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Mobile Response [electronic resource] :First International Workshop on Mobile Information Technology for Emergency Response, Mobile Response 2007, Sankt Augustin, Germany, February 22-23, 2007, Revised Selected Papers /

Contributor(s): Löffler, Jobst [editor.] | Klann, Markus [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 4458Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.Description: X, 163 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540756682.Subject(s): Computer science | Computers | Database management | Information storage and retrieval | Multimedia information systems | Electrical engineering | Computer Science | Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) | Communications Engineering, Networks | Theory of Computation | Information Storage and Retrieval | Multimedia Information Systems | Database ManagementOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Keynote Presentation -- Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management -- Medical Services -- Aspects of Anatomical and Chronological Sequence Diagrams in Software-Supported Emergency Care Patient Report Forms -- Mobile Devices in Emergency Medical Services: User Evaluation of a PDA-Based Interface for Ambulance Run Reporting -- Feasible Hardware Setups for Emergency Reporting Systems -- Team Support -- Supporting Implicit Coordination Between Distributed Teams in Disaster Management -- AMIRA: Advanced Multi-modal Intelligence for Remote Assistance -- SaR Resource Management Based on Description Logics -- Geospatial Information -- Adding Space to Location in Mobile Emergency Response Technologies -- Intelligent Cartographic Presentations for Emergency Situations -- Hybrid Radio Frequency Identification System for Use in Disaster Relief as Positioning Source and Emergency Message Boards -- Wearable Computing -- Managing Catastrophic Events by Wearable Mobile Systems -- Towards the Integration of Real-Time Real-World Data in Urban Search and Rescue Simulation -- Playing with Fire: User-Centered Design of Wearable Computing for Emergency Response -- Communication Technology -- Improving Communication for Mobile Devices in Disaster Response -- Robust Audio Indexing and Keyword Retrieval Optimized for the Rescue Operation Domain -- Extending the Fire Dispatch System into the Mobile Domain -- Recalling Resilient Actions During Emergency Response.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: The interest in mobile information technology for emergency response (ER) comes from the simple fact that an important part of this work is done in the ?eld. With little or no infrastructure to rely on, ER operatives have to make do with the tools they bring along. Of course, ER organizations build, invest in and do rely on infrastructure for their operations and this includes sophisticated stationary information technology. The systems used for dispatching ER units are a good example for this. While such systems are very important to support strategic planning and decision making, the e?ects of emergency response work eventuallyhaveto be createdonsite. And this includes bothobtaining the inf- mation required for taking informed decisions as well as implementing decisions through targeted actions in the ?eld. All of this is of course not new. The tra- o? between responding quickly with the available resources to the situation at hand and responding with more deliberation to strategic goals and constraints is not inherent to the use of information technology but to responding to em- gencies in general. What is new is that current and foreseeable innovations in mobile information technology have the potential to o?er substantially better support for emergency response ?eld work, resulting in better solutions for this trade-o?. By providing better gathering, communication and processing of re- vant informationbetweenall actorsinvolved,we believe that mobile information technology can be a valuable tool in the hands of ER professionals to increase the speed, precision, e?ciency and e?ectiveness of their operations.
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Keynote Presentation -- Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management -- Medical Services -- Aspects of Anatomical and Chronological Sequence Diagrams in Software-Supported Emergency Care Patient Report Forms -- Mobile Devices in Emergency Medical Services: User Evaluation of a PDA-Based Interface for Ambulance Run Reporting -- Feasible Hardware Setups for Emergency Reporting Systems -- Team Support -- Supporting Implicit Coordination Between Distributed Teams in Disaster Management -- AMIRA: Advanced Multi-modal Intelligence for Remote Assistance -- SaR Resource Management Based on Description Logics -- Geospatial Information -- Adding Space to Location in Mobile Emergency Response Technologies -- Intelligent Cartographic Presentations for Emergency Situations -- Hybrid Radio Frequency Identification System for Use in Disaster Relief as Positioning Source and Emergency Message Boards -- Wearable Computing -- Managing Catastrophic Events by Wearable Mobile Systems -- Towards the Integration of Real-Time Real-World Data in Urban Search and Rescue Simulation -- Playing with Fire: User-Centered Design of Wearable Computing for Emergency Response -- Communication Technology -- Improving Communication for Mobile Devices in Disaster Response -- Robust Audio Indexing and Keyword Retrieval Optimized for the Rescue Operation Domain -- Extending the Fire Dispatch System into the Mobile Domain -- Recalling Resilient Actions During Emergency Response.

The interest in mobile information technology for emergency response (ER) comes from the simple fact that an important part of this work is done in the ?eld. With little or no infrastructure to rely on, ER operatives have to make do with the tools they bring along. Of course, ER organizations build, invest in and do rely on infrastructure for their operations and this includes sophisticated stationary information technology. The systems used for dispatching ER units are a good example for this. While such systems are very important to support strategic planning and decision making, the e?ects of emergency response work eventuallyhaveto be createdonsite. And this includes bothobtaining the inf- mation required for taking informed decisions as well as implementing decisions through targeted actions in the ?eld. All of this is of course not new. The tra- o? between responding quickly with the available resources to the situation at hand and responding with more deliberation to strategic goals and constraints is not inherent to the use of information technology but to responding to em- gencies in general. What is new is that current and foreseeable innovations in mobile information technology have the potential to o?er substantially better support for emergency response ?eld work, resulting in better solutions for this trade-o?. By providing better gathering, communication and processing of re- vant informationbetweenall actorsinvolved,we believe that mobile information technology can be a valuable tool in the hands of ER professionals to increase the speed, precision, e?ciency and e?ectiveness of their operations.

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