Crisis management and mobile devices: Extending the usage of sensor networks within an integrated system framework

Elizabeth Avery Gomez, Michael Bartolacci

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Abstract

Crisis response relies on information dissemination and decisions made from real-time data. Sensor networks, especially in an environmental context, are a source of real-time data and used in both military and industrial applications for information gathering. However, sensor data usage for more pervasive system applications, especially mobile applications outside the battlefield, is limited. Mobile devices play key roles in crisis management, but little research exists on their effectiveness under duress. This research extends a previous study on user (responder) preparation in crisis management to mobile device readiness and real-time data acquisition. This paper steps beyond application use to focus on mobile device capabilities and the interface with wireless sensor networks towards an integrated mobile system framework that provides information and real-time decision data for crisis management. In particular, the approach being proposed incorporates novel strategies for maintaining battery life and connectivity among sensors and portable communication devices that are ideally suited for crisis management applications where "staying connected" is critical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
ISBN (Print)9789724922478
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: May 8 2011May 11 2011

Publication series

Name8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011

Other

Other8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2011
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period5/8/115/11/11

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Gomez, E. A., & Bartolacci, M. (2011). Crisis management and mobile devices: Extending the usage of sensor networks within an integrated system framework. In 8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011 (8th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: From Early-Warning Systems to Preparedness and Training, ISCRAM 2011). Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.