Adapting the Archetype “Accidental Adversaries” in Humanitarian Operations

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The present work is focused on the involuntary obstruction problem between stakeholders in humanitarian operations, specifically in search and rescue operations. The archetype of accidental adversaries is used to represent this situation. First, this works presents a brief introduction related to humanitarian logistics and collaboration or coordination problems. Then, the archetype of accidental adversaries is described and adapted for humanitarian operations. Finally, a dynamic model is presented, and the performance was evaluated in two scenarios, the first one considers operations obstruction and the second one considers resources shared between stakeholders as a collaborative strategy. As a conclusion, was found that the establishment of alliances or collaborative strategies between humanitarian organizations at the same level enhances the performance of rescue operations increasing the rescue rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Computer Sciences in Engineering - 6th Workshop on Engineering Applications, WEA 2019, Proceedings
EditorsJuan Carlos Figueroa-García, Mario Duarte-González, Sebastián Jaramillo-Isaza, Alvaro David Orjuela-Cañon, Yesid Díaz-Gutierrez
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030310189
StatePublished - 2019
Event6th Workshop on Engineering Applications, WEA 2019 - Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: Oct 16 2019Oct 18 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference6th Workshop on Engineering Applications, WEA 2019
CitySanta Marta

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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