Information technology for Enhancing Disaster Management

Responding to natural or man-made disasters, in a timely and effective manner, can reduce deaths and injuries as well as economic losses. Predicated on the assumption that better information leads to efficient decision-making and more effective performance of crisis response, research projects applying advanced information technology solutions to the crisis management field have emerged. This paper provides an overview of most recent projects, in this area, all over the world. Furthermore, the study highlights that using scalable and robust IT solutions can drastically facilitate access to the right information, by the right individuals and organizations, at the right time.
Disaster management systems, Information technology, Wireless communications, Information management