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Author José H. Canós-Cerdá; Carmen Penadés; Abel Gómez; Marcos R. S. Borges
Title SAGA: An integrated architecture for the management of advanced emergency plans Type Conference Article
Year 2012 Publication ISCRAM 2012 Conference Proceedings – 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2012
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Keywords Architecture; Civil defense; Disasters; Information services; Information systems; Life cycle; Risk management; Advanced process; Automatic tools; Document management; Emergency management; Emergency plans; Emergency response; Integrated architecture; Software and hardwares; Human resource management
Abstract Despite the significant advances that software and hardware technologies have brought to the emergency management field, some islands remain where innovation has had little impact. Among them, emergency plan management is of particular relevance due to their key role in the direction of teams during responses. Aspects like coordination, collaboration, and others are spread in plain text sentences, impeding automatic tool support to improve team per-formance. Moreover, administrative management of plans becomes a mere document management activity. In this paper, we present SAGA, an architecture that supports the full lifecycle of advanced emergency plan management. By advanced we mean plans that include new types of interaction such as hypermedia and advanced process definition languages to provide precise specification of response procedures. SAGA provides all the actors involved in plan management a number of tools supporting all the stages of the plan lifecycle, from its creation to its use in training drills or actual responses. It is intended to be instantiated in systems promoted by civil defense agencies, providing administrative support to plan management; additionally, editing tools for plan designers and tools for analysis and improvement of such plans by organizations are provided. Plan enactment facilities in emergency response are also integrated. To our knowledge, it is the very first proposal that covers all the aspects of plan man-agement. © 2012 ISCRAM.
Address ISSI, DSIC, Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia, Spain; Programa de Pós Graduaçao em Informática, Departamento de Ciéncia da Computaçao, Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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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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ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9780864913326 Medium
Track Planning and Foresight Expedition Conference 9th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
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Call Number Serial 88
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