Research presentation on Process-Aware Information Systems in Support of Agility in Relief Operations

In the SmartMobility cluster meeting of Friday Sep 23, 12:30-13:30h, in Pav. K16, Mohammad Rasouli gives a talk about Process-Aware Information Systems in Support of Agility in Relief Operations; see below for the abstract.

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Title: Process-Aware Information Systems in Support of Agility in Relief Operations

Abstract: Due to the rise of frequency and intensity of disasters, relief operations receive an increasing attention in recent research. Relief operations address all activities within a value chain that intends to aid people in their survival during disasters. Agility is a key characteristic in relief operations, as rapidly respond to needs is a crucial requirement to survive people during disasters. An agile relief operation should be able to rapidly handle all related demand chain a supply chain activities. More precisely, it should be able to sense expected relief services in different affected points and rapidly orchestrate relevant resources – including material, food, equipment, and rescue personnel- to provide expected services.
Shaping agility in relief operations requires handling dynamic inter-operations among different parties that collaborate within virtual organizations. This necessitates using relevant information systems that support agility by providing information and process reach and richness to manage dynamic inter-operations. Process-aware information systems (PAISs), which have been evolved to support flexibility and dynamism for business processes, can support agility in relief operations. This presentation intends to address how a PAIS can support agile relief operations.

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