Participatory radiation information monitoring with SNS after Fukushima

Yang Ishigaki, Yoshinori Matsumoto, Yutaka Matsuno, Kenji Tanaka

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Abstract

We developed a series of inexpensive but accurate mobile radiation detectors, which we named Pocket Geiger (POKEGA), to address the urgent desire of ordinary people to measure and share radiation levels in their milieus and to discuss the results of the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima, Japan. This action research reports on a new style of pragmatic model of radiation monitoring, which employs the features of Participatory Design and Participatory Sensing and adopts modern communication platforms such as crowd-funding, open source development, and Facebook. This paper proposes an interaction model between the project management body, and other inclusive corroborators, e.g., ordinary users and experts, and focuses on three development phases of the project: start-up phase, evaluation phase, and operation phase. This paper also considers a reliability assurance model on disaster information sharing between the citizen layer and the official layer by data sharing and discussion activities in the POKEGA community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsLeysia A. Palen, Tina Comes, Monika Buscher, Amanda Lee Hughes, Leysia A. Palen
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
ISBN (Electronic)9788271177881
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2015 - Kristiansand, Norway
Duration: 2015 May 242015 May 27

Publication series

NameISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Volume2015-January

Other

Other12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2015
CountryNorway
CityKristiansand
Period15/5/2415/5/27

Keywords

  • Facebook
  • Nuclear Disaster
  • Open source hardware
  • Social inclusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Ishigaki, Y., Matsumoto, Y., Matsuno, Y., & Tanaka, K. (2015). Participatory radiation information monitoring with SNS after Fukushima. In L. A. Palen, T. Comes, M. Buscher, A. L. Hughes, & L. A. Palen (Eds.), ISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management; Vol. 2015-January). Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.