For the past decade, there has been an increase in the frequency and impact of natural disasters. Information and communications technology (ICT) can be used to minimize the impact of disasters in many ways. However, before deployment, disaster-related ICT systems need to be tested and validated using the appropriate modeling and simulation tools.
In this study, we propose a post-disaster mobility model at the community level based on real-world data during the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The construction of an appropriate model is challenging because of the large amount of heterogeneous data collected. Nevertheless, a mobility model from these disaster big data will be useful in evaluating the effectiveness of different ICT-based disaster application systems.