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Social Networks and Information Systems to Handle Emergency and Reconstruction in Natural Disasters: the L'Aquila Earthquake Case Study

Alessandro Banzato
CeRSI-LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
Francesco Barbini
Universita di Bologna, Italy
Alessandro D'Atri
CeRSI-LUISS Guido Carli, Italy
Edoardo D'Atri
CNR, Italy
Stefano Za
CeRSI-LUISS Guido Carli, Italy


Abstract
After the earthquake of 6 April 2009, the citizens of L'Aquila and the near provinces suffer many discomforts due to difficulties of collecting information they need to come back to a normal life. Most buildings in municipality and province have been damaged or fell down so it's difficult to collect information from this structures. In this paper we discuss about the social and organizational needs of the L'Aquila citizens after the earthquake. We describe how an information system can help population to have an active part in reconstruction process supporting the development of a innovative social network. Furthermore this system acting at a social level can help the population to recover the shock caused by the loss of civil infrastructures and productive fabric, and to retie the broken social and productive links according with the sensemaking approach.

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Reference:Banzato A., Barbini F., D'Atri A., D'Atri E., Za S. (2010). "Social Networks and Information Systems to Handle Emergency and Reconstruction in Natural Disasters: the L'Aquila Earthquake Case Study," Proceedings > Proceedings of ALPIS
itAIS, Italy . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(5). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/10-5
Keywords:Disaster Management Systems, Sensemaking Process, e-partecipation, Mobile Computing
Item Type:Article - Volume 10 Article 5 (2010)
Language:English
Email: Alessandro Banzato (alebanz@libero.it)
Francesco Barbini (francesco.barbini@unibo.it)
Alessandro D'Atri (datri@luiss.it)
Edoardo D'Atri (datri.e@gmail.com)
Stefano Za (sza@luiss.it)

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