Hastily Formed Networks for Disaster Response: Technical Heterogeneity and Virtual Pockets of Local Order
2009 (English)In: Proceeding of the 6th International ISCRAM Conference – Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2009. J. Landgren and S. Jul, eds., ISCRAM , 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
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.
Technical Heterogeneity and Virtual Pockets of Local Order
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21138ISBN: 978-91-633-4715-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-21138DiVA: diva2:240731
ProjectsHastily formed networks with heterogeneous users