Special Issue "Sensors for Disaster and Emergency Management Decision Making"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2008)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Yang Gao
Department of Geomatics Engineering Schulich School of Engineering, The University of Calgary Calgary, Alberta, Canada
E-Mail: gao@geomatics.ucalgary.ca
Interests: satellite navigation; multi-sensor system; integration of GNSS, GIS and wireless communication systems; natural hazards monitoring

Guest Editor
Dr. Jason K. Levy
Homeland Security, National Homeland Security Project, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University, 923 W. Franklin St., Box 842028, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
Website: http://www.vcu.edu/homeland
E-Mail: jklevy@vcu.edu
Phone: +1 804 828 8040
Interests: emergency management; risk assessment; natural hazards; geomatics engineering; chemical sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current generation of remote sensors provide new opportunities for the real-time analysis and management of disaster risks. For example, by providing reliable, detailed, cost-effective, continuous, and synoptic coverage of natural and anthrropogenic phenomena, remote sensing satellites are capable of answering important disaster and emergency management questions, such as: How do human pressures (ie. land use and landcover change) affect disaster risk? How to reconstruct the historical record of previous extreme events? How do global weather patterns impact climate variability and change? Moreover, advances in real-time data acquisition and hardware/software integration have increasingly been used to improve the monitoring and control of emergency vehicles with fixed or moving sensors. Accordingly, this special issue encourages papers on the use of fully integrated, inexpensive sensor systems suitable for mobile emergency asset management. Finally, the issue will emphasize use of the "Sensor Web" (a distributed global web of sensors for information sharing among networked platforms) for hazard monitoring and emergency management applications (e.g. flood detection, critical infrastructure protection, etc). Research contributions dealing with web sensor architecture design and field deployment for system interoperability and scalability are particularly welcome.

Dr. Yang Gao
Dr. Jason K. Levy
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • disaster management
  • wireless sensors
  • remote sensing
  • emergency planning
  • sensor web
  • hazard mitigation
  • mobile asset emergency management
  • sensor network

Published Papers (19 papers)

Sensors 2009, 9(3), 1485-1498; doi:10.3390/s90301485
Received: 27 January 2009; in revised form: 17 February 2009 / Accepted: 27 February 2009 / Published: 3 March 2009
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Sensors 2008, 8(8), 4742-4757; doi:10.3390/s8084742
Received: 31 March 2008; in revised form: 29 July 2008 / Accepted: 30 July 2008 / Published: 19 August 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(8), 4687-4708; doi:10.3390/s8084687
Received: 28 May 2008; in revised form: 17 July 2008 / Accepted: 17 July 2008 / Published: 8 August 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(7), 4151-4164; doi:10.3390/s8074151
Received: 29 May 2008; in revised form: 27 June 2008 / Accepted: 6 July 2008 / Published: 10 July 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(6), 3932-3937; doi:10.3390/s8063932
Received: 23 April 2008; in revised form: 6 June 2008 / Accepted: 9 June 2008 / Published: 11 June 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(5), 3037-3055; doi:10.3390/s8053037
Received: 30 December 2007; Accepted: 17 April 2008 / Published: 6 May 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(4), 2436-2452; doi:10.3390/s8042436
Received: 18 December 2007; Accepted: 2 April 2008 / Published: 4 April 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(3), 1755-1773; doi:10.3390/s8031755
Received: 10 December 2007; Accepted: 12 March 2008 / Published: 13 March 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(3), 1559-1574; doi:10.3390/s8031559
Received: 19 February 2008; Accepted: 6 March 2008 / Published: 10 March 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(2), 1070-1089; doi:10.3390/s8021070
Received: 19 November 2007; Accepted: 15 February 2008 / Published: 19 February 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(2), 830-846; doi:10.3390/s8020830
Received: 4 January 2008; Accepted: 1 February 2007 / Published: 8 February 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(1), 236-255; doi:10.3390/s8010236
Received: 22 December 2007; Accepted: 10 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(1), 157-170; doi:10.3390/s8010157
Received: 7 November 2007; Accepted: 7 January 2008 / Published: 21 January 2008
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Sensors 2008, 8(1), 1-9; doi:10.3390/s8010001
Received: 20 December 2007; Accepted: 5 January 2008 / Published: 9 January 2008
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Sensors 2007, 7(12), 3058-3070; doi:10.3390/s7123058
Received: 21 October 2007; Accepted: 30 November 2007 / Published: 4 December 2007
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Sensors 2007, 7(12), 3084-3099; doi:10.3390/s7123084
Received: 7 November 2007; Accepted: 3 December 2007 / Published: 4 December 2007
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Sensors 2007, 7(7), 1141-1158; doi:10.3390/s7071141
Received: 18 June 2007; Accepted: 5 July 2007 / Published: 10 July 2007
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Sensors 2007, 7(7), 1108-1122; doi:10.3390/s7071108
Received: 14 June 2007; Accepted: 26 June 2007 / Published: 4 July 2007
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Sensors 2007, 7(7), 1028-1046; doi:10.3390/s7071028
Received: 29 May 2007; Accepted: 26 June 2007 / Published: 28 June 2007
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