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A smart disaster management system for future cities

Alazawi, Z, Alani, OY, Abdljabar, MB, Altowaijri, S and Mehmood, R 2014, 'A smart disaster management system for future cities' , in: Proceedings of the 2014 ACM international workshop on Wireless and mobile technologies for smart cities - WiMobCity '14 , ACM, New York, pp. 1-10.

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Smart cities have recently become the mainstream approaches for urbanisation. Environmental, social and economic sustainability, digital inclusion and high quality of life are considered important elements in smart cities design. Emergency response system and resilience are among the most crucial dimensions of smart and future cities design due to the increase in various disruptions caused by frequent manmade and natural disasters such as September 2001 and Philippines Typhoon Haiyan 2013. Disasters cause great economic and human losses each year throughout the world. Transportations and Telecommunications play a crucial role in disaster response and management. Our research is focused on developing emergency response systems for disasters of various scales with a focus on transportation systems. We have proposed and evaluated a disaster management system that uses Intelligent Transportation Systems including Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs), mobile and Cloud Computing technologies. In this paper, we report our recent work on two major evacuation strategies, Demand Strategies (DS) and Speed Strategies (SS), which provide better evacuation results in smart cities settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Publisher: ACM
ISBN: 9781450330367
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: OYK Alani
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 13:26
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 13:26

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