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Design principles of integrated information platform for emergency responses: The case of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

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posted on 11.06.2014, 14:43 by Lili Yang, Guofeng Su, Hongyong Yuan
This paper investigates the challenges faced in designing an integrated information platform for emergency response management and uses the Beijing Olympic Games as a case study. The research methods are grounded in action research, participatory design, and situation-awareness oriented design. The completion of a more than two-year industrial secondment and six-month field studies ensured that a full understanding of user requirements had been obtained. A service-centered architecture was proposed to satisfy these user requirements. The proposed architecture consists mainly of information gathering, database management, and decision support services. The decision support services include situational overview, instant risk assessment, emergency response preplan, and disaster development prediction. Abstracting from the experience obtained while building this system, we outline a set of design principles in the general domain of information systems (IS) development for emergency management. These design principles form a contribution to the information systems literature because they provide guidance to developers who are aiming to support emergency response and the development of such systems that have not yet been adequately met by any existing types of IS. We are proud that the information platform developed was deployed in the real world and used in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. © 2012 INFORMS.

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Information Systems Research

Volume

23

Issue

3 PART 1

Pages

761 - 786

Citation

YANG, L., SU, G. and YUAN, H., 2012. Design principles of integrated information platform for emergency responses: The case of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Information Systems Research, 23 (3 PART 1), pp. 761 - 786.

Publisher

© INFORMS

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Information Systems Research [© INFORMS] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/isre.1110.0387

ISSN

1047-7047

eISSN

1526-5536

Language

en

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