Social Computing in Homeland Security: Disaster Promulgation and Response: Disaster Promulgation and Response

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Ding, Amy Wenxuan
IGI Global, Mar 31, 2009 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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The sequence of major events that occurred after entering the twenty-first century have all pointed to an effective emergency response as one of the most complex challenges many countries now face.

Social Computing in Homeland Security: Disaster Promulgation and Response presents a theoretical framework addressing how to enhance national response capabilities and ready the public in the presence of human-made or natural disasters. A practical reference for those involved in disaster response and management, this book explores fascinating topics including designing effective threat warning advisories, quantifying public reactions to and confidence in warning advisories, and assessing how anxiety and fear translate into impacts on effective response and social productivity.

 

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Contents

Dynamics of Public Perception and Confidence
12
A Mathematical Modeling Approach
30
A Silent Influence
32
Individual Reactions and Psychological Impact
45
Disaster Promulgation and Collective Behaviors
52
Forming Situation Awareness for First Decisions and Lifesaving
71
Situation Awareness through Feature Recognition
74
Toward Effective First Decisions
102
An Emergency Evacuation Command System
156
Border Patrol Cyber Security and Financial Stability
184
Security Inspection Model of Critical Infrastructure
186
Weaponizing the Internet and the YouTube War
207
Containing Financial Contagion at the Source
231
Compilation of References
264
About the Author
280
Index
281

A Digitized Fire Chief Supporting System for Rapid Onsite Responding to HazMat Emergencies
114
A Hospital Emergency Support System for Real Time Surveillance Modeling and Effective Response
134

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Amy Wenxuan Ding is an assistant professor at University of Illinois (USA). She received a PhD in information technology and cognitive science from Carnegie Mellon University (USA). She specializes in computational intelligence, mathematical description of natural intelligence, and advanced methods of modeling, simulation, and decision making. She has published numerous papers at various top-tiered academic journals. Currently she is an associate editor of the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing and International Journal of Electronic Banking. [Editor]

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