Design of a resilient information system for disaster response

Mihoko Sakurai, Jiro Kokuryo

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Abstract

The devastating 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake made people aware of the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for sustaining life during and soon after a disaster. The difficulty in recovering information systems, because of the failure of ICT, hindered all recovery processes. The paper explores ways to make information systems resilient in disaster situations. Resilience is defined as quickly regaining essential capabilities to perform critical post disaster missions and to smoothly return to fully stable operations thereafter. From case studies and the literature, we propose that a frugal IS design that allows creative responses will make information systems resilient in disaster situations. A three-stage model based on a chronological sequence was employed in structuring the proposed design principles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication35th International Conference on Information Systems "Building a Better World Through Information Systems", ICIS 2014
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event35th International Conference on Information Systems: Building a Better World Through Information Systems, ICIS 2014 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2014 Dec 142014 Dec 17

Other

Other35th International Conference on Information Systems: Building a Better World Through Information Systems, ICIS 2014
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period14/12/1414/12/17

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Keywords

  • Disaster management
  • Frugal IS
  • Information systems design
  • Municipal governments
  • Resilient
  • Self-organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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Sakurai, M., & Kokuryo, J. (2014). Design of a resilient information system for disaster response. In 35th International Conference on Information Systems "Building a Better World Through Information Systems", ICIS 2014 Association for Information Systems.