This paper describes the use of RFID in emergency management. It outlines the use of RFID in all four phases of emergency management life cycle, such as mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. A three layer novel architecture is proposed in this paper. This architecture serves as an implementation framework to assists organisations in adopting RFID for disaster management. It encompasses three aspects of RFID application, (a) types of RFIDs, (b) activities of emergency management life cycle and (c) issues involved in the selection and mapping of RFID in various phases of emergency management. A hypothetical emergency scenario is also presented in this paper to illustrate the usefulness of RFID application in emergency situation.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Business and Information (BAI), Tokyo, Japan, 11-13 July 2007,