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Major crises in recent years highlight the need for building collaborative crisis information management systems. An effective ontology is instrumental in establishing a solid common ground for such systems. By closely examining a generic emergency response workflow, this paper proposes a practical emergency response ontology. Using this ontology, we(More)
The growing number of crisis situations around the world in recent years has highlighted the urgent need to improve the capability of Emergency Response Systems. When an emergency happens, the most important response is to promptly evacuate victims or potential victims from dangerous areas to safe places. The use of decision support systems can not only(More)
—Many time-critical applications, such as emergency evacuation, demand decision-makers to make prompt decisions under time pressure. Therefore, it is essential to design an intuitive and interactive User Interface to present critical information to users so that they can make effective decisions in time-critical situation. Using Ajax technology, this paper(More)
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