Mathematical and in particular optimisation models are of high interest in wildfire emergency management, especially for optimal/guided and sustainable decision-making. Major mathematical challenges appear in this context for preparedness, initial attack and mitigation if impacts. Two main features of problems arising in the context of emergency management are the high uncertainty of data and the need of efficiency to save lives and goods. Legal and specific organisational constraints in the decision chain also induce constraints that contribute to the hardness of the resulting optimisation problems . Despite a significant literature on this topic, these models still need to be improved before inducing effective tools for the final user.
This workshop is primary dedicated to young researchers in this domain. It will be followed by the international conference organised by the European H2020 GEOSAFE RISE project (2016-2020) on this topic with the opportunity to interact with Australian and international experts on this topic.