Online Media Usage by Disaster Volunteer Centers

Dai Sato, Hideaki Sone

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Abstract

When a disaster occurs in Japan, social welfare councils in the disaster area establish disaster volunteer centers. The center manages the most of individuals participating in volunteer activities. It also disseminates their information about recruitment of volunteer workers, damage situations, and so on, also through the media on the Internet. Several ICT volunteer groups support the online public relations activities of the centers. The online media usage of the disaster volunteer centers was investigated to know how they want to use the media on the Internet and how the ICT volunteer should support them. The result indicates that the centers want to use their own Facebook pages and websites, and the ICT volunteers could solve technical and operational problems to realize them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666388
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 5
Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2018 Dec 42018 Dec 7

Publication series

Name2018 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period18/12/418/12/7

Keywords

  • ICT
  • disaster
  • social media
  • volunteer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety Research

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