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Emergency situations supported by context-aware and application streaming technologies
by Jose Felipe Mejia Bernal; Paolo Falcarin; Luca Ardito; Oscar Rodríguez Rocha; Maurizio Morisio; Francesco Pistillo; Flavio Giovanelli
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Vol. 13, No. 2, 2013

 

Abstract: Emergency Telecommunications (EMTEL) deal with provisioning of telecommunications services in emergency situations; these can range from an individual in a state of personal emergency (with need to make an emergency call due to sudden illness, traffic accident, fire) to a very broad perspective of serious disruptions (earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks). EMTEL covers the telecommunications needs of public safety resources, like: police, fire-fighters, ambulances and other medical services: such services usually rely on dedicated networks and equipment. We realised PICO (control platforms and delivery of services in converged networks) a platform for service delivery and emergency management on public telecommunications networks. PICO platform leverages on application streaming on Android OS and a context-aware system for fixed-mobile convergence based on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).

Online publication date: Tue, 21-May-2013

 

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