Cloud Pak for Data Group

Emergency Response Management 

Sat April 18, 2020 04:59 AM

Emergency Response planning involves making optimal use of limited resource

Consider an emergency response use case: snowfall. There is a limited number of snowplows available and a large area to cover over a limited time period. The city manager needs to know the quickest way to provide response to create traffic flow and, in some cases, provide emergency vehicles to save lives. The operator needs to have a view of all the operational plows and trucks to be able to dispatch them in the most optimized way. Using data science and optimization algorithms, the model needs to take in the resource constraints and unique conditions as input, leveraging past data and patterns and output recommendations of most optimal plan. By gaining key insights and optimize the routes and deployment of the snowplows, the city is able to save money, respond in a timely fashion, and even save lives.

Emergency Response: The Benefits of Machine Learning and Decision Optimization Working Together

While machine learning can take into account all available data and past history to predict the demand by time period and location for plowing assets, decision optimization (DO) can take it a step further and generate an optimal asset relocation plan, subject to meeting demand and other constraints and dependencies (e.g. initial asset location, time needed to relocate assets), and optimization metrics (minimizing total relocation cost, maximizing customer satisfaction/road usage during storms, minimizing traffic and accidents on the road). Not only does it offer us valuable insights, but it also generates an actionable plan. A storm operations manager equipped with a powerful solution based on Emergency Response Accelerator will be able to advise on which assets to relocate and when such that the impact of the snow emergency is minimized, while also minimizing the relocation effort (number of trucks and distance).

What's included?

  • A structured business glossary of business terms.
  • Sample data science assets

How does it work?

The glossary provides the information architecture that you need to govern the  data about your equipment. And your data scientists can use the sample notebooks, predictive models and decision optimization model to accelerate data preparation, machine learning modeling and finding an optimal solution.  The Machine Learning and  Decision Optimization models are deployed for use in production.

The accelerator includes a Sample application which shows an example of how thedeployed models can be embedded into an Emergency Response Planners tooling. 

A sample of the Emergency Response accelerator deployments integrated in an Emergency Planning application

Prerequisites

 Required services: To use the industry accelerators, you must install one or more of the    following services on IBM® Cloud Pak for Data                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                Service                            Required for           
Watson Knowledge Catalog            Importing data governance artifacts, such as business terms and categories.               
See Installing Watson Knowledge Catalog.           
Watson Studio            Importing data science assets to an analytics project. See Installing Watson Studio.
Watson Machine Learning            Deploying analytical models. See Installing Watson Machine Learning.           
Decision Optimization add-on            Optimizing the maintenance schedule              

Importing the accelerator

To use this accelerator on Cloud Pak for Data v3.0.1.0, complete the following steps:

  1. Download the emergency-response-industry-accelerator.tar.gz file.
  2. Extract the contents of the package.
  3. Follow the instructions in the README.pdf.

Release Notes

This accelerator has been verified on:

       
  • Cloud Pak for Data v3.0.1.0

About the developer:

IBM

Terms and Conditions

The terms under which you are licensing IBM Cloud Pak for Data also apply to your use of the Industry Accelerators. Before you use the Industry Accelerators, you must agree on these additional terms and conditions that are set forth here. This information contains sample modules, exercises, and code samples (the code may be provided in source code form ("Source Code")) (collectively "Sample Materials").

License: Subject to the terms herein, you may copy, modify, and distribute these Sample Materials within your enterprise only, for your internal use only; provided such use is within the limits of the license rights of the IBM agreement under which you are licensing IBM Cloud Pak for Data. The Industry Accelerators might include applicable third-party licenses. Review the third-party licenses before you use any of the Industry Accelerators. You can find the third-party licenses that apply to each Sample Material in the notices.txt file that is included with each Sample Material.

Code Security: Source Code may not be disclosed to any third parties for any reason without IBM's prior written consent, and access must be limited to your employees who have a need to know. You have implemented and will maintain the technical and personnel focused security policies, procedures, and controls that are necessary to protect the Source Code against loss, alteration, unlawful forms of processing, unauthorized disclosure, and unauthorized access. You will promptly (and in no event any later than 48 hours) notify IBM after becoming aware of any breach or other security incident that you know, or should reasonably suspect, affects or will affect the Source Code or IBM, and will provide IBM with reasonably requested information about such security incident and the status of any remediation and restoration activities. You will not permit any Source Code to reside on servers located in the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, or any territories worldwide in which the Russian Federation or People's Republic of China claim sovereignty (collectively, "China or Russia"). Company shall not permit anyone to access or use any such Source Code from or within China or Russia, and Company will not permit any development, testing, or other work to occur in China or Russia that would require such access or use. Upon reasonable written notice, IBM may extend these restrictions to other countries that the United States government identifies as potential cyber security concerns. IBM may request that you verify compliance with these Code Security obligations, and you agree to cooperate with IBM in that regard.

General: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, IBM PROVIDES THE SAMPLE MATERIALS ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND IBM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR ECONOMIC CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR OPERATION OF THE SAMPLE MATERIALS. IBM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF, OR DAMAGE TO, DATA, OR FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS REVENUE, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS. IBM HAS NO OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, SUPPORT, UPDATES, ENHANCEMENTS OR MODIFICATIONS TO THE SAMPLE MATERIALS.


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