Nuwan Waidyanatha, project manager of the HazInfo program, has been invited to present a paper at the Second China Workshop on Information System of Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM-CHINA 2007) to be held on August 26-27, 2007 in
The Live Exercises conducted between November 2006 and May 2007 showed that the Hazard Information Hub (HIH) had a reliability of only 78% on average – a poor result, as the reliability of the HIH performing her set of functions was not meant to be any less than 95%. High reliability from the HIH was a necessity in order to provide as much time for the Community First-Responders to activate and complete the Last-Mile Community Emergency Response Plans. The project, which employed the use of a standard data interchange known as the ‘Common Alert Protocol’ (CAP) Message Broker (a.k.a CAP Broker) between the HIH and the end-user technologies, showed that the reliability of the HIH could be improved, if and only if, a multilingual CAP Broker was introduced to the Last-Mile Hazard Warning System in Sri Lanka.
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