Multi-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM) includes methods and tools for modeling and solving complex problems. MCDM has become popular in the production and service sectors to improve the quality of service, reduce costs, and make people more prosperous. This book illustrates applications through case studies focused on disaster management.

With a presentation of both Multi-Attribute Decision-Making (MADM) and Multi-Objective Decision-Making (MODM) models, this is the first book to merge these methods and tools with disaster management. This book raises awareness for society and decision-makers on how to measure readiness and what necessary preventive measures need to be taken. It offers models and case studies that can be easily adapted to solve complex problems and find solutions in other fields.

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Case Studies in Disaster Management will offer new insights to researchers working in the areas of industrial engineering, systems engineering, healthcare systems, operations research, mathematics, business, computer science, and disaster management, and, hopefully, the book will also stimulate further work in MCDM.

chapter 1|15 pages

A Brief Review of the Applications of MCDA in Disaster Management

BySumeyye Ozbey, Dilber Baskak, Halit Serdar Saner, Melih Yucesan, Melike Erdogan, Muhammet Gul

chapter 2|13 pages

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Models for Emergency and Disaster Management

A Systematic Review
ByGulhan Sen, Bektas Sari

chapter 3|12 pages

Volunteer Assignment Optimization

A Systematic Literature Review with Analysis and Future Directions
ByUmit Ozdemir, Süleyman Mete, Muhammet Gul

chapter 4|12 pages

Flood Risk Management Through Multi-Criteria Decision-Making

A Review
ByAhmad Ferdowsi, Babak Zolghadr-Asli, Sayad-Farhad Mousavi, Kourosh Behzadian

chapter 5|16 pages

Maritime Supply Chain Resilience Applications in the COVID-19 Pandemic

ByUmur Bucak, Hakan Demirel

chapter 6|22 pages

Assessment and Reinforcement of Airport Climate Resilience with a BWM-Enhanced Hoshin Kanri Method

ByTuran Paksoy, Enes Demiralay, Engin Hasan Çopur

chapter 8|15 pages

Drought Vulnerability Assessment Based on IVIF AHP and IVIF WASPAS

A Case Study in Turkey
ByEsra Ilbahar

chapter 10|19 pages

The Use of VIKOR in Location Selection of Field Hospitals

An Application from Çanakkale, Turkey
ByMehtap Kılıç, Miraç Karakoç, Cüneyt Çalışkan

chapter 11|13 pages

Drone Evaluation and Selection for Training in Disaster Preparedness Phases with Interval MCDA Techniques

ByZekiye Göktekin, Ahmet Bahadır Şimşek

chapter 12|22 pages

Emergency Department Preparedness Assessment for Outbreaks by a Combined Bayesian BWM–RIM Model

ByHuai-Wei Lo, Melike Erdogan, Melih Yucesan, Muhammet Gul

chapter 14|12 pages

Evaluation of Criteria Affecting the Preparedness Levels of Hospitals in Pandemic Periods by the Entropy Weighting Method

A Case Study for the COVID-19 Pandemic
ByElif Kılıç Delice, Gülin Feryal Can

chapter 15|12 pages

Prioritizing Post-Disaster Debris for Recycling

ByÖzer Eroğlu, Cevriye Gencer

chapter 19|22 pages

A Simulation-Based Approach for Decision-Making in Earthquake Crisis Management

ByHassan Ahmadi Choukolaei, Mustafa Jahangoshai Rezaee, Samuel Yousefi, Morteza Saberi

chapter 20|9 pages

Routing of Vehicles to Disaster Relief Tents

ByEngin Pekel