Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


School of Computing and Information Technology


In urban areas with high-density population, emergency incidents such as vehicle accidents, medical emergencies and house fires could occur randomly at any locations with uncertain information. These incidents are usually hard or impossible to be predicted in advance and require emergency departments or services to make fast responses to deploy resources for conducting rescue operations after receiving emergency calls and modify the rescue operations dynamically in real time situations based on the changes of incidents and their surrounding environments, thus to minimise the potential losses associated with human lives and public properties.



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