Information technology (IT) and critical infrastructure interdependencies for emergency response

Rae Zimmerman, Carlos E. Restrepo

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Abstract

Information technologies and other critical infrastructures are interconnected in ways that can lead to vulnerabilities in the ability of these infrastructures to perform during natural disasters and acts of terrorism either to reduce adverse consequences or provide needed emergency response services. This research applies and adapts a number of indicators of infrastructure interdependency based on the authors' earlier research to determine where weak points and strengths occur in the interconnections between infrastructure technology and other infrastructure support services such as electric power and transportation, and where weak points create vulnerability that can be improved for more effective response in emergencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherRoyal Flemish Academy of Belgium
Pages382-385
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9090206019, 9789090206011
StatePublished - 2006
Event3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2006 - Newark, NJ, United States
Duration: May 14 2006May 17 2006

Other

Other3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2006
CountryUnited States
CityNewark, NJ
Period5/14/065/17/06

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Critical infrastructures
Information technology
Terrorism
Disasters

Keywords

  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Emergency Response
  • Interdependencies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Zimmerman, R., & Restrepo, C. E. (2006). Information technology (IT) and critical infrastructure interdependencies for emergency response. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. 382-385). Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium.

Information technology (IT) and critical infrastructure interdependencies for emergency response. / Zimmerman, Rae; Restrepo, Carlos E.

Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, 2006. p. 382-385.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zimmerman, R & Restrepo, CE 2006, Information technology (IT) and critical infrastructure interdependencies for emergency response. in Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, pp. 382-385, 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2006, Newark, NJ, United States, 5/14/06.
Zimmerman R, Restrepo CE. Information technology (IT) and critical infrastructure interdependencies for emergency response. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium. 2006. p. 382-385
Zimmerman, Rae ; Restrepo, Carlos E. / Information technology (IT) and critical infrastructure interdependencies for emergency response. Proceedings of ISCRAM 2006 - 3rd International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium, 2006. pp. 382-385
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