A cloud based framework for Emergency Management: experiences in Calabria Region
|Title||A cloud based framework for Emergency Management: experiences in Calabria Region|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Tradigo, G, Picarelli, R, Caroprese, L, Cappadone, P, Zumpano, E, Tagarelli, A, Furfaro, A, Tansi, C, Veltri, P, Guzzi, PHiram|
|Conference Name||Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems|
We present an ongoing project aimed to support the management of the procedures, mainly the handling of emergency calls, for the centralized regional emergency management agency (Protezione Civile Regionale in Italian). The main goal consists in enabling the sharing of information among different active locations that are in charge of acting in any emergency which occurs on the territory. We present a prototype version of the system that has been implemented by following the Calabrian Emergency Management agency specifications. The system is in charge of collecting information regarding various types of emergency such as earthquakes, floods, stormy seas and other extreme weather conditions. In addition, the system offers some functionalities for the management of emergency teams as well as volunteers and available resources (e.g., vehicles) by means of the application of geographical optimization paths. The requirements include also the design and development of a mobile application allowing citizens notify in real-time emergency conditions (e.g., forest fires during summer time).