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Author Lucy T. Gunawan; Siska Fitrianie; Willem-Paul Brinkman; Mark A. Neerincx
Title Utilizing the potential of the affected population and prevalent mobile technology during disaster response: Propositions from a literature survey Type Conference Article
Year 2012 Publication (up) ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings – 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2012
Volume Issue Pages
Keywords Disaster prevention; Disasters; Information systems; Surveys; Telecommunication equipment; Crowdsourcing; Disaster management; Disaster response; Disaster situations; Literature survey; Sources of informations; Technological solution; The role of community; Emergency services
Abstract Despite the growing awareness of the untapped potential of the affected population in a disaster situation, their inclusion in a disaster management is extremely limited. This study aims to survey the literature to see whether utilizing the affected people and prevalent mobile technology can be used during disaster response. The idea is to provide the affected with a way to lead themselves to safety and empower them to serve as distributed active sources of information. This way, those people will reach safety by themselves, while at the same time helping to construct a clear image of the disaster situation without burdening the already overwhelmed emergency services. This study examines knowledge derived from disaster sociology, draws on experience from recent disasters, and extrapolates current technological solutions. By establishing that such a solution is feasible, it offers a basis for empirical studies on a mobile technology that can be used during disaster response. © 2012 ISCRAM.
Address Delft University of Technology, Netherlands; TNO Human Factor Soesterberg, Netherlands
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Publisher Simon Fraser University Place of Publication Vancouver, BC Editor L. Rothkrantz, J. Ristvej, Z.Franco
Language English Summary Language English Original Title
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780864913326 Medium
Track Geographic Information Scienceic Information Science Expedition Conference 9th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 121
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