Ad hoc networking and ambient intelligence to support future disaster response

Valerie M. Jones, Georgios Karagiannis, S.M. Heemstra de Groot

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    We present a vision of how ambient intelligent environments may be used in future to support the emergency services during first response to a major incident. A futuristic scenario is presented where, for each of the emergency services, Ambient Intelligence (AmI) technologies are used to support communication amongst the members of a virtual team. AmI is further used to enable cross service communication and coordination, e.g., between police, firefighters and ambulance teams, which may include transborder and transnational cooperation. The application therefore is an example of extended enterprise computing systems incorporating inter-organisational and international dimensions. It therefore addresses the themes of (AmI enabled) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to support inter-enterprise collaboration and collaboration between virtual teams. We examine the future and emerging technologies needed to realize this vision of ambient intelligent support for the rescue services. One of the emerging technologies is ad hoc networking. In this paper we focus on the possibilities and challenges raised by combining fixed infrastructure networks with ad hoc networks to support ambient intelligent services for major incident management.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks (ASWN05)
    EditorsH. Afifi, D. Zeghlache
    Place of PublicationParijs
    PublisherInstitut National des Télécommunications
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)2-9156-18-08-9
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
    Event5th Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks (ASWN05) - Paris, France
    Duration: 29 Jun 20051 Jul 2005

    Publication series

    PublisherIEEE Communications Society


    Workshop5th Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks (ASWN05)
    Other29 June - 1 July 2005


    • Disaster response
    • Telemonitoring
    • ad hoc networking
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/004341
    • Body Area Networks
    • METIS-224910
    • IR-66393
    • Ambient Intelligence
    • EWI-7064

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