Third Revolution Digital Technology in Disaster Early Warning

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Abstract

Networking societies with electronic based technologies can change social morphology, where key social structures and activities are organized around electronically processed information networks. The application of information and communications technologies (ICT) has been shown to have a positive impact across the emergency or disaster lifecycle. For example, utility of mobile, internet and social network technology, commercial and amateur radio networks, television and video networks and open access technologies for processing data and distributing information can be highlighted. Early warning is the key function during an emergency. Early warning system is an interrelated set of hazard warning, risk assessment, communication and preparedness activities that enable individuals, communities, businesses and others to take timely action to reduce their risks. Third revolution digital technology with semantic features such as standard protocols can facilitate standard data exchange
therefore proactive decision making. As a result, people belong to any given hierarchy can access the information simultaneously and make decisions on their own challenging the traditional power relations. Within this context, this paper attempts to explore the use of third revolution digital technology for improving early warning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management ICSECM
Pages68-76
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2015
Event6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management: "Capacity Building for Development" - Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Duration: 11 Dec 201514 Dec 2015
Conference number: 6
http://www.icsecm.org/2015/ (Link to Conference Website)

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Conference6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management
Abbreviated titleICSECM 2015
CountrySri Lanka
CityKandy
Period11/12/1514/12/15
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Disasters
Television networks
Communication
Alarm systems
Risk assessment
Hazards
Decision making
Semantics
Internet
Network protocols
Industry

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De Silva, K., Amaratunga, D., & Haigh, R. (2015). Third Revolution Digital Technology in Disaster Early Warning. In  Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management ICSECM (pp. 68-76)
De Silva, Kushani ; Amaratunga, Dilanthi ; Haigh, Richard. / Third Revolution Digital Technology in Disaster Early Warning.  Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management ICSECM. 2015. pp. 68-76
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Third Revolution Digital Technology in Disaster Early Warning. / De Silva, Kushani; Amaratunga, Dilanthi; Haigh, Richard.

 Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management ICSECM. 2015. p. 68-76.

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