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Author (up) Shelly Farnham; Elin R. Pedersen; Robert Kirkpatrick pdf  isbn
  Title Observation of katrina/rita groove deployment: Addressing social and communication challenges of ephemeral groups Type Conference Article
  Year 2006 Publication Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 – 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2006  
  Volume Issue Pages 39-49  
  Keywords Communication; Disaster prevention; Information systems; Mobile computing; Collaboration; Disaster relief; Ephemeral Groups; Groove; Humanitarian Aid; Katrina; Peer to peer; Workgroups; Social sciences computing  
  Abstract In order to better understand the challenges specific to the deployment of collaboration technologies in crisis situations, we conducted an informal observational study of the deployment of Groove Virtual Office to various civil and military groups at the heart of the disaster zone over the course of ten days. We summarize both general lessons learned from observations of social and communication challenges in crisis situations that impact technology adoption, and make specific recommendations for improving the deployment process of Groove to enable cross group collaboration. We generally found that dynamic, informal social networks and lightweight ephemeral work groups were essential social structures in the relief effort, and we discuss the need to innovate technologies to support these alternative types of organizations. We encourage that current technology centric innovation for ephemeral workgroups is complemented by a usage centric approach to help address emergent behaviors and opportunities.  
  Address Farnham Research, United Kingdom; Microsoft, United States  
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  Publisher Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium Place of Publication Newark, NJ Editor B. Van de Walle, M. Turoff  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9090206019; 9789090206011 Medium  
  Track WORKSHOP ON FUTURE COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE Expedition Conference 3rd International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
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  Call Number Serial 485  
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