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Title
A Framework for Development of Emergency Management and Response Systems
Published in
Proceedings of the International Ph.D. Students Colloquium at ISCRAM '2006 - 2006
Abstract
Emergency managers and responders face a number of critical problems during the resolution of crisis situations, where they must handle a lot of information under very critical and stressful conditions. To support them, Emergency Management Systems (EMSs) provide tools and utilities that facilitate their work, for example, managing relevant information, warning about critical situations, suggesting actions to be taken, performing communications with partners, etc. Resolution procedures, organization's resources, maps and videos, etc. are compiled in an Emergency Plan that serves both as a legal document and the starting specification for the development of the EMSs of the organization. The development of an EMS is a costly task, due to the specifities of organizations (and also emergencies within them) that raise the need for custom solutions. However, our experience shows that there are a set of aspects that are present in all the EMSs (i.e., Process, Presentation and Navigation, Information Management and Retrieval, Communication, Collaboration, Intelligence and Context). In this thesis we propose a framework for the development of EMSs that provides support for all the aspects related to emergency and crisis situations. The main components of the framework are tools for the specification of the different aspects, and tools for the automatic (or semiautomatic) compilation of these specifications to obtain the final EMSs. This framework will reduce dramatically de costs of development of EMS.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:190,
        title =  "A Framework for Development of Emergency Management and Response Systems",
        author = "Manuel Llavador Campos and José H. Canós-Cerdá",
        booktitle = "Proceedings of the International Ph.D. Students Colloquium at ISCRAM '2006",
        year = "2006",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "",
        abstract = "Emergency managers and responders face a number of critical problems during the resolution of crisis situations, where they must handle a lot of information under very critical and stressful conditions. To support them, Emergency Management Systems (EMSs) provide tools and utilities that facilitate their work, for example, managing relevant information, warning about critical situations, suggesting actions to be taken, performing communications with partners, etc.
Resolution procedures, organization's resources, maps and videos, etc. are compiled in an Emergency Plan that serves both as a legal document and the starting specification for the development of the EMSs of the organization. The development of an EMS is a costly task, due to the specifities of organizations (and also emergencies within them) that raise the need for custom solutions. However, our experience shows that there are a set of aspects that are present in all the EMSs (i.e., Process, Presentation and Navigation, Information Management and Retrieval, Communication, Collaboration, Intelligence and Context).
In this thesis we propose a framework for the development of EMSs that provides support for all the aspects related to emergency and crisis situations. The main components of the framework are tools for the specification of the different aspects, and tools for the automatic (or semiautomatic) compilation of these specifications to obtain the final EMSs. This framework will reduce dramatically de costs of development of EMS."
}