Chapter 14

The ATHENA Project

Using Formal Concept Analysis to Facilitate the Actions of Responders in a Crisis Situation

Simon Andrews, Simeon Yates, Babak Akhgar and David Fortune

Introduction

In recent years, a series of security events have occurred across the globe that demonstrate the broad spectrum of crisis situations in which today’s ordinary citizens are effectively utilizing their mobile communication devices. The prolific use of mobile communication devices and so-called smartphones during public disorder, terrorist attacks, extreme weather events, and public health scares are providing new challenges and opportunities for first responders responsible for securing public safety (Crowe, 2010; Lindsay, 2011). Hence, according to Edwards ...

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