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Author (up) Eva Törnqvist; Johan Sigholm; Simin Nadjm-Tehrani pdf  isbn
  Title Hastily formed networks for disaster response: Technical heterogeneity and virtual pockets of local order Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication ISCRAM 2009 – 6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Boundary Spanning Initiatives and New Perspectives Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2009  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Cognitive systems; Disasters; Information systems; Mobile ad hoc networks; Communities of Practice; Disaster response; Hastily formed networks; Interdisciplinary analysis; Local order; Natural and man-made disasters; Socio-technological systems; Technical interoperability; Emergency services  
  Abstract As natural and man-made disasters become increasingly common, ensuring effective disaster response, mitigation and recovery is growing into a high-priority task for governments and administrations globally. This paper describes the challenges of collaboration within multi-organisational hastily formed networks for post-disaster response, which are increasingly relying on emerging ICT infrastructures for communication and cooperation. We present an interdisciplinary analysis of the conditions for establishing an effective mutual conversation space for involved stakeholders, and how the development of socio-technological systems affects cognitive and behavioural aspects such as established communities of practice and virtual pockets of local order. Our observations thus far suggest that some of the key issues are overcoming organisational and cultural heterogeneity, and finding solutions for technical interoperability, to ensure effective, pervasive and sustainable information exchange within and between organisations participating in hastily formed networks.  
  Address Dept. of Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Sweden; Dept. of Military Studies, Swedish National Defence College, Sweden; Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden  
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  Publisher Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM Place of Publication Gothenburg Editor J. Landgren, S. Jul  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9789163347153 Medium  
  Track Collaboration and Social Networking Expedition Conference 6th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
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  Call Number Serial 1012  
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