by Yuko Murayama, Information Technology In Disaster Risk Reduction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Information Technology In Disaster Risk Reduction books, This volume constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the Third IFIP TC 5 DCITDRR International Conference on Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction, ITDRR 2018, held as part of the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, in Poznan, Poland, in September 2018. The 12 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. The papers focus on various aspects and challenges of coping with disaster risk reduction. The main topics include areas such as natural disasters, big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things, mobile computing, emergency management, disaster information processing, and disaster risk assessment and management.
by Prem Jose Vazhacharickal, Role Of Information Technology In Flood Disaster Management In Kerala A Brief Overview Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Role Of Information Technology In Flood Disaster Management In Kerala A Brief Overview books, Flooding may occur as an overflow of water from water bodies, such as a river, lake, or ocean, in which the water overtops or breaks levees, resulting in some of that water escaping its usual boundaries. Kerala state covers an area of 38,863 km2 with a population density of 859 per km2 spread across 14 districts. Beginning on 15 August 2018, severe floods affected the south Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season. It was the worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a century. Kerala received heavy monsoon rainfall, which was about 256% more than the usual rain fall in Kerala, on the mid-evening of August 8, resulting in dams filling to capacity; in the first 24 hours of rainfall the state received 310 mm (12 in) of rain. With the use of sophisticated technologies, it has been easier to manage disasters both natural and man-made. The main objectives of the proposed research work is identify the various aspects of IT which were used efficiently for the flood disaster management during August 2018 in Kerala State. A QuickBird image taken during August 2018 with 0.6 m resolution was downloaded from Google Earth (Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, USA) and landuse maps (Landsat L7 ETM+, USGS) were used to track the flooded area in Kerala State. For the baseline survey, semi-structured questionnaires were prepared covering demographic, socio-economic and characteristics of households, as well as aspects of flood damage to house, property and agricultural production. Information Technology is widely used to save the lives of thousands of flood affected people in the Kerala state during the heavy floods in August 2018. These technologies could be further explored for more efficient flood coordination and disaster management in future.
by Mohammad Razani, Information Communication And Space Technology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Information Communication And Space Technology books, Many books have covered the rapidly evolving fields of information and communication technology (ICT) and space technology separately. However, no single book has ever focused on how the integration of these two areas is creating a stronger platform for various scientific advancements—including some research work that cannot be performed on Earth. To fill the void, Information, Communication, and Space Technology provides a novel illustration of that connection. Dividing content into sections that cover ICT, existing and future space technologies, and satellites, the author demonstrates the individual and combined power of each of these parts of the overall system. He explores how the combination of concepts from each of these interrelated fields is creating massive potential for broader advances in areas such as robotics, communications, navigation, agriculture, health care, and nanotechnology. The book introduces particular potential innovations, including "rocket-less" spacecraft launches, and development of a global system to balance energy distribution by using satellites that would collect solar energy and transmit it via microwave beams to different locations around the world. Equally useful to students and professionals, this work is a culmination of the domestic and international experience that the author has acquired throughout more than three decades as an instructor and researcher. Emphasizing the strong need to incorporate ICT and space technology into the general university curriculum, the book starts with basic explanations of key concepts and theories, building toward more concrete, application-oriented examples that reveal the importance and impact of new technologies. This includes coverage of how satellites transfer voice, video, and other data across continents, as well as techniques used to obtain very-high-resolution images from space for use in agricultural and environmental sciences.This timely work employs a logical, practically structured approach that will help readers to better understand existing and emerging ICT and space technologies, including the most recent developments and achievements in the field.
by Raisinghani, Mahesh S., Handbook Of Research On Global Information Technology Management In The Digital Economy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Handbook Of Research On Global Information Technology Management In The Digital Economy books, Includes the most important issues, concepts, trends and technologies in the field of global information technology management, covering topics such as the technical platform for global IS applications, information systems projects spanning cultures, managing information technology in corporations, and global information technology systems and socioeconomic development in developing countries.
by Bartel Van De Walle, Information Systems For Emergency Management Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Information Systems For Emergency Management books, This book provides the most current and comprehensive overview available today of the critical role of information systems in emergency response and preparedness. It includes contributions from leading scholars, practitioners, and industry researchers, and covers all phases of disaster management - mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. 'Foundational' chapters provide a design framework and review ethical issues. 'Context' chapters describe the characteristics of individuals and organizations in which EMIS are designed and studied. 'Case Study' chapters include systems for distributed microbiology laboratory diagnostics to detect possible epidemics or bioterrorism, humanitarian MIS, and response coordination systems. 'Systems Design and Technology' chapters cover simulation, geocollaborative systems, global disaster impact analysis, and environmental risk analysis. Throughout the book, the editors and contributors give special emphasis to the importance of assessing the practical usefulness of new information systems for supporting emergency preparedness and response, rather than drawing conclusions from a theoretical understanding of the potential benefits of new technologies.
by D. Alexander, Integrated Emergency Management For Mass Casualty Emergencies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Integrated Emergency Management For Mass Casualty Emergencies books, Responses to major disasters tend to be complex, not merely because of the size and scale of operations and the number of countries and agencies involved, but also because of the range of functions represented by these organizations. A full-scale emergency response can involve people trained in at least 35 different disciplines and professions. This increasing sophistication of modern emergency response makes the process of coordination a particularly challenging one. It involves matching urgent needs with available resources in the most rapid and efficient way possible: timely mobilization and quick action can reduce injury and loss of life, as well as damage. Emergency response management has been likened to conducting a symphony orchestra. Only the conductor has the full score, but the overall effect of many people playing different instruments can be wonderful if properly directed. Professionalization of response and management is key. This book, Integrated Emergency Management for Mass Casualty Emergencies, presents papers from experts in the field which explore the challenges of planning for and responding to mass casualty emergencies. There are several chapters covering hospital procedure – including field hospitals and hospital evacuation – as well as natural and man-made casualty events, and the final chapter presents ‘Auxilium!’, a training simulation game. There is a clear need to improve management and integration in emergency response. This book will be of interest to all those whose work may involve them in preparing for and dealing with a disaster situation.
by United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Annual Report Economic And Social Commission For Asia And The Pacific Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Annual Report Economic And Social Commission For Asia And The Pacific books,
by National Research Council, Reducing Disaster Losses Through Better Information Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reducing Disaster Losses Through Better Information books, Losses of life and property from natural disasters in the United States-and throughout the world-have been enormous and the potential for substantially greater future losses looms. It is clearly in the public interest to reduce these impacts and to encourage the development of communities that are resilient to disasters. This goal can be achieved through wise and sustained efforts involving mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Implementing such efforts, particularly in the face of limited resources and competing priorities, requires accurate information that is presented in a timely and appropriate manner to facilitate informed decisions. Substantial information already exists that could be used to this end, but there are numerous obstacles to accessing this information, and methods for integrating information from a variety of sources for decision-making are presently inadequate. Implementation of an improved national or international network for making better information available in a more timely manner could substantially improve the situation. As noted in the Preface, a federal transition team is considering the issues and needs associated with implementing a global or national disaster information network as described in the report by the Disaster Information Task Force (1997). This National Research Council report was commissioned by the transition team to provide advice on how a disaster information network could best make information available to improve decision making, with the ultimate goal of reducing losses from natural disasters. The report is intended to provide the basis for a better appreciation of which types of data and information should be generated in an information program and how this information could best be disseminated to decision makers.
by Chiara Bersani, Advanced Technologies And Methodologies For Risk Management In The Global Transport Of Dangerous Goods Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Advanced Technologies And Methodologies For Risk Management In The Global Transport Of Dangerous Goods books, Logistics has become a strategic factor for development and competition. Terrorist attacks, such as 11th of September 2001 in the USA, have caused the introduction of rules and procedures, which affect the overall logistics showing the vulnerability of the global economy. This book presents the status of research on dangerous goods transport.
by Peter van Oosterom, Geo Information For Disaster Management Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geo Information For Disaster Management books, Geo-information technology can be of considerable use in disaster management, but with considerable challenge in integrating systems, interoperability and reliability. This book provides a broad overview of geo-information technology, software, systems needed, currently used and to be developed for disaster management. The text invites discussion on systems and requirements for use of geo-information under time and stress constraints and unfamiliar situations, environments and circumstances.