Emergency Message Dissemination System for Smartphones During Natural Disasters

Xian Wu, Maciej Mazurowski, Zhen Chen, Nirvana Meratnia

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    This paper revolves around the concept of utilizing the modern smartphone communication capabilities to transmit messages through an ad hoc network during a disaster, which renders the traditional cellular base station inaccessible. Due to dynamic and decentralized nature of the considered environment, epidemic algorithms present themselves as a suitable option for message dissemination. We consider a specific scenario and propose a modified epidemic routing protocol that could be useful during natural disasters. We develop a simulation tool using MATLAB to evaluate the influence of various factors on the performance and cost of our modified epidemic routing protocol in case of an emergency.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on ITS Telecommunications
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-668-2
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
    Event11th International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems Telecommunications, ITST 2011 - Park Inn Pulkovskaya, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
    Duration: 23 Aug 201125 Aug 2011
    Conference number: 11

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    Conference11th International Conference on Intelligent Transport Systems Telecommunications, ITST 2011
    Abbreviated titleITST
    Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
    CitySt. Petersburg


    • IR-78450
    • METIS-279659
    • Epidemic Routing
    • Smartphone
    • EWI-20541
    • Opportunistic Network
    • Emergency Application

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