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Recommendations for Australia's implementation of the national emergency warning system using location-based services

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Mobile alerts, notifications and location-based emergency warning systems are now an established part of mobile

    government strategies in an increasing number of countries worldwide. In Australia the national emergency warning

    system (NEWS) was instituted after the tragic Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires of February 2009. In the first phase,

    NEWS has enabled the provision of public information from the government to the citizen during emergencies anywhere

    and any time. Moving on from traditional short message service (SMS) notifications and cell broadcasting to more

    advanced location-based services, this paper provides executive-level recommendations about the viability of locationbased

    mobile phone services in NEWS Phase II.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Aloudat, A., Michael, K. & Abbas, R. (2011). Recommendations for Australia''s implementation of the national emergency warning system using location-based services. Journal of Ubiquitous Systems & Pervasive Networks, 3 (1), 1-8.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2030

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 8

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Mobile alerts, notifications and location-based emergency warning systems are now an established part of mobile

    government strategies in an increasing number of countries worldwide. In Australia the national emergency warning

    system (NEWS) was instituted after the tragic Black Saturday Victorian Bushfires of February 2009. In the first phase,

    NEWS has enabled the provision of public information from the government to the citizen during emergencies anywhere

    and any time. Moving on from traditional short message service (SMS) notifications and cell broadcasting to more

    advanced location-based services, this paper provides executive-level recommendations about the viability of locationbased

    mobile phone services in NEWS Phase II.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Aloudat, A., Michael, K. & Abbas, R. (2011). Recommendations for Australia''s implementation of the national emergency warning system using location-based services. Journal of Ubiquitous Systems & Pervasive Networks, 3 (1), 1-8.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/infopapers/2030

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 8

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 1