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A tool for the simulation of alert message propagation in the general population

: Hellriegel, Janine

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Erstellt am: 11.11.2014

Hiltz, Starr Roxanne (Ed.):
ISCRAM 2014, 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Conference Proceedings : Book of Papers, May 2014, Pennsylvania, USA
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-692-21194-6
International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) <11, 2014, University Park/Pa.>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer FOKUS ()

Informing and alerting the population in disaster situations is a challenging task. Numerous situational factors have to be considered, as well as the impact of a plethora of communication channels, and multiplication effects in the population. In order to optimize the alerting strategies and enhance alert planning, it would be beneficial to model the dissemination of alerts. In this paper, we present a general overview of an alert dissemination model as well as its prototypical implementation in a simulation software. The software takes situational parameters such as time of day and location into account and can even infer characteristics of the alerting infrastructure from geospatial information.