IJIMT 2016 Vol.7(2): 52-56 ISSN: 2010-0248
doi: 10.18178/ijimt.2016.7.2.644

Disasters and Recommender System: Setting the Research Agenda for Developing Nations

Shashi Kant Srivastava and Sanjog Ray
Abstract— The purpose of this study is to search for the potential applications of the recommender system in the event of a disaster. Furthermore, the present paper evaluates the existing technological capital of nations and its suitability for the deployment of a responsive recommender system. The result of the study suggests that the uninterrupted Internet network is an essential requirement for recommender system. In most of the developing nations, this system is either unavailable or becomes non-usable in the event of a disaster. Therefore, continuous Wi-Fi is the most desired requirement to deploy any recommender system to mitigate the effect of a catastrophe. Facebook's new solar-powered Internet drone is the solution for it. Towards the end, the paper presents a decision matrix for the deployment of suggested Wi-Fi system.

Index Terms— Context aware recommender system, disaster management, emergency management, location based recommender system, risk management.

Shashi Kant Srivastava and Sanjog Ray are with the Indian Institute of Management Indore, India (e-mail: f13shashis@iimidr.ac.in, sanjogr@iimidr.ac.in).

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Cite: Shashi Kant Srivastava and Sanjog Ray, " Disasters and Recommender System: Setting the Research Agenda for Developing Nations," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 52-56, 2016.

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