IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(4): 252-259 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2015.V6.611

Network-Centric Operations for Crisis Management Due to Natural Disasters

B. Lazarov, G. Kirov, P. Zlateva, and D. Velev
Abstract— The paper discusses the application of the network-centric operations (NCO) approach in the context of crisis management due to natural disasters. The study identifies some shortcomings of the traditional approach to crisis resolution and identifies areas in which NCO could bring advantage and enable faster and more accurate response to potential threats as natural hazards. The paper also proposes a technical implementation based on the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard, which allows for fast development of network-centric applications which can provide the required real-time information exchange needed for the implementation of the NCO approach in the framework of the crisis management due to natural disasters.

Index Terms— Network-centric operations, data distribution service, crisis management, natural disasters.

B. Lazarov, G. Kirov, and P. Zlateva are with the ISER, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Bl. 2, Bulgaria (e-mail: lazarov.b@gmail.com, g_tk@abv.bg, plamzlateva@abv.bg). D. Velev is with the University of National and World Economy, Sofia 1700, Bulgaria (e-mail: dgvelev@unwe.bg).

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Cite: B. Lazarov, G. Kirov, P. Zlateva, and D. Velev, " Network-Centric Operations for Crisis Management Due to Natural Disasters," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 252-259, 2015.

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