Authors: Amjad Z. Alharbi; Heba T. Omaier; Maha F. Alotaibi
Addresses: Department of Information Technology, College of Computer, Qassim University, Buraydah 51452, Saudi Arabia ' Department of Information Technology, College of Computer, Qassim University, Buraydah 51452, Saudi Arabia ' Department of Information Technology, College of Computer, Qassim University, Buraydah 51452, Saudi Arabia
Abstract: Nowadays, there are numerous catastrophic events, which affect a large number of people in the world including crises, fires, floods, road accidents, earthquakes, and terrorist attacks. The majority of public people use mobile and internet all day long. From the literature review, we found that the coordination between agencies in emergency responses is not satisfactory. Different emergency organisations should share different types of resources such as information, equipment, vehicles, etc. For that reason, the emergency response teams need to use an effective coordination framework to mitigate the results of any emergencies such as loss of life. Under these circumstances, respondents, emergency services, and volunteers work hard to communicate and divide resources among themselves. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the coordination in emergency response with mobile techniques, by developing a flexible and dynamic mobile platform which offers tracking mechanism and information management.
Keywords: emergency response; coordination; emergency organisations; mobile application platform; tracking mechanism; dynamic platform; flexible platform; information management.
International Journal of Data Science, 2020 Vol.5 No.2, pp.132 - 142
Received: 25 Apr 2020
Accepted: 06 Jul 2020
Published online: 11 Dec 2020 *