Using social network analysis to explore issues of latency, connectivity, interoperability & sustainability in community disaster response

Zeno Franco, Syed Ahmed, Craig Kuziemsky, Paul Biedrzycki, Anne Kissack

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Abstract

Community-based disaster response is gaining attention in the United States because of major problems with domestic disaster recovery over the last decade. A social network analysis approach is used to illustrate how community-academic partnerships offer one way to leverage information about existing, mediated relationships with the community through trusted actors. These partnerships offer a platform that can be used to provide entré into communities that are often closed to outsiders, while also allowing greater access to community embedded physical assets and human resources, thus facilitated more culturally appropriate crisis response. Using existing, publically available information about funded community-academic partnerships in Wisconsin, USA, we show how social network analysis of these meta-organizations may provide critical information about both community vulnerabilities in disaster and assist in rapidly identifying these community resources in the aftermath of a crisis event that may provide utility for boundary spanning crisis information systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsT. Comes, F. Fiedrich, S. Fortier, J. Geldermann, T. Müller
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe, Germany
PublisherKarlsruher Institut fur Technologie (KIT)
Pages896-900
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783923704804
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2013 - Baden-Baden, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201315 May 2013

Other

Other10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2013
CountryGermany
CityBaden-Baden
Period12/05/1315/05/13

Keywords

  • Boundary spanning
  • Community engagement
  • Data fusion
  • Social network analysis

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