ISCRAM2006 CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

 

 

SUNDAY SYMPOSIUM, MAY 14 2006

 

 

 

 Position and Research in Progress Papers

Chair: Roxanne Hiltz (NJIT, USA)

 

 

 

 

SIGAME: Web-based System for Resources Management on Emergencies

1

L. Montells, S. Montero, P. Diaz, I. Aedo, J. de Castro

 

 

 

Developing Adaptive User Interfaces Using a Game-Based Simulation Environment

6

G. te Brake, T. de Greef, J. Lindenberg, J. Rypkema and N. Smets

 

 

 

VISTA - A Visualization Analysis Tool for Humanitarian Situational Awareness

11

 D. King

 

 

 

The Moving Digital Earth (MDE) for Monitoring of Forthcoming Disasters

17

V. Klenov

 

 

 

Crisis Detection in Enterprises based on AHP with Clustering

24

Y. Song

 

 

 

 
WORKSHOP ON FUTURE COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Chairs: B.S. Manoj and A. Hubenko Baker (UCSD, USA)

 

 

 

 

Challenges in Using of Distributed Wireless Mesh Networks in Emergency Response

30

B. Braunstein, T. Trimble, R. Mishra, B.S. Manoj, L. Lenert, and R.R. Rao

 

 

 

Observation of Katrina/Rita Groove Deployment: Addressing Social and Communication Challenges of Ephemeral Groups

39

S. Farnham, E.R. Pedersen and R. Kirkpatrick

 

 

 

Community based cost effective Early Warning Dissemination Network (EWDN)

50

S.H.M. Fakhruddin

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MONDAY, MAY 15 2006

 

 

KEYNOTE

Citywide IT Preparedness for Critical Events: Accomplishments and Challenges

 

Gino Menchini, Chief Information Officer and Commissioner Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, City of New York, USA.

52

 

 

 

 

 
SESSION 1 – TRACK 1: REQUIREMENTS FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSEMS

Chair: Paul Burghardt (DECIS, the Netherlands)

 

 

 

 

Exploring Protocols for Multidisciplinary Disaster Response Using Adaptive Workflow Simulation

53

G. Bruinsma and R. de Hoog

 

 

 

Availability of Technologies versus Capabilities of Users

66

H. Zimmermann

 

 

 

Foundations for Designing Global Emergency Response Systems (ERS)

72

T. Bui and S. Sankaran

 

 

 

 
SESSION 1 – TRACK 2: COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Chairs: B.S. Manoj and A. Hubenko Baker (UCSD, USA)

 

 

 

 

Emotion Detection from Speech Signals and its Applications in Supporting Enhanced QoS  in Emergency Response

82

R. Hegde, B.S. Manoj, B.D. Rao and R.R. Rao

 

 

 

MIKoBOS – A Mobile Information and Communication System for Emergency Response

92

A. Meissner, Z. Wang, W. Putz and J. Grimmer

 

 

 

An Enhanced VoIP Emergency Services Prototype

102

J.Y. Kim, W. Song and H. Schulzrinne

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION 1 – TRACK 3: INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEMS WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT

Chairs: Allen Milewski and Jiacun Wang (Monmouth University, USA)

 

 

 

 

Precise Yet Flexible Specification of Emergency Resolution Procedures

110

M. Llavador, P. Letelier, C. Penandés, J. H. Canós, M. Borges, and C. Solis

 

 

 

m-ARCE: Designing an Ubiquitous Mobile Office for Disaster Mitigation, Services and Configuration

121

P. Gomez Bello, I. Aedo, F. Sainz, P. Diaz, and J. de Castro.

 

 

 

Incident Command System Workflow Modeling and Analysis: A Case Study

127

J. Wang, D. Rosca, W. Tepfenhart, and A. Milewski

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 1: PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEMS
Chairs: Art Botterell (USA), Ronja Addams-Moring and Mikko Sarela (HUT, Finland)

 

 

 

 

Challenges for Warning Populations with Sensory Disabilities

137

M. Brooks

 

 

 

An Internet Public Alerting System: A Canadian Experience

141

N. Seddigh, B. Nandy and J. Lambadaris

 

 

 

Comparing Cell Broadcast and Text Messaging for Citizens Warning

147

S. Sillem and E. Wiersma

 

 

 

Design Criteria for Public Emergency Warning Systems

154

M. McGinley, A. Turk and D. Bennett

 

 

 

Mobile Emergency Announcements with Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)

164

Y.Raivio and R. Addams-Moring

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 2: COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Chairs: B.S. Manoj and A. Hubenko Baker (UCSD, USA)

 

 

 

 

Emergency Communication Challenges and Privacy

172

R.B. Dilmaghani, B.S. Manoj and R.R. Rao

 

 

 

Issues in the Development of a Mobile Based Communications Platform for the Swedish Police Force and Appointed Security Guards

181

B. Andersson and J. Hedman

 

 

 

Coordinating (Shared) Perspectives in Robot Assisted Search & Rescue

188

M. Voshell and A. H.J. Oomes

 

 

 

Development and Assessment of the STATPack™ Emergency Response System

197

N. Johnson and A. Fruhling

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 3: COMMAND AND CONTROL

Chair: M. Chumer (NJIT, USA)

 

 

 

 

Effective and Efficient Coordination Strategies for Agile Crisis Response Organizations

202

J.B. van Veelen,  P.P.A. Storms and C.J. van Aart

 

 

 

Personalized Situation Aware Information Retrieval and Access for Crisis Response

214

N. Chen and A. Dahanayake

 

 

 

A Critical Thinking Environment for Crisis Response

223

J.G.M. van de Ven and M. Neef

 

 

 

Automated Support for Dynamic Information Distribution in Incident Management

230

N. Netten and M. van Someren

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 16 2006

 

 

KEYNOTE

A tale of two cities: Banda Aceh, New Orleans, and Humanitarian Operations

 

Paul Currion, Humanitarian Consultant

238

 

 

 
SESSION 1 – TRACK 1: SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Chair: Peter Otto (Dowling College, USA)

 

 

 

 

Modeling Risk Dynamics in e-Operations Transitions

239

E. Rich

 

 

 

IS Capability for Incident Management and the DERMIS Design Premises

251

G. Van Den Eede, W. Muhren, R. Smals and B. Van de Walle

 

 

 

A Theoretical Evaluation of Information Processing Resources During Organizational Crisis

262

P. Otto and S. Belardo

 

 

 

 
SESSION 1 – TRACK 2: MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Chair: F. Fiedrich (George Washington University, USA)

 

 

 

 

Using I-X Process Panels as Intelligent To-Do Lists for Agent Coordination in Emergency Response

272

S. Potter, A. Tate and G. Wickler

 

 

 

WIPER: A Multi-Agent System for Emergency Response

282

T. Schoenharl, G. Madey, G. Szabó and A.-L. Barabási

 

 

 

Intelligent Systems for Exploring Dynamic Crisis Environments

288

B. Tatomir, L. Rothkrantz and M. Popa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION 1 – TRACK 3: HUMAN FACTORS IN MULTI-AGENCY CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Chair: Elizabeth Carver (BAE Systems, UK)

 

 

 

 

Emergency Services Enterprise Framework: A Service Oriented Approach

298

S. Dwarkanath and M. Daconta

 

 

 

Disaster Forensics: Leveraging Crisis Information Systems for Social Science

305

M.L. Moss and A.M. Townsend

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 1: ISCRAM SESSION
Chair: Bartel Van de Walle (Tilburg University, the Netherlands)

 

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 2: MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Chair: F. Fiedrich (the George Washington University, USA)

 

 

 

 

Situation-Aware Multi-Agent System for Disaster Relief Operations Management

313

G. Jakobson, N. Parameswaran, J. Buford, L. Lewis and P. Ray

 

 

 

Data Integration Potentiometer in DERMIS

326

E. Rohn

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 3: VISUALIZATION IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Chair: Erika Darling (The MITRE Corporation, USA)

 

 

 

 

Emergency Data Analysis via Semantic Lensing

334

A. Burgman, N.Kalghatgi, E. Darling, C. Newbern, K.Recktenwald, S. Chin and H. Kong

 

 

 

Modeling Multi-Hazard Disaster Reduction Strategies with Computer-Aided Morphological Analysis

339

T. Ritchey

 

 

 

A Distributed Spatiotemporal Cognition Approach to Visualization in Support of Coordinated Group Activity

347

B. Tomaszewski and A.M. MacEachren 

 

 

 

 
SESSION 3 – TRACK 1: RESEARCH METHODS IN CRISIS DECISION MAKING

Chair: D. Mendonca (NJIT, USA)

 

 

 

 

A Service Elicitation Process for Crisis Management Technologies

352

J.H. Appelman, E.A.M. van de Kar, M. Hengst-Bruggeling, J. van de Ven and P. Burghardt

 

 

 

Developing Performance Measures as Part of an Integrated Approach to Conservation Management of Cultural Heritage Assets

362

J. Hutchings

 

 

 

Distributed Perception Networks for Crisis Management

376

M. Maris and G. Pavlin

 

 

 

Information Technology (IT) and Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies for Emergency Response

382

R. Zimmerman and C.E. Restrepo

 

 

 

Emergency Scenario User Perspective in Public Safety Communication Systems

386

D. Berrouard, K. Cziner and A. Boukalov

 

 

 

 
SESSION 3 – TRACK 2: REAL-TIME ALERTS FOR EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMI

Chair: M. Wyss (WAPMERR, Switzerland)

 

 

 

 

The Kashmir M7.6 Shock of 8 October 2005 Calibrates Estimates of Losses in Future Himalayan Earthquakes

397

M. Wyss

 

 

 

Rapid Post-Earthquake Information and Assessment Tools from the US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center

402

P.S. Earle and D.J. Wald

 

 

 

Modelling Disaster Impact for the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

409

T. De Groeve, L. Vernaccini, and A. Annunziato

 

 

 

A Region-Specific Prognostic Model of Post-Earthquake International Attention

418

D.P. Eriksson

 

 

 

 
SESSION 3 – TRACK 3: COMMUNITIES IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Chair: W. Schafer (Penn State University, USA)

 

 

 

 

Modeling Emergency Response Communities Using RBAC Principles

426

I. Aedo, D. Sanz, P. Diaz and J. de Castro

 

 

 

Public Health Crisis Management: Community Level Roles and Communication Options

435

E. Avery Gomez, K. Passerini and K. Hare

 

 

 

Integrated Criminal Justice System Design: Selecting an Appropriate Governance Structure

444

M. Tyworth and S. Sawyer

 

 

 

Virtual Emergency Preparedness Gaming: A Follow-up Study

450

A. Hendela, X. Yao, M. Turoff, R. Hiltz and M. Chumer

 


 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 2006

 

 

KEYNOTE

Resolving Resilience: Emergency Management, Risks, and Information Management in New Zealand

 

Peter Wood, Emergency Management Planner, Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, New Zealand.

460

 

 

 
SESSION 1 – TRACK 1: Military and Civil Information Systems for Emergency Preparedness

Chair: Tim Grant (Netherlands Defense Academy, the Netherlands)

 

 

 

 

Communication and Information System for Disaster Relief Operations

461

K. Mertens and W. Mees

 

 

 

Command and Control (C2): Adapting the Distributed Military Model for Emergency Response and Emergency Management

465

M. Chumer and M. Turoff

 

 

 

Emergency Planning as a Continuous Game

477

M. Turoff, M. Chumer and S.R. Hiltz

 

 

 

 

 

 
SESSION 1 – TRACK 2: DESIGN AND STANDARDS IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Chairs: J. Fedorowicz (Bentley College, USA) and V. Kirova (NJIT, USA)

 

 

 

 

The Role Transferability in Emergency Management Systems

487

H. Zhu and M. Zhou

 

 

 

The Common Alerting Protocol: An Open Standard for Alerting, Warning and Notification

497

A. Botterell

 

 

 

Topology Based Infrastructure for Crisis Situations

504

P. Klapwijk and L.J.M. Rothkrantz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION 1 – TRACK 3: STAKEHOLDER COORDINATION FOR CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Chairs: Julie Dugdale (France)

 

 

 

 

Stakeholder Perceptions and Standards for Information Security Risks: a Case Study at a Dutch Health Care Organization

513

B. Van de Walle, R. Spanjers and D. de Wit

 

 

 

 

 

StakeS-holder Management and Crisis Resilience. A Case Study in a Public Transportation Company

528

A. Acquier, S.Gand and M. Szpirglas

 

 

 

Improving Resilience of Organizations by Increasing Mutual Knowledge of Stakeholders

540

J.-L. Wybo

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 1: Emergency Response Reachback: Cases, Concepts, Processes, and Tools
Chairs: S.R. Haynes (Penn State University, USA)

 

 

 

 

When Experts or Models Disagree

547

S. French, E. Carter and C. Niculae

 

 

 

Reachback in Crisis Management: Lessons Learned from the Military Domain

554

J. Rypkema, G. te Brake and M. van der Lee

 

 

 

A Real-Time Role-Playing Exercise as a Methodology to Support Command and Control Research

559

J. Trnka and J. Jenvald

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 2: PERSONAL AREA NETWORKS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Chair: Susan McGrath (Dartmouth College, USA)

 

 

 

 

Electronic Disease Reporting & Management

569

T.J. Terry

 

 

 

Applications for Emergency Medical Services

579

M. Gaynor, R. Messer, D. Myung and  S. Moulton

 

 

 

ARTEMIS Personal Area Networks for Emergency Remote Triage and Information Management

592

R.E. Carella and S.P. McGrath

 

 

 

 
SESSION 2 – TRACK 3: EXPLORING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT IN CRISIS RESPONSE

Chair: M. Jennex (San Diego State University, USA)

 

 

 

 

A Case-Based Knowledge Management System for Disaster Management: Fundamental Concepts

598

S. Otim

 

 

 

A Framework to Evaluate How Management Games Improve Knowledge Management Effectiveness

605

M. Smits and B. Van de Walle

 

 

 

Knowledge Management Systems Developed For Hurricane Katrina Response

615

T. Murphy and M. E. Jennex