A Qualitative Analysis of the Early Warning Process in Disaster Management

Horita, F. E.A., Porto de Albuquerque, J. , Marchezini, V. and Mendiondo, E. M. (2016) A Qualitative Analysis of the Early Warning Process in Disaster Management. In: 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2016), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22-25 May 2016, ISBN 9788460879848

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Early warning systems are an important means of improving the efficiency of disaster response and preparedness. However, in its analysis of the technological aspects of the infrastructure, the literature has failed to carry out an investigation of early warning process. This paper has sought to take a step toward understanding this issue by carrying out a qualitative analysis of the early warning process in disaster management. This has involved participatory observations and conducting interviews with practitioners from the National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters (CEMADEN). The results have shown that this research area is a promising way of increasing efficiency and reducing the response time to warnings. This might be achieved by conducting a process analysis, which could provide evidence and information about bottlenecks or investigate the misuse of information systems or tasks by the players involved.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Porto de Albuquerque, Professor Joao
Authors: Horita, F. E.A., Porto de Albuquerque, J., Marchezini, V., and Mendiondo, E. M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
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