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Author (up) Stephen C. Fortier; Ioannis M. Dokas pdf  isbn
  Title Setting the specification framework of an Early Warning System using IDEF0 and information modeling Type Conference Article
  Year 2008 Publication Proceedings of ISCRAM 2008 – 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2008  
  Volume Issue Pages 441-450  
  Keywords Disasters; Facilities; Information systems; Information theory; Information use; Sensors; Specifications; Systems engineering; Analysis; Data collection; Early Warning System; Express; IDEF0 modeling; Information Modeling; Material recovery facilities; Requirements; Sadt; Alarm systems  
  Abstract Our goal is to develop an Early Warning System for an engineering system with a special interest in applying this to a material recovery facility. This on-going research points out that there is no clear definition of what Early Warning Systems are. A literature search for Early Warning Systems identifies hundred of thousands hits (Buchanan-Smith, 1999; Davies, Buchanan-Smith, Lambert, 1991). Almost all of the references had to do with financial systems for third world countries, tracking the destructive nature of violent conflicts that led to human suffering, or systems for syndromic surveillance. The goal of our research, and of this paper, is to define a framework for creating a specification that can be considered as the basis for the development of any Early Warning System-specifically for engineering systems. Therefore, we will describe Early Warning Systems and its requirements and specifications. Based on specification patterns, we have developed an abstract model of an Early Warning System; and developed an IDEF0 model of a material recovery facility that provides the framework for specifying an Early Warning System. The Early Warning System is then specified using information modeling.  
  Address George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington, DC, United States; Cork Constrained Computation Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland  
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  Publisher Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM Place of Publication Washington, DC Editor F. Fiedrich, B. Van de Walle  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780615206974 Medium  
  Track Early Warning Systems Expedition Conference 5th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 503  
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