A Design Patterns Catalog for Web-Based Emergency Management Systems

  • Paloma Diaz
  • Pablo Acuña
  • Ignacio Aedo
  • Alessio Malizia
Conference paper


The design of domain specific information systems, like Emergency Management Systems, has to rely on the participation of experts with different backgrounds. Such multi-disciplinary process is often characterized by misunderstandings and communication problems. In this context, design patterns might be a useful tool to communicate ideas since patterns collect solutions to recurrent problems in a domain using a language that should be understandable by a general audience with no technical knowledge. In this paper we introduce a catalog of design patterns for Web-based Emergency Management Systems (WEMS). We have used three sources to find out patterns: design principles for WEMS, existing WEMS and design patterns from related design areas including interaction, ubiquitous computing or security. Furthermore, the catalog is deployed as a collaborative web application so that designers can navigate through the patterns space but they can also make the collection grow adding their own expertise


Design Principle Design Pattern Pattern Mining Ubiquitous Computing Collaborative Application 
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This work is funded by grants UIA4SIGE (Ministry of Science and Innovation TSI2007-60388) and Explore (Community of Madrid and Universidad Carlos III CCG08- UC3M/TIC-4487).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paloma Diaz
    • 1
  • Pablo Acuña
    • 1
  • Ignacio Aedo
    • 1
  • Alessio Malizia
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio DEIUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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