NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - IT Means and Tools

Editors: Teodorescu, H.-N., Kirschenbaum, A., Cojocaru, S., Bruderlein, C. (Eds.)

  • First volume dedicated to almost all aspects of IT use in the various phases of increasing the resilience of societies facing disasters
  • Application topics balanced by chapters on methods and fundamentals
  • Offers interdisciplinary viewpoints on the use of computer technology in disaster mitigation
  • Includes novel approaches and recommendations for enhancing the resilience
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The focus of this volume is comprised of the fundamentals, models, and information technologies (IT) methods and tools for disaster prediction and mitigation. A more detailed list of topics includes mathematical and computational modeling of processes leading to or producing disasters, modeling of disaster effects, IT means for disaster mitigation, including data mining tools, knowledge-based and expert systems for use in disaster circumstances, GIS-based systems for disaster prevention and mitigation and equipment for disaster-prone areas. A specific type or class of disasters (natural or human-made), however will not be part of the main focus of this work. Instead, this book was conceived to offer a comprehensive, integrative view on disasters, seeking to determine what various disasters have in common. Because disaster resilience and mitigation involve humans, societies and cultures, not only technologies and economic models, special attention was paid in this volume to gain a comprehensive view on these issues, as a foundation of the IT tool design.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Survey of IC&T in Disaster Mitigation and Disaster Situation Management

    Teodorescu, Horia-Nicolai L.

    Pages 3-21

  • Organizations Under Siege: Innovative Adaptive Behaviors in Work Organizations

    Kirschenbaum, Alan (Avi) (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

  • Risk Perception and Communication

    Bouder, Frederic

    Pages 45-62

  • Establishing Social Resilience with (Public-Private Partnership)-Based BCM (Business Continuity Management)

    Watanabe, Kenji

    Pages 63-72

  • A Model for the Spatio-temporal Distribution of Population using Country-Wide Statistical Data and Its Application to the Estimation of Human Exposure to Disasters

    Himoto, Keisuke (et al.)

    Pages 73-87

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eBook $89.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9135-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9138-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation - IT Means and Tools
Editors
  • Horia-Nicolai Teodorescu
  • Alan Kirschenbaum
  • Svetlana Cojocaru
  • Claude Bruderlein
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9136-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9136-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9135-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-9138-0
Series ISSN
1874-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 344
Number of Illustrations and Tables
110 b/w illustrations
Topics