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Power Outage Communications: Survey of Needs, Infrastructures and Concepts

Reuter, Christian
eds.: Comes, T. ; Fiedrich, F. ; Fortier, S. ; Geldermann, J. ; Müller, Tim (2013)
Power Outage Communications: Survey of Needs, Infrastructures and Concepts.
International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Baden-Baden, Germany (May 12, 2013-May 15, 2013)
Conference or Workshop Item, Bibliographie

Abstract

Crisis communication during power outages poses several challenges. Frist, the causes of power outages are often events such as severe weather, which also lead to complications. Second, power outages themselves lead to limitations in everyday life. Third, communication infrastructures, that are necessary for crisis communication, are often affected. This work focuses on the communication of the organizations responsible for recovery work (emergency services, public administration, energy network operators) to the public affected by the power outage. Therefore this paper investigates the perception and the information demands of citizens and communication infrastructures in different scenarios. Taking the users' needs into consideration, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based concept for crisis communication, which combines general information with location-specific and setting-specific information was implemented as a prototype smartphone application and evaluated with 12 potential end users. ICT-based concepts can gain acceptance, however they should be understood as supplemental for some target groups and in some scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2013
Editors: Comes, T. ; Fiedrich, F. ; Fortier, S. ; Geldermann, J. ; Müller, Tim
Creators: Reuter, Christian
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Power Outage Communications: Survey of Needs, Infrastructures and Concepts
Language: English
Date: 2013
Place of Publication: Karlsruhe
Publisher: KIT Karlsruhe
Book Title: ISCRAM 2013 Conference Proceedings – 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Event Title: International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Event Location: Baden-Baden, Germany
Event Dates: May 12, 2013-May 15, 2013
URL / URN: http://idl.iscram.org/files/reuter/2013/873_Reuter2013.pdf
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Crisis communication during power outages poses several challenges. Frist, the causes of power outages are often events such as severe weather, which also lead to complications. Second, power outages themselves lead to limitations in everyday life. Third, communication infrastructures, that are necessary for crisis communication, are often affected. This work focuses on the communication of the organizations responsible for recovery work (emergency services, public administration, energy network operators) to the public affected by the power outage. Therefore this paper investigates the perception and the information demands of citizens and communication infrastructures in different scenarios. Taking the users' needs into consideration, an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based concept for crisis communication, which combines general information with location-specific and setting-specific information was implemented as a prototype smartphone application and evaluated with 12 potential end users. ICT-based concepts can gain acceptance, however they should be understood as supplemental for some target groups and in some scenarios.

Uncontrolled Keywords: HCI,InfoStrom,Infrastruktur,RSF
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC)
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 13:36
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2024 06:17
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