By Topic

Personal Emergency Preparedness Plan (PEPP) Facebook App: Using Cloud Computing, Mobile Technology, and Social Networking Services to Decompress Traditional Channels of Communication during Emergencies and Disasters

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Greer, M.B. ; Lockheed Martin Corp., USA ; Ngo, J.W.

Cloud Computing, Mobile Technology, and Social Networking Services such as Facebook and Twitter has become an integral part of society during the event of an emergency or disaster. In the wake and aftermath of a disaster, a tremendous number of people used social networking sites to post and share information. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had sponsored a challenge for software application developers to design a Facebook application to help people prepare for emergencies and to obtain support from friends and families during its aftermath. Lockheed Martin had responded to this challenge by creating a cloud and mobile based Facebook application called the Personal Emergency Preparedness Plan (PEPP). This paper discusses the design and integration of the PEPP Facebook App with the intention of serving as reference architecture for developing social networking applications using cloud computing and mobile technology.

Published in:

Services Computing (SCC), 2012 IEEE Ninth International Conference on

Date of Conference:

24-29 June 2012