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The Intelligent City Operations Centre: An Integrated Platform for Crisis Management [chapter]

Mweene Monze
2012 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
Emergency and disaster management -collectively referred to here as crisis management -have traditionally been practised as distinct and separate disciplines.  ...  This paper describes the essential components of the 'city crisis management problem', and then maps the people, process and technology requirements that emerge from this problem description.  ...  The use of an integrated, collaborative, cross-domain platform to manage both day-to-day and crisis operations is an essential pre-cursor for effective disaster and emergency management.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_24 fatcat:2kxui7wbirfnnnqqgatx47mi5u

Toward the Way Forward: The National Children's Disaster Mental Health Concept of Operations

Merritt Schreiber, Betty Pfefferbaum, Lisa Sayegh
2012 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness  
The national children's disaster mental health concept of operations (NCDMH CONOPS) details the essential elements needed for an interoperable, coordinated response for the mental health needs of children  ...  To our knowledge, this report describes the first effort to address this critical gap and outlines a triage-driven children's disaster mental health incident response strategy for seamless preparedness  ...  The local CRPS will assume primary responsibility for the planning and intelligence functions within an existing mental health emergency plan and operational response structure.  ... 
doi:10.1001/dmp.2012.22 pmid:22700028 fatcat:pvmtwyvygzcjthbi5xh5k3dpiq

Neurotechnology and Operational Medicine [chapter]

Carey Balaban
2014 Advances in Neurotechnology: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues  
Both developing and potential application areas for this approach in operational medicine, disaster response planning and cybersecurity are discussed.  ...  Overview From an operations research perspective, operational medicine is the projection of societal medical and public health resources into the realms of homeland security medical operations, disaster  ...  Klinzing for fostering and supporting an environment of creative, interdisciplinary thinking. Disclaimer There was no external funding in the preparation of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1201/b17454-7 fatcat:gwhesjgcdve4nhhccvdnb5agoy

Addressing Pediatric Mental Health during COVID-19 and other Disasters: A National Tabletop Exercise

Saloni Gupta, Merritt Schreiber, Tona McGuire, Christopher Newton
2021 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness  
The Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management held an integrated, interdisciplinary national tabletop exercise to familiarize mental health and non-mental health professionals with Psychological  ...  Participants are now better equipped with tools to perform mental health triage for early intervention during COVID-19 and other disasters and understand risk on a population level.  ...  Thus, in June and July of 2020, the Western Regional Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management (WRAP-EM), funded by HHS ASPR, hosted a pediatric mental health focused TTX in order to familiarize leaders  ... 
doi:10.1017/dmp.2021.122 pmid:33867004 pmcid:PMC8209437 fatcat:wwllqd5c4zcfliltrekbm7iedu

A Big Data Reference Architecture for Emergency Management

Carlos A. Iglesias, Alfredo Favenza, Álvaro Carrera
2020 Information  
This paper aims to provide a reference architecture for emergency management that instantiates the NIST Big Data Reference Architecture to provide a common language and enable the comparison of solutions  ...  On the one hand, the availability of big data and the evolution of geographical information systems make it possible to manage and process large quantities of information that can hugely improve the decision-making  ...  The combination of both taxonomies provides an explicit schema of knowledge reusability, and shows big data technologies' applications for every single core capability for managing disasters.  ... 
doi:10.3390/info11120569 fatcat:kxostcrulbh7lpnd3qehl7h2by

Drones as internet of video things front-end sensors: challenges and opportunities

Chang Wen Chen
2021 Discover Internet of Things  
AbstractInternet of Video Things (IoVT) has become an emerging class of IoT systems that are equipped with visual sensors at the front end.  ...  Finally, we conclude this paper with a summary and an outlook for future research directions.  ...  This is true for special cases in search and rescue mission under disaster management scenario [3] . This is also true for drone delivery of packages in contemporary supply-chain applications.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43926-021-00014-7 fatcat:arbwqqaf75d7rmymgtahtgpjfq

Towards Shared Situational Awareness and Actionable Knowledge - An Enhanced, Human-Centered Paradigm for Public Health Information System Design

Chiehwen Ed Hsu, William Chris Chambers, John R Herbold, Joshua C Calcote, Robert S Ryczak, Robert F DeFraites
2010 Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management  
Technology has exerted an increasingly dominant influence on the ways and means that objectives of informatics projects are pursued and has extended the capabilities of informatics systems in general.  ...  Substantial knowledge gaps exist in information system implementation between technology and public health surveillance.  ...  However, in settings of complex humanitarian emergencies caused by natural disasters, such as tsunamis and hurricanes, strategic emergencies like an influenza pandemic, medical civil action programs, or  ... 
doi:10.2202/1547-7355.1727 fatcat:2ehue6cfhzeyni4b3ncpunxhuy

March/April 2006

Richard A. DeVito, Jr.
2006 Journal of Emergency Management  
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The full summary report with fact sheet templates, information sources, and core competencies and benchmarks can be accessed at http://www.wetp.org/wetp/public/hasl_get_blob.cfm?  ...  The Japan Society of Disaster Nursing defines disaster nursing as "the systematic and flexible utilization of knowledge and skills specific to disaster related nursing, and the promotion of a wide range  ...  The challenges posed by Rita created stresses for the disaster preparedness/emergency management systems of Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities in evacuation planning and implementation.  ... 
doi:10.5055/jem.2006.0024 fatcat:zoedtf2lc5axtpute3ozi3wzt4

Digital Europe 2030: Designing scenarios for ICT in future governance and policy making

Gianluca Misuraca, David Broster, Clara Centeno
2012 Government Information Quarterly  
More specifically, for example, the emergence of wireless networks could allow software applications and physical objects to be connected, opening up a wide range of exciting new application scenarios  ...  transparency; or in terms of integration of policy intelligence mechanisms and systems enabling a better data and knowledge management.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.giq.2011.08.006 fatcat:trmu4sevr5d7vhmhaefperjig4

Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management [article]

Amir Khorram-Manesh, Krzysztof Goniewicz, Attila Hertelendy, Maxim Dulebenets
2021 Zenodo  
This is the second edition of the handbook in disaster and emergency management, which was published in 2017.  ...  The current updated handbook (second edition) is more complete and has several new chapters.  ...  Acknowledgement The editors would like to thank all authors who took part in the first edition of the handbook and whose support was the foundation for the second edition.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5553076 fatcat:5zebeprw6vb5joeu4oyd4rqccy

Liability of professional and volunteer mental health practitioners in the wake of disasters: a framework for further considerations

Tarik Abdel-Monem, Denise Bulling
2005 Behavioral sciences & the law  
Despite the continuing occurrence of natural disasters and the increased possibility of wide-scale terrorist attacks, there is an absence of a comprehensive framework for analyzing potential liability  ...  This absence is significant considering the proliferation of federal, state, and local disaster response planning initiatives following the events of 9/11.  ...  Acknowledgments -This work was supported in part by the Nebraska Health and Human Services System.  ... 
doi:10.1002/bsl.651 pmid:16094639 fatcat:4hrbe5wsrrbvvmxsqzdyp7ahqa

A Template-based Methodology for Large-Scale HA/DR involving Ephemeral Groups - A Workflow Perspective

Tung Bui, Alex Tan
2007 2007 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'07)  
Template-based Information System Design for Disaster Management A disaster is characterized by the urgency in the responses required for its containment.  ...  The purpose of this paper is to extend our earlier work that uses a template-based methodology to archive past disaster relief operations and communications, create "descriptive" templates for advanced  ...  This paper proposes a set of design principles and methodologies for information systems for disaster management.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2007.40 dblp:conf/hicss/BuiT07 fatcat:iomz65a4qnfg3dyrnrrfbwmi4y

The nexus of transformational leadership of emergency services systems

Denis Caro
2016 International Journal of Emergency Services  
These adaptive complex systems respond to critical mass emergencies, disasters and catastrophes.  ...  Findings -This key informant study underscores the competencies for transformational leadership and identifies 12 key leadership challenges in the context of the future evolution of emergency services  ...  These may include studies in: disaster management and recovery, emergency informatics, emergency intelligent systems, emergency refugee systems, emergency supply chains, first-response systems, international  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijes-11-2015-0024 fatcat:gmcqstzmcne6piegn4apjyxey4

Components of an Incident Management Simulation and Gaming Framework and Related Developments

Sanjay Jain, Charles R. McLean
2008 Simulation (San Diego, Calif.)  
And, even with all the effort and expenses they are able to expose the responders, emergency managers and government officials to a limited set of scenarios.  ...  A recent survey [1] indicates that a number of modeling and simulation (M&S) applications for analyzing various disaster events exist.  ...  A framework for M&S for incident management is presented in the next section to define the scope of application of M&S tools and to identify training as part of a continuum of applications through the  ... 
doi:10.1177/0037549708088956 fatcat:qdndptaopfb37dqpd4wv5itl4u

Conceptualizing u-Content Ecosystem in Ubiquitous VR Environments

Yoosoo Oh, Taejin Ha, Changgu Kang, Woontack Woo
2011 2011 International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality  
We present a definition and features of u-Content ecosystem, and describe its application scenario to interacting with users in ubiquitous VR environments.  ...  We also explain the u-Content life-cycle that includes resources,  ...  Figure 3 . 3 Application scenario for next-generation experimental education in ubiquitous VR environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/isuvr.2011.22 dblp:conf/isuvr/OhHKW11 fatcat:idg3p6g7lnb6dosvapdrv56sum
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