Uses of New Technologies in Disaster Science

Monday, 16 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC39 Sociology of Disasters (host committee)

Language: English

The session is devoted to research on the new technologies that have been made possible by the contemporary merging of personal computer and the WWW (C--WWW) and how they are impacting the disaster science field.

We welcome monographs, among others, on:

 a. Agent-based and other computer simulation platforms

b. C--WWW technologies impacting response activities, such as warning systems and coordination of multiple actors before and during field operations

c. C--WWW technologies allowing for the pre-positioning and appropriate use of resources in disaster operations

d. C--WWW technologies impacting the new warning systems related to hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, and volcanos.

Manuscripts are more likely to be accepted for inclusion in the session if their authors include information on how the technology is (or could be) used, how its validity has been established, and what are the limitations to their use.

Session Organizer:
Benigno AGUIRRE, Disaster Research Center US, USA
Benigno AGUIRRE, Disaster Research Center US, USA
Oral Presentations
Agent-Based Models for Megacities and Social Networks in Disaster
Annetta BURGER, George Mason University, USA; Talha OZ, George Mason University, USA; Xiaoyi YUAN, George Mason University, USA; Andrew CROOKS, George Mason University, USA; William KENNEDY, George Mason University, USA
Perceptions and Reactions to Tornado Warning Polygons: Would a Gradient Polygon be Useful?
Ihnji JON, University of Washington, USA; Shih-Kai HUANG, Jacksonville State University, USA; Michael LINDELL, University of Washington, USA; Hao-Che (Tristan) WU, Oklahoma State University, USA