Much work is under way in disaster reduction and emergency management towards the utilization of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the design of relevant services associated with risk management towards sustainable development and livelihood. Recent forest fires occurred in Southern Europe, caused environmental destruction and a number of fatalities. The effective and efficient production of forest fire evacuation plans requires decisions based on integrated data from heterogeneous and distributed sources that change over time very quickly. Recent ICT advances suggest the need for further work in the advanced evacuation systems area. We are particularly interested of how to automatically inform potential victims about the most relevant evacuation routes in the most-timely fashion so they can escape a forest fire safely. With this in mind, this chapter describes the concepts, architecture and implementation of the Personalized Forest Fire Evacuation Data Grid Push Service using data push and next generation grid technologies.
|Title of host publication
|Advanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection
|Subtitle of host publication
|Collaborative and Distributed Frameworks
|Number of pages
|Published - 2010