IJIMT 2011 Vol.2(5): 407-413 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2011.V2.167

An Innovative Approach for Designing an Emergency Risk Management System for Natural Disasters

Dimiter Velev and Plamena Zlateva
Abstract—The paper discusses an innovative approach for designing an emergency risk management system for natural disasters. Different methods and tools for risk analysis and evaluation are given. The system’s ability to serve as an unified platform for interdisciplinary research is considered with regard to consolidating researchers with different specialists and individual users that will be able freely to offer information and knowledge exchange. The system is regarded as a Web-based integrated information system that includes a social network site (SNS). The components of the proposed system are defined. Special attention is given to the principles and peculiarities of SNS application to emergency management. General recommendations and the steps for establishing SNS for emergency management are proposed.

Index Terms—Emergency Management, Information System, Natural Disasters, Risk, Social Network Site.

D. Velev, University of National and World Economy, Sofia 1700, Bulgaria (e-mail:dvelev@unwe.acad.bg)
P. Zlateva is with the Institute of System Engineering and Robotics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia 1113, Bl. 2, Bulgaria (e-mail:plamzlateva@abv.bg).

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Cite: Dimiter Velev and Plamena Zlateva, "An Innovative Approach for Designing an Emergency Risk Management System for Natural Disasters," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 5, pp.  407-413, 2011.

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