Resilient information infrastructures: Mobilizing adaptive capacities under extreme events

Hans J. Scholl, Beth J. Patin

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

In recent decades, the frequency of large-scale catastrophic disasters or extreme events has dramatically increased. Extreme events overwhelm entire regions and communities to the extent that traditional disaster preparedness and response planning prove insufficient during and after an event. The devastation from an unfolding extreme event can be so grand that response efforts are severely hampered, and the recovery process aimed to restore former levels of performance and wellness might take years or even decades. Reliable, accurate, complete, and timely information has been touted the key resource when coping with an extreme event. However, the complex and not merely technical information infrastructure necessary for providing and transferring the high-quality information to and from responders has been little studied and is not well understood. This paper attempts to develop a conceptual understanding of dimensions and interacting elements in a resilient information infrastructure under the duress of an extreme event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Pages4451-4458
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2012Aug 12 2012

Publication series

Name18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
Volume6

Other

Other18th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2012, AMCIS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/9/128/12/12

Keywords

  • Catastrophic incidents
  • Extreme events
  • Information infrastructure
  • It infrastructure
  • Mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Rapidity
  • Recovery
  • Redundancy
  • Resilience
  • Resourcefulness
  • Response
  • Robustness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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