A Survey on the Role of Wireless Sensor Networks and IoT in Disaster Management

  • Ahsan AdeelEmail author
  • Mandar Gogate
  • Saadullah Farooq
  • Cosimo Ieracitano
  • Kia Dashtipour
  • Hadi Larijani
  • Amir Hussain
Part of the Springer Natural Hazards book series (SPRINGERNAT)


Extreme events and disasters resulting from climate change or other ecological factors are difficult to predict and manage. Current limitations of state-of-the-art approaches to disaster prediction and management could be addressed by adopting new unorthodox risk assessment and management strategies. The next generation Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), 5G wireless communication, and big data analytics technologies are the key enablers for future effective disaster management infrastructures. In this chapter, we commissioned a survey on emerging wireless communication technologies with potential for enhancing disaster prediction, monitoring, and management systems. Challenges, opportunities, and future research trends are highlighted to provide some insight on the potential future work for researchers in this field.


Disaster management Internet of things Wireless sensor networks 5G wireless communication Big data analytics 



This work was supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Grant No. EP/M026981/1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahsan Adeel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mandar Gogate
    • 1
  • Saadullah Farooq
    • 1
  • Cosimo Ieracitano
    • 2
  • Kia Dashtipour
    • 1
  • Hadi Larijani
    • 3
  • Amir Hussain
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing Science and Mathematics, Faculty of Natural SciencesUniversity of StirlingStirling, ScotlandUK
  2. 2.DICEAM, University Mediterranea of Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly
  3. 3.School of Engineering and Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgow, ScotlandUK

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