A Self-Organizing Information System Architecture for Disaster Management in Bangladesh

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This paper presents the idea of deploying a self-organizing architecture based on Geographic Information Systems for disaster management in Bangladesh as it is a very disaster prone country with cyclones, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes. Early warning, response to the particular situation and proper recovery are among the main focuses of an efficient disaster management system for such a country. The proposed self-organizing information system includes combination of accumulated data, detecting disaster events, spatial information systems, distributed automated decision and information propagation. Communication technologies such as the World-Wide-Web will be used for disseminating information concerning the spatial data infrastructure network. Our proposed system is a multi-layered architecture by defining common interfaces and requirements as well as concepts and algorithms. Our objective is to integrate the self-organizing network with geographic information systems to implement computer-supported disaster management for Bangladesh.


Keywords: Geographic Information Systems Self-Organizing Information System, Spatial Information Systems, Disaster Management Systems
Stream: Environmental Sustainability
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Md Russell Iqbal

PhD Student, Division of Information and Communication Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia

A PhD research student in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Sydney. Obtained Masters degree in Professional Ethics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 2003 and also obtained another Masters degree in Philosophy at Jahangirnagar University Bangladesh in 1990. Worked as an Academic faculty since 1993 to the date at Jahangirnagar University. The fields of interest for research includes Artificial intelligence, Cognitive sciences, 3D Virtual Reality Systems, and Professional Ethics.

Mahbub Hassan

PhD Student, Division of Information and Communication Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Currently a PhD research student in the Department of Computing at Macquarie University, Sydney. Obtained Masters degree in Computational Technologies from Tula State University, Russia in 2006. The fields of interest for research includes Wireless and Telecommunications, E-business, Signal Processing.

Dr. Manolya Kavakli

Senior Lecturer, Division of Information and Communication Sciences, Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Computing, Macquarie University. Previously she was the Acting Course Coordinator of Computer Science degree at the School of Information Technology, Charles Sturt University.
She started working on AI applications in design, following her graduation from the Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, in 1987. She was awarded a NATO Science Fellowship in 1996 with her postdoctoral research project in the Design Research Centre, University of Derby, UK. In 1998 she worked on sketch recognition as a postdoctoral fellow at the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition. Worked as an Associate Professor of Architectural Design, Faculty of Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey for 10 years.

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