Emergency response information systems provide critical support to the disaster management. Despite of the growing interest in this area, the existing research is scanty. A significant limitation is the lack of sound theoretical foundations for emergency management and the information system development. In this paper, the authors adapt Information Theory to explore the theoretical underpinnings of emergency response and discuss the general system design issues.
Chen, Rui; Sharman, Raj; Rao, H. Raghav; and Upadhyaya, Shambhu J., "Information Theoretic Approach to Design of Emergency Response Systems" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 32.