Support of Future Disaster Response Using Generalized Access Networks (GANs)

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

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    Efficient communication and coordination are major challenges experienced by the emergency services (firebrigade, police, ambulance) during the first response to a major incident. A major incident can happen anywhere and at any time, hence support for emergency communications services should be ubiquitous and independent of communication technologies and infrastructure used. We present a vision of how ambient intelligent environments may be used in the future to support the emergency services during first response to a major incident. Support includes enabling emergency communications and biomedical monitoring for front line personnel. In this paper we focus on the possibilities and challenges raised by using the GAN (Generalized Access Network) infrastructure to support ambient intelligent services and emergency services (fire-brigade, police, ambulance) for major incident management.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE ITAB 2006
    EditorsD. Koutsouris, D.I. Fotiadis
    Place of PublicationIoannina, Greece
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
    EventInformation Technology in Biomedicine, ITAB 2006, Ioannina, Greece: Information Technology in Biomedicine, ITAB 2006 - Ioannina, Greece
    Duration: 1 Oct 2006 → …

    Publication series

    NameInternational Special Topic Conference on Information Technology in Biomedicine
    PublisherUniversity of Ioannina, Greece


    ConferenceInformation Technology in Biomedicine, ITAB 2006, Ioannina, Greece
    CityIoannina, Greece
    Period1/10/06 → …


    • EWI-8125
    • IR-66597
    • METIS-237600
    • CR-C.2

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