A personalized forest fire evacuation data grid push service: The FFED-GPS approach

Eleana Asimakopoulou, Nik Bessis, Ravikanth Varaganti, Peter Norrington

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced ICTs for Disaster Management and Threat Detection
Subtitle of host publicationCollaborative and Distributed Frameworks
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781615209873
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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