A Simulation Framework For UAV-Aided Humanitarian Logistics

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This paper presents a generic simulation framework for the evaluation of humanitarian logistics, which can easily be tailored to a specific disaster scenario. Within the framework, various methods can be implemented for the planning and control of vehicles in affected areas. The aim is to explore how emerging technologies, specifically Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), can contribute to humanitarian logistics. We illustrate the application of the framework by modeling the distribution of relief goods after the earthquake on Sulawesi, Indonesia in 2018.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1383
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020: Simulation Drives Innovation - Virtual Conference, Orlando, United States
Duration: 14 Dec 202018 Dec 2020


ConferenceWinter Simulation Conference, WSC 2020
Abbreviated titleWSC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Simulation
  • Disaster Management
  • Geographical information systems

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