Data Management

Cyber-Physical Elements of Disaster Prepared Smart Environment

Date Added: Jan 2012
Format: PDF

Recent years have ushered in tremendous advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and infrastructures for disaster management. Still, daily news on disasters has been telling one that even people in technologically advanced regions remain ill prepared. Smart and intelligent environments now offer one an increasingly broader spectrum of devices and services for comfort and convenience, safety from intruders, and social connectivity but little or nothing to help one to improve their readiness against killer tornados, major earthquakes, landslides, floods and so on.