The profusion of information technology has created new possibilities for local communities to self-organize and respond to disruptive events. Along with the opportunities, there is also a series of challenges that need to be addressed in order to improve societal resilience. One of these challenges is to make sense of the continuous stream of information to create a coherent understanding and improve coordination. The research presented in this paper focuses on the socio-technical requirements of IT platforms that support sensemaking and coordination. Using a comprehensive evaluation exercise based on real data from the 2017 Kenyan elections, we examine the development, workflows and use of this shared situational awareness in a group decision making process. In this manner, we identify requirements for resilience platforms and identify further research directions.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018)|
|Place of Publication||Rochester|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Nespeca, V., Meesters, K., & Comes, T. (2018). Evaluating platforms for community sense making: Using the case of the Kenyan Elections. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018) (pp. 924-934). ISCRAM.