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Exploring IoT Applications for Disaster Management: Identifying Key Factors and Proposing Future Directions

  • Umara Zafar
  • Munam Ali Shah
  • Abdul WahidEmail author
  • Adnan Akhunzada
  • Shahan Arif
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Abstract

In the last few decades, disasters made a huge loss to human beings, natural resources, and other assets. As we are living in an era of technology, there can be no other way better than using ICT (information and communication technology) for disaster management, as communication is the most challenging part of it. The Internet of Things (IoT), a rapidly emerging framework, can be utilized in the best possible ways for the disaster preparedness phase to recovery phase. This paper presents the survey of the work done for disaster management using technology. A detailed analysis has performed to categorize different approaches of disaster management based on supporting phase and technologies used. The best used technology is highlighted. Moreover, forecasting about the growth of its usage and the enhancement in disaster management is also done in this paper. The paper also presents new direction of research in this most attention-grabbing topic.

Keywords

Internet of Things RFID IoT framework ICT Disaster management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Umara Zafar
    • 1
  • Munam Ali Shah
    • 1
  • Abdul Wahid
    • 1
    Email author
  • Adnan Akhunzada
    • 1
  • Shahan Arif
    • 1
  1. 1.COMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyIslamabadPakistan

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