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Location-Based Services for Emergency Management: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective
The Eighth International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2009) (2009)
  • Anas Aloudat, University of Wollongong
  • K. Michael, University of Wollongong
  • Roba Abbas, University of Wollongong
Abstract

This paper investigates the deployment of locationbased services for nationwide emergency management by focusing on the perspectives of two stakeholders, government and end-users, in the cellular mobile phone value chain. The data collected for the study came from a single in-depth interview and open comments in a preliminary end-user survey. The themes presented have been categorised using a qualitative analysis. The findings indicate that although governments and end-users believe that location-based services have the potential to aid people in emergencies, there are several major disagreements over the proposed deployment. This paper is an attempt to help determine the underlying motivations and impediments that would influence the decisions of both stakeholders and also towards providing a better understanding of the anticipated role of each party in such a deployment.

Keywords
  • Emergency Management,
  • Citizens,
  • Government,
  • Attitudes
Disciplines
Publication Date
June 27, 2009
Publisher
IEEE Computer Society
Citation Information
Anas Aloudat, K. Michael and Roba Abbas. "Location-Based Services for Emergency Management: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective" Dalian, ChinaThe Eighth International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2009) (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roba-abbas/7/