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Author Ulrich Meissen; Agnès Voisard
Title Increasing the effectiveness of early warning via context-aware alerting 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 431-440
Keywords Disaster prevention; Alert systems; Context-awareness; Disaster prevention and mitigations; Early Warning System; Early warning systems; Evaluation modeling; New information and communication technologies; Research results; Information systems
Abstract The effective implementation of early warning is one of the best investments for disaster prevention and mitigation. In the last decade, we have witnessed strong efforts and progress towards better risk detection, monitoring and prediction. However, the best warnings are ineffective if they cannot be distributed in a timely way and targeted to people at risk. With the evolvement of new Information and Communication Technologies, we have new opportunities and face new challenges for improving classical warning processes. Based on our experience and research results from two user-centered hydro-meteorological Early Warning Systems (EWS) we present an approach for context-aware alerting that can increase considerably the effectiveness of warning. Furthermore, we introduce an applied evaluation model for the effectiveness of an EWS.
Address Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST), Mollstr. 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany; Institute of Computer Science, FU Berlin, Germany
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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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Series Volume Series Issue Edition (up)
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 763
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