Sustaining life during the early stages of disaster relief with a frugal information system: Learning from the great east Japan earthquake

Mihoko Sakurai, Richard T. Watson, Chon Abraham, Jiro Kokuryo

研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Important lessons for responding to a large-scale disaster can be gleaned from the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami. The failure of the electrical power system and the resultant loss of information communication and processing capability severely constrained the recovery work of many municipalities. It was difficult for supporting organizations to collect and share information. A frugal Information System (IS) designed around the four U-constructs is suggested as a solution to handle the early stages of disaster relief. This paper focuses on the most frequently available device, the cellular phone, as the foundation for a frugal IS for disaster relief. Familiar and available tools place minimal stress on an already stressed system.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルInternational Telecommunication Union - Proceedings of the 2013 ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルBuilding Sustainable Communities, K 2013
ページ7-12
ページ数6
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 8 14
イベント2013 5th International Telecommunication Union Kaleidoscope Academic Conference: Building Sustainable Communities, K 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
継続期間: 2013 4 222013 4 24

出版物シリーズ

名前International Telecommunication Union - Proceedings of the 2013 ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conference: Building Sustainable Communities, K 2013

Other

Other2013 5th International Telecommunication Union Kaleidoscope Academic Conference: Building Sustainable Communities, K 2013
国/地域Japan
CityKyoto
Period13/4/2213/4/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境

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