Wireless Internet for Emergencies
Tom Worthington FACS HLM
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Computer Science, Australian National University and Director of Professional Development, Australian Computer Society
For the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Bogazici University, Turkey, 15:30 23 May 2008
Preview at MobileMonday Global Summit, 17:00 19 May 2008, WCIT2008, Kuala Lumpur
This seminar will discuss the role of the Internet and the web in emergency warning systems, particularly for Tsunami and for disaster recovery. It looks at the optimization of the design of web based systems for emergencies, including compatibility with mobile telephones. The speaker argues that Internet and web technologies can be used for communication of emergency information to the public, but will require a change in message formats previously intended for emergency workers.