Networking smartphones for disaster recovery

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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate how to network smart-phones for providing communications in disaster recovery. By bridging the gaps among different kinds of wireless networks, we have designed and implemented a system called TeamPhone, which provides smartphones the capabilities of communications in disaster recovery. Specifically, TeamPhone consists of two components: a messaging system and a self-rescue system. The messaging system integrates cellular networking, ad-hoc networking and opportunistic networking seamlessly, and enables communications among rescue workers. The self-rescue system energy-efficiently groups the smartphones of trapped survivor and sends out emergency messages so as to assist rescue operations. We have implemented TeamPhone as a prototype application on the Android platform and deployed it on off-the-shelf smartphones. Experiment results show that TeamPhone can properly fulfill communication requirements and greatly facilitate rescue operations in disaster recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467387798
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 2016
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Mar 14 2016Mar 19 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016

Other

Other14th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period3/14/163/19/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Lu, Z., Cao, G., & Porta, T. L. (2016). Networking smartphones for disaster recovery. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016 [7456503] (2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOM.2016.7456503