A Pipeline for Disaster Response and Relief Coordination

TitleA Pipeline for Disaster Response and Relief Coordination
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsManeriker, P, Vedula, N, Hussein S. Al-Olimat, Liang, J, El-Khoury, O, Kubatko, E, Liu, D, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Valerie L. Shalin, Amit Sheth, Srinivasan Parthasarathy
Conference Name42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval
Date Published07/2019
Conference LocationParis, France
Abstract

Natural disasters such as floods, forest fires, and hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to human life and infrastructure. We focus on response to hurricanes caused by both river water flooding and storm surge. Using models for storm surge simulation and flood extent prediction, we generate forecasts about areas likely to be highly affected by the disaster. Further, we overlay the simulation results with information about traffic incidents to correlate traffic incidents with other data modality. We present these results in a modularized, interactive map-based visualization, which can help emergency responders to better plan and coordinate disaster response.

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P. Maneriker, N. Vedula, H. Al-Olimat, J. Liang, O. El-Khoury, E. Kubatko, D. Liu, K. Thirunarayan, V. Shalin, A. Sheth and S. Parthasarathy. A Pipeline for Disaster Response and Relief Coordination. Demo Paper. 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, July 21-25, 2019 (Paris, France)

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