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iSurvival: a collaborative mobile network system for disaster management

Al-Sherbaz, A., Dravid, R., Svennevik, E. and Picton, P. (2012) iSurvival: a collaborative mobile network system for disaster management. In: Camarinha-Matos, L. M., Xu, L. and Afsarmanesh, H. (eds.) Camarinha-Matos, Luis M, Xu, Lai and Afsarmanesh, Hamideh Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services. Bournemouth: Springer. 9783642327742. pp. 318-326.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Abstract: When disaster strikes, optimal access to real-time information of the disaster situation during ‘blind time’ – the time prior to the arrival of the first responders - and during response and recovery stages is essential to improve the effectiveness of the first responders and recovery. This paper describes a disaster management system, iSurvival, which uses specialist applications on the smart phones of those affected by disaster and wireless devices of first responders, to establish Wireless Mesh Networks (WMN), to facilitate the secure exchange of information in the disaster area, when the normal GSM and 3G telephone networks are compromised or unavailable. This information is further communicated with central control centre for analysis and resource scheduling for effective mobilisation of emergency services which are involved in rescue and recovery. The research, currently under the analysis and design stage, has been awarded a ‘Special Mention’ from Nokia for Ideas for Development Challenge 2012.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster, wireless mesh networks, smart phones, instantaneous, digital infrastructures
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication > TK5103.2 Wireless communication systems
Creators: Al-Sherbaz, Ali, Dravid, Rashmi, Svennevik, Espen and Picton, Philip
Editors: Camarinha-Matos, Luis M, Xu, Lai and Afsarmanesh, Hamideh
Publisher: Springer
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: ICT
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Computing
Date: 2 October 2012
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 318-326
Title of Book: Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services
Event Title: 13th International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2012
Event Dates: 01-03 October 2012
Place of Publication: Bournemouth
Event Location: Bournemouth, UK
Event Type: Conference
Number of Pages: 696
Language: English
ISBN: 9783642327742
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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