Designing Information Systems to Facilitate Civil-Military Cooperation in Disaster Management

Wolfgang Vorraber, Gerald Christian Lichtenegger, Julia Birgit Brugger, Ivan Gojmerac, Maria Egly, Katrin Panzenböck, Erik Exner, Helmut Aschbacher, Markus Christian, Siegfried Vössner

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The efficient management of natural and man-made disasters typically represents a major information exchange and coordination challenge, as in most countries a number of organizations are involved in all phases of the disaster management cycle. In this article, the authors introduce the approach of the Austrian national project INKA, which aims at improving civil-military interoperability between the Austrian Armed Forces and the corresponding federal state level institutions through the introduction of IT-supported information exchange without media discontinuities. Apart from providing a comprehensive overview of their interdisciplinary research methodology, the authors present a number of important results which are based on a detailed qualitative assessment of stakeholder requirements. Furthermore, they provide first insights into designing a valuable IT-platform for civil-military interoperability in Austria
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-40
Journal International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Application
  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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