When dealing with environmental problems, complexity and uncertainty have become barriers to obtaining reliable information to facilitate good decision-making in fire prevention. This paper proposes and tests a workflow to build the structure of a causal model as a decision support system for fire prone peatlands. We extend the generic process of developing a causal model by incorporating knowledge gained from the literatures and from human experts. We outline the process of automatically generating the relevant variables through literature reviews and constructing a causal model using an online survey and discussions with domain experts. We demonstrate that the structure of the causal model developed can provide logical inferences on the spatial and temporal behaviours of these wildfires.
Lestari, Ariesta; Rumantir, Grace; Tapper, Nigel; Saharjo, Bambang; Usup, Aswin; Graham, Laura; Vayda, Andrew; Yulianti, Nina; and Teguh, Rony, "Analysing Causal Factors of Peatland Wildfires: A Knowledge-based Approach" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 276.