Mobile Response

First International Workshop on Mobile Information Technology for Emergency Response, Mobile Response 2007, Sankt Augustin, Germany, February 22-23, 2007, Revised Selected Papers

  • Editors
  • Jobst Löffler
  • Markus Klann
Conference proceedings Mobile Response 2007

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4458)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote Presentation

  3. Medical Services

  4. Team Support

    1. Chris Baber, James Cross, Paul Smith, Dengel Robinson
      Pages 39-50
    2. Jens Pottebaum, Stasinos Konstantopoulos, Rainer Koch, Georgios Paliouras
      Pages 61-70
  5. Geospatial Information

    1. Peter Fröhlich, Rainer Simon, Christian Kaufmann
      Pages 71-76
    2. Vera Hernández Ernst, Mark Ostrovskii
      Pages 77-84
    3. Osamu Takizawa, Akihiro Shibayama, Masafumi Hosokawa, Ken’ichi Takanashi, Masahiro Murakami, Yoshiaki Hisada et al.
      Pages 85-94
  6. Wearable Computing

    1. Annalisa Bonfiglio, Nicola Carbonaro, Cyril Chuzel, Davide Curone, Gabriela Dudnik, Fabio Germagnoli et al.
      Pages 95-105
  7. Communication Technology

    1. Patricia Gómez Bello, Ignacio Aedo, Fausto Sainz, Paloma Díaz, Jennifer Munnelly, Siobhán Clarke
      Pages 126-134
    2. Daniel Schneider, Thomas Winkler, Jobst Löffler, Jochen Schon
      Pages 135-142
    3. Andreas Meissner, Ralf Eck
      Pages 143-152
    4. Marcelo Índio dos Reis, Marcos R. S. Borges, José Orlando Gomes
      Pages 153-162
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The interest in mobile information technology for emergency response (ER) comes from the simple fact that an important part of this work is done in the ?eld. With little or no infrastructure to rely on, ER operatives have to make do with the tools they bring along. Of course, ER organizations build, invest in and do rely on infrastructure for their operations and this includes sophisticated stationary information technology. The systems used for dispatching ER units are a good example for this. While such systems are very important to support strategic planning and decision making, the e?ects of emergency response work eventuallyhaveto be createdonsite. And this includes bothobtaining the inf- mation required for taking informed decisions as well as implementing decisions through targeted actions in the ?eld. All of this is of course not new. The tra- o? between responding quickly with the available resources to the situation at hand and responding with more deliberation to strategic goals and constraints is not inherent to the use of information technology but to responding to em- gencies in general. What is new is that current and foreseeable innovations in mobile information technology have the potential to o?er substantially better support for emergency response ?eld work, resulting in better solutions for this trade-o?. By providing better gathering, communication and processing of re- vant informationbetweenall actorsinvolved,we believe that mobile information technology can be a valuable tool in the hands of ER professionals to increase the speed, precision, e?ciency and e?ectiveness of their operations.


DOM GIS Hardware Simulation ad-hoc networks audio indexing collaborative technology crisis taxonomy decision support emergency response emergency systems geospatial information information visualization knowledge representation location awareness

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-75667-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-75668-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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