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Development, testing and evaluation of a tunnel emergency management decision support system

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An emergency management system dealing with emergencies in road and railway tunnels has been developed, and the system evaluation is discussed in the paper. The paper will include descriptions of the types of major accidents, their frequencies and consequences, and means to increase the safety in tunnels. The success criteria for the evaluation are defined and discussed from the points of view of functionality, user acceptance, impact analysis, socio-economic analysis and financial issues.

Keywords: emergency management, system evaluation, road tunnels, railway tunnels, disaster management, major accidents, tunnel safety, decision support systems, DSS, modelling, simulation

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