Requirements and Open Issues for ISs Supporting Dynamic Community Bonding in Emergency Situations

  • Tania Di MascioEmail author
  • Federico Gobbo
  • Laura Tarantino
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 11)


Studies show that in emergency situations, like in the aftermath of natural disasters, people tend to self-organize into so-called ephemeral organizations and transitional communities based on common problems, common places, etc. Strict interactions among victims, fundamental to strengthen such small communities, may be efficiently supported by a new generation of mobile-empowered disaster management systems based on the social networking approach, with crowd-generated and geo-referenced data. In this paper we discuss how a shift of perspective in the interaction, conceptual, logical and physical models adopted for the social network can efficiently support the dynamic bonding/de-bonding/re-bonding of communities that emerge based on alliances around shared problems and/or objectives.


Social network Interaction Emergency management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tania Di Mascio
    • 1
    Email author
  • Federico Gobbo
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Laura Tarantino
    • 1
  1. 1.Università Degli Studi Dell’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.University of Milano BicoccaMilanItaly
  4. 4.University of TorinoTurinItaly

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