WIT Press


A Networking Solution For Disaster Management To Address Liaison Failures In Emergency Response

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/RISK140341

Volume

47

Pages

13

Page Range

401 - 413

Published

2014

Size

371 kb

Author(s)

A. V. Singhal, A. Jha & A. Gairola

Abstract

A huge loss of life and property takes place during disasters due to the lack of organization, coordination and effective communications in disaster response. To address these issues an automated IT based networking solution named e-ICS has been proposed in this paper. The need and the utility of such a system has also been highlighted through case studies of the Bhuj earthquake 2001, the Mumbai attacks of 26.11.2008 and a pilot study during the anti-ragging mock drill. This paper also introduces the innovative Confirmation Net for the authentication of information and reports during an emergency situation. Keywords: automated disaster response, multi-organizational coordination, incident command system, e-ICS, confirmation net, open source.

Keywords

automated disaster response, multi-organizational coordination, incident command system, e-ICS, confirmation net, open source.