A Framework for Designing a Global Information Network for Multinational Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief

A Framework for Designing a Global Information Network for Multinational Humanitarian... Large-scale Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations, particularly in developing countries, require the intervention and aid of various agencies from all over the world in a concerted and timely manner. As a result, HA/DR operations involve dynamic information exchange, planning, coordination and above all negotiation. Although a number of studies have reported the benefits of using information and communication technologies to support negotiation activities, it remains unclear how such technologies could be adapted to large-scale HA/DR operations. This paper examines negotiational issues involved in a multinational HA/DR environment and presents a framework that would help in developing a Global Information Network (GIN). The proposed framework can be used to assess and characterize individual disaster situations so that the GIN functional and design requirements can be accurately identified early. Future implications to GIN architecture are also discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Systems Frontiers Springer Journals

A Framework for Designing a Global Information Network for Multinational Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Business and Management; IT in Business; Management of Computing and Information Systems; Systems Theory, Control; Operation Research/Decision Theory
ISSN
1387-3326
eISSN
1572-9419
DOI
10.1023/A:1010074210709
Publisher site
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Abstract

Large-scale Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HA/DR) operations, particularly in developing countries, require the intervention and aid of various agencies from all over the world in a concerted and timely manner. As a result, HA/DR operations involve dynamic information exchange, planning, coordination and above all negotiation. Although a number of studies have reported the benefits of using information and communication technologies to support negotiation activities, it remains unclear how such technologies could be adapted to large-scale HA/DR operations. This paper examines negotiational issues involved in a multinational HA/DR environment and presents a framework that would help in developing a Global Information Network (GIN). The proposed framework can be used to assess and characterize individual disaster situations so that the GIN functional and design requirements can be accurately identified early. Future implications to GIN architecture are also discussed.

Journal

Information Systems FrontiersSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 30, 2004

References

  • Simulation of a crisis management information network: a serendipitous evaluation
    Belardo, S; Pazer, HL; Wallace, WA; Danko, WD.
  • Processes and Consequences of International Negotiations
    Druckman, D.

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