Web-based multi-user distributed and collaborative environment supporting emergency and relief activities

Chapter Title

Web-based multi-user distributed and collaborative environment supporting emergency and relief activities

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Mechanical Engineering Department

Description

This chapter presents the conceptual development, design requirements and functional descriptions of a team based multi-user, web-based and global telecooperative system as a new multidisciplinary collaborative paradigm. This system uses as a foundation the distributed and collaborative intelligent environment (DCIE) developed by the author. Distance, time, and distribution are the main attributes of the telecooperative system and its applications. The developed system aims to carry out cooperative plans and processes over geographically distributed locations that lead to make well-informed decisions, better utilization of resources, enhance safety and reduce cost. In addition, this article foresees the role of Internet, information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support and enhance emergency management and relief activities in relation to natural and human made disasters, and human assistance activities. As an example of human made disasters, landmine disaster and humanitarian demining needs are introduced, and the core collaborative functional requirements are presented to support the integration of wide range of humanitarian demining activities, cooperation and coordination between all relevant parties at global, regional and local levels. © 2011, IGI Global.

Publication Date

12-1-2010

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Technology for Facilitating Humanity and Combating Social Deviations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Editors

Miguel Vargas Martin; Miguel A Garcia-Ruiz; Arthur Edwards

ISBN

9781609600945

Publisher

IGI Global

City

Hershey, PA

First Page

151

Last Page

171

Web-based multi-user distributed and collaborative environment supporting emergency and relief activities

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