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Simulated Decision Making for ICT Coordination in Disaster Relief Using Cognitive Agents



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College of Information Sciences and Technology Pennsylvania State University John Yen CarleenThe Maitland and Andrea Tapia U S A cmaitland atapia ist psu edu Simulated Decision Making jyen for ICT Coordination in Disaster Relief Using Cognitive Agents Abstract NGO coordination bodies face a variety of challenges in decision making and information sharing To address these challenges we propose a multidisciplinary research effort that seeks to improve ICT coordination of NGO s using a cognitive agent architecture to simulate organizational structure of coordination bodies to find optimal organizational design that can improve ICT coordination for disaster relief especially for development countries 1 Introduction In the past two years the world has experienced several major natural disasters including the south Asian tsunami hurricane Katrina and the Pakistani earthquake These tragedies have highlighted the need for improved decision making and greater levels of coordination in humanitarian relief particularly in the area of information and communication technologies ICTs Also an efficient deployment of ICTs during the relief process can pave the way for subsequent economic and social development as many relief agencies are also involved in international development This is particularly true in developing countries where disaster response may make available resources such as ICTs that were previously unobtainable Maitland et al 2006 While there is a consensus that this issue needs to be addressed and efforts to improve relief services are currently under way it is unclear how this goal can best be accomplished One approach taken by non governmental organizations NGOs has been to organize coordination bodies whose goals are to improve the efficiency of ICT use in disaster relief through greater coordination These ICT coordination bodies may be temporary special initiatives undertaken independently with donor funds or through the auspices of larger general inter agency



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