liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Hastily Formed Networks for Disaster Response: Technical Heterogeneity and Virtual Pockets of Local Order
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Technology and Social Change. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (TEVS)
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, RTSLAB - Real-Time Systems Laboratory. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2009 (English)In: Proceeding of the 6th International ISCRAM Conference – Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2009. J. Landgren and S. Jul, eds., ISCRAM , 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As natural and man-made disasters become increasingly common, ensuring effective disaster response, mitigation and recovery is growing into a high-priority task for governments and administrations globally. This paper describes the challenges of collaboration within multi-organisational hastily formed networks for post-disaster response, which are increasingly relying on emerging ICT infrastructures for communication and cooperation. We present an interdisciplinary analysis of the conditions for establishing an effective mutual conversation space for involved stakeholders, and how the development of socio-technological systems affects cognitive and behavioural aspects such as established communities of practice and virtual pockets of local order.

Our observations thus far suggest that some of the key issues are overcoming organisational and cultural heterogeneity, and finding solutions for technical interoperability, to ensure effective, pervasive and sustainable information exchange within and between organisations participating in hastily formed networks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISCRAM , 2009.
Keyword [en]
Technical Heterogeneity and Virtual Pockets of Local Order
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21138ISBN: 978-91-633-4715-3OAI: diva2:240731
Hastily formed networks with heterogeneous users
Available from: 2009-09-29 Created: 2009-09-29 Last updated: 2015-05-28

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Törnqvist, EvaNadjm-Tehrani, Simin
By organisation
Technology and Social ChangeFaculty of Arts and SciencesRTSLAB - Real-Time Systems LaboratoryThe Institute of Technology
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 38 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link