Emergency Message Dissemination System for Smartphones During Natural Disasters


Wu, Xian and Mazurowski, Maciej and Chen, Zhen and Meratnia, Nirvana (2011) Emergency Message Dissemination System for Smartphones During Natural Disasters. In: 11th IEEE International Conference on ITS Telecommunications, ITST 2011, 23-25 August 2011, Saint-Petersburg, Russia (pp. pp. 258-263).

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Abstract: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.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITST.2011.6060064
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