility models as a means of representing the key features of contingency plans. Using a case study of a flooding emergency, we illustrate our approach to responsibility modelling and suggest how it adds value to current textual contingency plans.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Storer, Dr Tim and Sommerville, Prof Ian
Authors: Sommerville, I., Storer, T., and Lock, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:Software Engineering and Security
Journal Name:Risk Management
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Online):1743-4637
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Palgrave Macmillan
First Published:First published in Risk Management 11(3-4):179-207
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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