10th International Science Congress (ISC-2020) will be Postponed to 8th and 9th December 2021 Due to COVID-19.  International E-publication: Publish Projects, Dissertation, Theses, Books, Souvenir, Conference Proceeding with ISBN.  International E-Bulletin: Information/News regarding: Academics and Research

Knowledge Management for Disaster Scenario: An Exploratory Study

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Computer Science and I.T, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, MSC Block, Block 9, Gulshan-e-Iqbal,Karachi, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (10), Pages 61-66, October,2 (2013)


As a human being we all are believe that natural disasters cannot be eliminated from the earth. But losses can be minimizedby reducing response time to a disaster. In a couple of years natural disaster occurrence frequency is increased due toclimate changes. When a disaster took place, it is necessary to start the relief work at affected site to save more and morelives. Effective communication, collaboration between different departments, NGO’s and communities can reduce andminimize the losses of lives and property. Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Mobile Technology (MT) canplay a vital role in DM. The aim of this research is to explore existing DM systems (DMS) and investigation of currenttechnology contributing in development of DMS. Study of variety of DMS gives the opportunity to address the problems in existing DMS as well as discover the immediate needs to enhance the DMS. One of the objectives is to anticipate, collect andanalyze the requirements to develop a model for disaster management on the basis of enterprise architecture (EA).Additional challenges are evolution of the proposed model with the help of prototype or simulation of latest technology.


  1. Joshi S.R., Natural Disasters in North-East Region and itsManagement: An Essay, Centre for Science Education,North Eastern Hill University Bijni Complex,Laitumkhrah,Shillong – 793 003, Meghalaya (2008)
  2. Wickramasinghe N., Bali R.K., Naguib R.N.G.,Application of Knowledge Management and theIntelligence Continuum for Medical Emergencies andDisaster Scenarios, Proc. of the 28th IEEE EMBS AnnualInt. Conf. New York City, USA, Aug 30-Sept 3, (2006)
  3. Kumar S., Himanshu S.K. and Gupta K.K. Effect ofGlobal Warming on Mankind - A Review, InternationalResearch Journal of Environment Sciences, 1(4), 56-59(2012)
  4. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), www.ifrc.org, Access on 25/10/2012
  5. Wattegama C. ICT for Disaster Management.UnitedNations Development Programme – Asia-PacificDevelopment Information Programme (UNDP-APDIP)and Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information andCommunication Technology for Development (APCICT) –(2007)
  6. Warfield C., The Disaster Management Cycle. at:http://www.gdrc.org/uem/disasters/1-dm_cycle.html,(2005), Accessed on 15/10/12
  7. Richa A., Anil G. and Mohammad Y. Flood Resiliencethrough Climate-change adaptation: A case of Gorakhpur,Eastern Uttar Pradesh in India, International ResearchJournal of Environment Sciences, 1(2), 25-28 (2012)
  8. Niazi A., Digital Disaster Management Ecosystem-aFuturistic Approach for Improving the DisasterManagement System in Pakistan, 4th IEEE Int. Conf. onDigital Ecosystems and Technologies (2010)
  9. Abbas S.A., Ehsan N., Ali S.Z. and Mirza E., DisasterRisk Management and Role of Pakistan's Corporate Sector,IEEE (2010)
  10. Himayatullah K. and Abuturab K., Natural hazards anddisaster management in Pakistan , at http://mpra.ub.unimuenchen.de/11052/MPRA Paper No. 11052,(2008),Accessed 15/10/2012
  11. Smithson P., Addison K. and Atkinson K., Fundamentalsof the Physical Environment, Third Edition, RoutledgcTaylordr Francis Group. London. UK. (2002)
  12. Chandio A.F., Shu L.Y., Memon N.M. and Khawaja A.,GIS Based Route Guiding System for Optimal PathPlanning in Disaster/Crisis Management, IEEE, (2006)
  13. XUAN W., CHEN X. and ZHAO G., Early WarmingMonitoring and Management of Disasters. Geosci. andRemote Sensing Symp., IGARSS 2007, IEEEInternational, 2996 - 2999 (2007)
  14. Weaver A.C., Boyle J.P. and Besaleva L.I., Applicationsand Trust Issues when Crowdsourcing a Crisis, Comp.Comm. and Networks (ICCCN), 21st Int. Conf. on July 302012-Aug. 2 2012, Page(s): 1-5 (2012)
  15. Shafiq F., Raffat S.K. and Shahab M., Semantic Grid forBiomedical Ontologies, Int. Jour. of Comp. App., (0975 –8887) 23(5), (2011)
  16. Sobanski E. and Nicolai B., Mobility of a Disaster RecoverCommunication System. Global Humanitarian TechnologyConference (GHTC), Page(s): 450- 461, IEEE, (2011)
  17. Pinheiro P.R. Gomes O.J., Borges M.R.S. and Canós J.H.The Design of Collaboration Support Between Commandand Operation Teams during Emergency Response. Comp.Supp. Coop. Work in Design (CSCWD), 14th Int. Conf. on14-16 April 2010, Page(s): 759-763 (2010)
  18. Hussain M., Arsalan M.H., Siddiqi K., Naseem B. andRabab U. Emerging Geo-Information Technologies (GIT)for Natural Disaster Management in Pakistan: AnOverview. Recent Advances in Space Technologies,RAST 2005. Proc. of 2nd Int. Conf. on 9-11 June 2005,Page(s): 487 – 493, IEEE (2005)
  19. Chatfield A., Wamba S.F., and Tatano H. ,E-GovernmentChallenge in Disaster Evacuation Response: The Role ofRFID Technology in Building Safe and Secure LocalCommunities. System Sciences (HICSS), 2010 43rdHawaii Int. Conf. on 5-8 Jan. 2010 , Page(s): 1- 10, IEEE,(2010)
  20. Lu W., Seah W.K.G., Peh E.W.C. and Ge Y.Communications Support for Disaster RecoveryOperations using Hybrid Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks. LocalComputer Networks, LCN 2007. 32nd IEEE Conference on15-18 Oct. 2007 Page(s): 763- 770, IEEE, (2007)
  21. Haider W., Sharif M., Raza M., Wahab A., Hussain J.,Khan I. A. and Zia U. The Realization of Personalized ELearningplatform based on 3G Mobile phone and NGNcontrol frame work for SIP based IP Networks, ResearchJournal of Recent Sciences, 2(2), 85-89 (2013)
  22. Nagadeepa N.Enhanced Bluetooth Technology to Assistthe High Way Vehicle Drivers, Research Journal ofRecent Sciences, 1(8), 82-85 (2012)