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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
The importance of emergency response systems cannot be overemphasized today due to the many manmade and natural disasters in the recent years such as September 2001 and the recent Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster. The overall cost of the Japan disaster alone is estimated to have exceeded 300 billion USD. Transportation and telecommunications play a critical role in disaster response and management in order to minimize loss of human life, economic cost and disruptions. Our research isdoi:10.1007/978-3-642-29667-3_4 fatcat:xkxjji4abrdsfh6a6qa5jpqaea