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ISCRAM2008 Proceedings

ISCRAM2008 Proceedings

 

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Frank Fiedrich
The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Bartel Van de Walle
Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands

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ISCRAM2008 Proceeding Papers

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MONDAY, MAY 5 2008

 
 

KEYNOTE


 

Catalyzing Community Efforts for Disaster Prevention, Response and Recovery
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland 
1
 
 

SESSION 1 - TRACK 1

Track: Technology Showcase ñ Communication Systems and Technologies for Crisis and Disaster Response
Chairs: Ramesh Rao (UC San Diego), Manoj Balakrishnan (UC San Diego) and Alexandra Hubenko Baker (UC San Diego)


 
   
Implementing CAP and EDXL standards to Enhance Web-Based Crisis Management
( Powerpoint )
Ian Carpenter
Faulkner Technologies, Australia
2
   

Emergency messaging to general public via public wireless networks
L-F Pau1 and P Simonsen2
1Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands, The; 2Accenture Denmark AS, Denmark

3
   
DTT Technology for Rural Communities Alerting
Susanna Spinsante, Giorgio Rascioni, Ennio Gambi and Damiano Falcone
Universit‡ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
12
   
Multicast voice performance within a public safety cell
Aamir Mahmood, Konstantinos Koufos and Krisztina Cziner
TKK, Finland
18
   

SESSION 1 - TRACK 2

Track: Social Networking, Web Collaboration and e Participation in Crisis and Risk Managements
Chairs: Simon French (Manchester Business School), Clare Bayley (Manchester Business School)


 
   
United We Respond: One Community, One Voice
Connie Marie White, Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Murray Turoff
New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States of America
25
   
Community Response Grid (CRG) for a University Campus: Design Requirements and Implications
Philip Fei Wu, Yan Qu, Jenny Preece, Ken Fleischmann, Jennifer Golbeck, Paul Jaeger and Ben Shneiderman
University of Maryland, United States of America
34
   
Collective Intelligence in Disaster: Examination of the Phenomenon in the Aftermath of the 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting
Sarah Vieweg, Leysia Palen, Sophia B. Liu, Amanda Hughes and Jeannette Sutton
University of Colorado, United States of America
44
   
Use of web-based group decision support for crisis management
Nan Zhang, Clare Bayley and Simon French
Manchester Business School, United Kingdom
55
   

SESSION 1 - TRACK 3

Track: Virtual Systems for Emergency Management Simulation & Training
Chairs: Irma Becerra-Fernandez (Florida International University), Ricardo Valerdi (MIT), Michael Prietula (Emory University), Domingo RodrÌguez (University of Puerto Rico, Mayag¸ez) and Greg Madey (University of Notre Dame)


 
   
Agent-based Simulations of Mass Egress after Improvised Explosive Device Attacks
Douglas A. Samuelson1, Matthew Parker2, Austin Zimmerman3, Loren Miller3, Stephen Guerin4, Joshua Thorp4 and Owen Densmore4
1Serco; 2ANSER; 3Homeland Security Institute; 4Redfish Group
59
   
A Prototype Virtual Emergency Operations Center using a Collaborative Virtual Environment
Timothy Everett Wright and Gregory Madey
University of Notre Dame, United States of America
71
   
Virtual Environments for Developing Strategies for Interdicting Terrorists Carrying Dirty Bombs
Wu, Min-Hao Matt; Liu, Annie Hsin-Wen; Chandy, K. Mani
California Institute of Technology, United States of America
83
   
Emergency Management Task Characteristics, Knowledge Sharing and Integration and Task Performance: Research Agenda and Challenges
Irma Becerra-Fernandez, Weidong Xia, Arvind Gud and Jose Rocha
Florida International University, United States of America
88
   

SESSION 1 - TRACK 4

Track: Methods for Mitigating Information Overload
Chairs: Murray Turoff (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Stacey Arnesen (National Library of Medicine)


 
   
Automatic Extraction of Abbreviation for Emergency Management Websites
Min Song and Peishih Chang
New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States of America
93
   
Reducing Information Overload in Emergencies by Detecting Themes in Web Content
Jorge H. Roman, Linn Marks Collins, Ketan K. Mane, Mark L. B. Martinez, Carolyn E. Dunford and James E. Powell. Jr.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States of America
101
   
Identifying and Routing Emergency Response Dialogue Segments
Niels Netten and Maarten van Someren
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, The
108
   
Evaluation of crisis management operations using Reconstruction and Exploration
Dennis Andersson, Sofie Pilemalm and Niklas Hallberg
Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden
118
   

SESSION 2 - TRACK 1

Track: Technology Showcase ñ Communication Systems and Technologies for Crisis and Disaster Responses
Chairs: Ramesh Rao (UC San Diego), Manoj Balakrishnan (UC San Diego) and Alexandra Hubenko Baker (UC San Diego)


 
   
WIISARD: Wireless Internet Information System for medicAl Response to Disasters
( Powerpoint )
Buono, Colleen J; Chan, Theodore C; Griswold, William G; Huang, Ricky; Liu, Fang; Killeen, James; Palmer, Doug
University of California San Diego, United States of America
126
   
WebEOC Resource ManagerÆ A Collaborative Framework: Developing Standard Resource Management Processes for Disaster Relief
( Powerpoint )
DuVal, Jerome. A.
Emergency Services Integrators (ESi), United States of America
127
   
The Heartbeat Beacon
McGee, Steven James
SAW Concepts LLC, United States of America
128
   
Open Infrastructure for a Nationwide Emergency Services Network
Mark Gaynor1, Alan Pearce2 and Scott Bradner3
1Boston University, United States of America; 2Information Age Economics; 3Harvard University
133
   

SESSION 2 - TRACK 2

Track: Virtual Teams and Virtual Communities in Emergency Preparedness and Response
Chairs: Starr Roxanne Hiltz (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Rosalie J. Ocker (Pennsylvania State University)


 
   
In Search of the Bigger Picture: The Emergent Role of On-Line Photo Sharing in Times of Disaster
Liu, Sophia B.; Palen, Leysia; Sutton, Jeannette; Hughes, Amanda L.; Vieweg, Sarah E.
University of Colorado, United States of America
140
   
Leadership in Partially Distributed Emergency Response Software Development Teams
Linda Plotnick1, Starr Roxanne Hiltz1, Rosalie Ocker2 and Mary Beth Rosson2
1New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States of America; 2Pennsylvania State University
150 
   
Exploring Service-Oriented C2 Support for Emergency Response for Local Communities
Sofie Elisabet Pilemalm and Niklas Hallberg
Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden
159
   
When and how (not) to trust IT? Supporting virtual emergency teamwork
Monika Buscher1, Margit Kristensen2 and Preben Holst Mogensen2
1Lancaster University, United Kingdom; 2Aarhus University, Denmark
167
   

SESSION 2 - TRACK 3

Track: Ontologies for Crisis Management
Chairs: Renato Iannella (NICTA), Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento) and Paola Di Maio (Mae Fah Luang University)


 
   
Modeling Ontologies for Distributed and Networked Centric Operations
Paola Di Maio
MFU.ac.th, Thailand
177
   
A Metamodel and its Ontology to Guide Crisis Characterization and its Collaborative Management
FrÈdÈrick BÈnaben1, Chihab Hanachi2, Matthieu Lauras1, Pierre Couget3 and Vincent Chapurlat4
1Ecole des Mines d"Albi-Carmaux, France; 2UniversitÈ de Toulouse, France; 3PrÈfecture du Tarn, France; 4Ecole des Mines d"AlËs, France; benaben
189
   
Emergency Alerts for all: an ontology based approach to improve accessibility in emergency alerting systems
Alessio Malizia, Francisco Astorga-Paliza, Teresa Onorati, Paloma Diaz and Ignacio Aedo
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
197
   
Representing and Managing ëNarrativeí Terrorism Information
Gian Piero Zarri
University Paris4/Sorbonne, France
208
   

SESSION 2 - TRACK 4

Track: Process- and Geo-aware Systems for Crisis Management
Chairs: Massimo Mecella (Univ. Roma LA SAPIENZA), Naveen Ashish (University of California at Irvine) and Alenka Krek (HafenCity University Hamburg)


 
   
A Geo-based Application for the Management of Mobile Agents during Crisis Situations
Ruggero Russo1, Andrea Capata1, Andrea Marrella1, Manfred Bortenschlager2 and Harald Rieser2
1Sapienza Universita" di Roma, Italy; 2Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Salzburg, Austria
219
   
Interaction models to support peer coordination in crisis management
Maurizio Marchese1, Lorenzino Vaccari1, Gaia Trecarichi1, Nardine Osman2 and Fiona McNeill2
1DISI, University of Trento, Italy; 2University of Edinburgh, UK
230
   
Adaptive Process Coordination through Mobile File Sharing: A crisis management case study analysis
Michele Angelaccio and Daniele Pizziconi
University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
242
   
Case study:Design and use of a Multi-Disciplinary Crisis Information Management Decision Support System for Belgian government
Xavier Criel
FPC nv, Belgium
249
   

SESSION 3 - TRACK 1

Panel: Information seeking behavior and needs of Emergency Preparedness and Management practitioners
Moderator: Murray Turoff (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Panelists: Stacey Arnesen, Geoffrey Hoare, Erik R. Janus, Hal Newman and Eric K. Noji


250

   

SESSION 3 - TRACK 2

Track: Trust in Emergency Planning and Response
Chairs: Connie White (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Linda Plotnick (New Jersey Institute of Technology)


 
   
Potential Antecedents to Trust in Ad Hoc Emergency Response Virtual Teams
Shoshana Altschuller1 and Raquel Benbunan-Fich2
1Iona College, United States of America; 2Baruch College, United States of America
254
   
Communities of Trust
( Powerpoint )
Peter L. ODell
Swan Island Networks, United States of America
265
   
A Systems Perspective on Security Risk Identification
Peter Berghmans1, Gerd Van Den Eede2 and Bartel Van de Walle3
1Katholieke Hogeschool Mechelen, Belgium; 2University College Brussels, Belgium; 3Tilburg University, The Netherlands
266
   

SESSION 3 - TRACK 3

Track: Ontologies for Crisis Management
Chairs: Renato Iannella (NICTA), Fausto Giunchiglia (University of Trento) and Paola Di Maio (Mae Fah Luang University)


 
   
Using Ontologies for Decision Support in Resource Messaging
Ho Pun Lam1, James Steel2 and Renato Iannella2
1University of Queensland/NICTA; 2NICTA
276
   
Adaptive Ontology Use for Crisis Knowledge Representation
Aviv Segev
National Chengchi University, Taiwan
285
   
An Application of Approximate Ontology Matching in eResponse
Maurizio Marchese, Lorenzino Vaccari, Pavel Shvaiko and Juan Pane
DISI, University of Trento, Italy
294
   

SESSION 3 - TRACK 4

Track: Research Methods in ISCRAM
Chairs: David Mendonca (New Jersey Institute of Technology)


 
   
A functional goal decomposition of urban firefighting
Lisa Fern1, Stoney Trent2 and Martin Voshell1
1Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab, The Ohio State University; 2Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy
305
   
Sensemaking as a Methodology for ISCRAM Research: Information Processing in an Ongoing Crisis
Willem Muhren1, Gerd Van Den Eede2 and Bartel Van de Walle1
1Tilburg University; 2University College Brussels
315
   
"Site-Seeing" in Disaster: An Examination of On-Line Social Convergence
Amanda L. Hughes, Leysia Palen, Jeannette Sutton, Sophia B. Liu and Sarah E. Vieweg
University of Colorado, Boulder USA
324
   

TUESDAY, MAY 6 2008

 
 

KEYNOTE


 

The Opportunities and Limits of Technology in Non Profit Disaster Response
Joe Becker, American Red Cross
334
 
 

SESSION 4 - TRACK 1

Track: Information Systems for Humanitarian Operations
Chairs: Bartel Van de Walle (Tilburg University), Ralph Morelli (Trinity College), Willem Muhren (Tilburg University), Chamindra de Silva (Lanka Software Foundation), Paul Currion (Consultant humanitarian.info) and Trishan de Lanerolle (Trinity College)


 
   
Creating an Academic Community to build Humanitarian FOSS: A Progress Report
Trishan de Lanerolle1, Ralph Morelli1, Norman Danner2, Danny Krizanc2, Gary Parker3 and Ozgur Izmirli3
1Trinity College, Hartford CT, United States of America; 2Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, United States of America; 3Connecticut College, United States of America
337
   
Supply Chain Management Software for Humanitarian Operations: Review and Assessment of current Tools
Alexander Felix Blecken1 and Bernd Hellingrath1,2
1University of Paderborn, Germany; 2Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Germany
342
   
Human Services Data Standards: Current Progress and Future Vision in Crisis Response
Nancy Shank1, Brian Sokol2, Michelle Hayes3 and Cristina Vetrano4
1University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, United States of America; 2Abt Associates, Inc., United States of America; 3The Cloudburst Group, United States of America; 4American Red Cross
352
   

SESSION 4 - TRACK 2

Track: Improving Collaboration and Training
Chairs: Theresa Jefferson (The George Washington University)


 
   
Integration of Information Systems for Post Earthquake Research Response
Norman C. Hester1, Jim Wilkinson2, Stephen Patrick Horton3 and Theresa Jefferson4
1Association of CUSEC State Geologists; 2Central United States Earthquake Consortium; 3Center For Earthquake Research and Information, Univ. of Memphis; 4Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management, The George Washington University
362
   
Crisis Response Communication Management: Increasing Message Clarity with Training over Time
Elizabeth Avery Gomez
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, United States of America
368
   
Defining Critical Success Factors for National Emergency Management Model and Supporting the Model with Information Systems
Erman Coskun1 and Dilek Ozceylan2
1Sakarya University, Turkey; 2Sakarya University, Turkey
376
   

SESSION 4 - TRACK 3

Track: Observation Systems in Crisis Situations
Chairs: L.J.M. Rothkrantz (Delft University of Technology) and M. Novak (Czech Technical University)


 
   
A Dialog Action Manager for automatic crisis management
Dragos Datcu and Leon Rothkrantz
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, The
384
   
Developing Concept-Based User Interface using Icons for Reporting Observations
Siska Fitrianie, Zhenke Yang and Leon J.M. Rothkrantz
TUDelft, Netherlands, The
394
   
Seeing is believing?: The effects of real-time imaging feedback on emergency management decision-making
John McGuirl1, Nadine Sarter2 and David D. Woods1
1The Ohio State University, United States of America; 2The University of Michigan, United States of America
406
   

SESSION 5 - TRACK 1

Track: Demo Session and Poster Session
Demo Chair: Susanne Jul (InSTEDD)
Poster Chair: Theresa Jefferson (The George Washington University)


 
   

SESSION 6 - TRACK 1

Track: Early Warning Systems
Chairs: Georges Allaert (Ghent University) and Hussain Aziz Saleh (Ghent University)


 
   
Evaluation and Strengthening of Early Warning Systems in Countries Affected by the 26 December 2004 Tsunami
Douglas Craig Pattie, Stefanie Dannenmann and Yoko Hagiwara
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Germany
415
   
Micro-Simulation of Diffusion of Warnings
Cindy Hui, Mark Goldberg, Malik Magdon-Ismail and William A. Wallace
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States of America
424
   
Increasing the Effectiveness of Early Warning via Context-aware Alerting
Ulrich Meissen and AgnËs Voisard
Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering (ISST), Germany
431
   
Setting the Specification Framework of an Early Warning System Using IDEFO and Information Modeling
Stephen C Fortier1 and Ioannis M Dokas2
1George Washington University, United States of America; 2University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
441
   

SESSION 6 - TRACK 2

Track: Information Coordination between Heterogeneous Emergency and Relief Agencies
Chairs: Andrea H. Tapia (Penn State University) and Carleen Maitland (Penn State University)


 
   
Understanding IT Governance within the San Mateo County Emergency Medical Service Agency
Michael Marich, Benjamin Schooley and Thomas Horan
Claremont Graduate University, United States of America
451
   
Dynamic Emergency Response Management for Large Scale Decision Making in Extreme Events
Murray Turoff, Connie White, Linda Plotnick and Roxanne Hiltz
NJIT, United States of America
462
   
Building global bridges: Coordination bodies for improved information sharing among humanitarian relief agencies
David Saab, Edgar Maldonado, Louis-Marie Ngamassi Tchouakeu, Razvan Orendovici, Carleen Maitland and Andrea Tapia
Penn State University, United States of America
471
   
A Wireless Mesh Infrastructure Deployment with Application to Emergency Scenarios
Raheleh B. Dilmaghani and Ramesh R. Rao
UCSD, United States of America
484
   

SESSION 6 - TRACK 3

Track: Intelligent Systems for Crisis and Disaster Management
Chairs: Gerhard Wickler (University of Edinburgh), Frank Fiedrich (The George Washington University), Hagen Engelmann (Karlsruhe University), Ioannis M Dokas (University College Cork, Cork, Ireland) and Julie Dugdale (Laboratoire d"Informatique de Grenoble)


 
   
Model-Based Query Systems for Emergency Response
Stephen Potter and Gerhard Wickler
AIAI, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
495
   
Combining Technical and Human-Centered Strategies for Decision Support in Command and Control
Ola Leifler
Linkˆpings Universitet, Sweden
504
   
Web-Service Network for Disaster Management
Alexander Smirnov, Nikolay Shilov, Tatiana Levashova and Alexey Kashevnik
St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
516
   
Towards an Intelligent System for Risk Prevention and Emergency Management
Fahem Kebair and FrÈdÈric Serin
Le Havre University, France
526
   

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 2008

 
 

KEYNOTE


 

The Cognitive Dimension of Crisis Management
Gary Klein, Applied Research Associates
536
 
 

SESSION 7 - TRACK 1

Track: Adaptive Information Architectures for Interagency Crisis Management
Chairs: Nitesh Bharosa (Delft University of Technology), Anthony Cresswell (University at Albany) and Raghav Rao (University at Buffalo)


 
   
Improving Situational Ontologies to Support Adaptive Crisis Management Knowledge Architecture
Gary Berg-Cross
EM&I, United States of America
537
   
Cross-layer Overlay Synchronization in Sparse MANETs
Thomas Plagemann, Katrine Skjelsvik, Matija Puzar, Ovidiu Drugan, Vera Goebel and Ellen Munthe-Kaas
University of Oslo
546
   
Adaptive Information Orchestration: Architecture Principles improving Information Quality
Nitesh Bharosa and Marijn Janssen
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, The
556
   
Rich Feeds for RESCUE
Barry Demchak and Ingolf Krueger
University of California, San Diego, United States of America
566
   

SESSION 7 - TRACK 2

Track: Impact of Disasters on Industry and Economic Effects
Chairs: Valentin Bertsch (University of Karlsruhe), Mirjam Merz (University of Karlsruhe), Jutta Geldermann ( University of Gˆttingen) and Michael Hiete (University of Karlsruhe)


 
   
Dynamic Networks: Modeling Change in Environments Exposed to Risk
Louise K. Comfort, Milos Hauskrecht and Jeen Shang Lin
University of Pittsburgh
576
   
A Framework for integrating GIS and Systems Simulation to analyze Operational Continuity of the Petroleum Supply Chain
Sarp Yeletaysi, Frank Fiedrich and John R. Harrald
Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management, The George Washington University, United States of America
586
   
A Decision Support Framework to Assess Supply Chain Resilience
Mauro Falasca, Christopher Zobel and Deborah Cook
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, United States of America
596
   
Economic Impacts of Kobe Earthquake: A Quantitative Evaluation after 13 Years
Toshihisa Toyoda
Hiroshima Shudo University, Japan
606
   

SESSION 7 - TRACK 3

Track: HCI for Emergencies
Chairs: Markus Klann (Fraunhofer FIT), Alessio Malizia (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), Luca Chittaro ( University of Udine) and Ignacio Aedo Cuevas (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)


 
   
Emergency Information Synthesis and Awareness Using E-SOS
Linn Marks Collins, James E. Powell. Jr., Carolyn E. Dunford, Ketan K. Mane and Mark L. B. Martinez
Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States of America
618
   
Backchannels on the Front Lines:Emergent Uses of Social Media in the 2007 Southern California Wildfires
Jeannette Sutton1, Leysia Palen1 and Irina Shklovski2
1University of Colorado, Boulder, USA; 2University of California, Irvine, USA
624
   
Comparing Media in Emergency Planning
Gregorio Convertino, Helena M. Mentis, Prajakta Bhambare, Caitlin Ferro, John M. Carroll and Mary Beth Rosson
Penn State University, United States of America
632
   
Distributed Mobile Teams: Effects of Connectivity and Map Orientation on Teamwork
Guido te Brake, Rick van der Kleij and Miranda Cornelissen
TNO Defence, Security and Safety
642
   

SESSION 7 - TRACK 4

Track: Visualization and Smart Room Technology for Decision Making, Information Sharing, and Collaboration
Chairs: Aaron Burgman (The MITRE Corporation), Beth Yost (The MITRE Corporation) and Andreas Meissner (Fraunhofer IITB)


 
   
Real-Time Organigraphs for Collaboration Awareness
Chris van Aart1 and Stijn Oomes2
1Sogeti The Netherlands; 2Delft University of Technology Delft
651
   
Taming Multiple Chat Room Collaboration: Real-Time Visual Cues to Social Networks and Emerging Threads
Lindsley G. Boiney, Bradley Goodman, Robert Gaimari, Jeffrey Zarrella, Christoher Berube and Janet Hitzeman
MITRE Corporation, United States of America
660
   
Emergency Management Systems to Accommodate Ships in Distress
Nenad Mladineo1, Zvonko Grzetic2 and Snjezana Knezic1
1University of Split, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Croatia (Hrvatska); 2Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia
669
   
Digital Map Table with Fovea-TablettÆ: Smart Furniture for Emergency Operation Centers
Thomas Bader1, Andreas Meissner2 and Rolf Tscherney3
1Universit‰t Karlsruhe, Germany; 2Fraunhofer IITB, Germany; 3Berufsfeuerwehr (Fire Brigade) Leverkusen
679
   

SESSION 8 - TRACK 1

Track: Decentralized and Self-Organizing IT-Infrastructures for Crisis Response and Management
Chairs: Ralf Steinmetz (Technical University of Darmstadt), Nicolas C. Liebau (Technical University of Darmstadt), Dirk Bradler (Technical University of Darmstadt) and Jussi Kangasharju (University of Helsinki)


 
   
Opportunistic networking overlays for ICT services in crisis management
Raffaele Bruno, Marco Conti and Andrea Passarella
IIT-CNR, Italy
689
   
WIPER: An Emergency Response System
Pawling, Alec; Schoenharl, Tim; Yan, Ping; Madey, Greg
University of Notre Dame, United States of America
702
   
Passive Disaster Reporting Through Mobile Social Networking Technology
Noah Goodman and Ron Langhelm
Booz Allen Hamilton, United States of America
nbsp
   

SESSION 8 - TRACK 2

Track: Geographic Information Science
Chairs: Brian Tomaszewski (Penn State University), Chaoqing Yu (China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research), Etien L. Koua (United Nations Development Programme) and Alan M. MacEachren (Penn State University)


 
   
OGCÆ Sensor Web Enablement: Overview and And High Level Architecture
Mike Botts1, George Percivall2, Carl Reed2, John Davidson3 and Sam A. Bacharach2
1University of Alabama in Huntsville; 2Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.; 3Image Matters LLC
713
   
Life-Saver: Flood Emergency Simulator
AndrÈ Sabino, Rui NÛbrega, Armanda Rodrigues and Nuno Correia
IMG DI - CITI/FCT, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
724
   
Toward Developing an Expert GIS for Damage Evaluation after an Earthquake (Case study: Tehran)
Seyed Hossein Chavoshi1, Mahmoud Reza Delavar1, Mahdieh Soleimani2 and Motahareh Chavoshi2
1University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic of); 2Technical Institute of Mapping and Surveying Eng., National Geographical Organization of Iran
734
   

SESSION 8 - TRACK 3

Track: Studies of Command and Control Systems
Chairs: Bjˆrn Johansson (Combitech AB), Johan Jenvald (VSL Research Labs), Jiri Trnka (Linkˆping University) and Rogier Woltjer (Linkˆping University)


 
   
Information flow and teamwork in Incident Control Centers
Christine Owen, Jan Douglas and Greg Hickey
University of Tasmania, Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre
742
   
A Checklist for Comparing Emergency Management Information Systems
Grant, Tim
Netherlands Defence Academy, The Netherlands
752
   
Network Centric Operations in Crisis Management
Josine van de Ven1, Richelle van Rijk1, Peter Essens1 and Erik Frinking2
1TNO Defence, Security and Safety, The Netherlands; 2The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, The Netherlands
764
   

SESSION 8 - TRACK 4

Track: Applications for Mitigating Information Overload
Chairs: Murray Turoff (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and Stacey J. Arnesen (National Library of Medicine)


 
   
Best Practices in Chemical Emergency Risk Communication: the Interstate Chemical Terrorism Workgroup
Erik R Janus1, Sharon Lee2 and Sue Manente3
1University of Maryland University College, United States of America; 2California Department of Public Health; 3Michigan Department of Community Health
774
   
Information Needs and Decision Support in Health and Medical Disasters
Geoffrey A. Hoare1, Jeffrey Nield2, Tom Belcuore1 and Tom Rich3
1Florida Department of Health, United States of America; 2Essex Group; 3Abt Associates
778
   
The RESCUE Disaster Portal for Disasters and Emergency Response
Naveen Ashish1, Jay Lickfett1, Sharad Mehrotra1, Jacob Green2 and Nalini Venkatasubramanian1
1University of California Irvine, United States of America; 2City of Ontario Fire Department ñ United States of America
787
   

SESSION 9 - TRACK 1

Panel: Research Frontiers in ISCRAM
Panelists: Mark Paul Haselkorn (University of Washington), David Mendonca (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Jack Harrald (The George Washington University) and Susanne Jul (InSTEDD)


 
   
Towards a Research Program in Humanitarian Service Science & Engineering
Mark P. Haselkorn
University of Washington, USA
797
   

 

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