Situation awareness via information hovering in post-disaster communications

Manzon, Gaetano (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) ; University of Bern, Switzerland) ; Bonvin, Flavien (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Esposito, Christian (University of Salerno, Italy) ; Braun, Torsten (University of Bern, Switzerland) ; Rizzo, Gianluca (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis))

The majority of communication solutions for post-disaster areas rely on cellular infrastructure support. But disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes, can disrupt communication network making its services unavailable. New portable antenna towers, as point-to-point radio communications, are a way to mitigate the communication when cellular infrastructures are unavailable. But their deployment requires time decreasing the likelihood of finding people alive in the following of such events. In this work, we present the architecture of Floater, a mobile application that implements opportunistic communication for context-aware services in post-disaster scenarios. Floater is based on Floating Content, an opportunistic communications paradigm that geographically constrains message replication. We implement Floater using Google Nearby API that enables seamless nearby interactions without having to be connected to the Internet. Moreover, we provide the implementation notes and the comparison of the technologies adapted with the respect of the state-of-the-art.


Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, The 35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing conference venue in Brno was cancelled. The proceedings of the online conference are however published according to the original schedule.


Conference Type:
published full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Brno, Czech Republic, 30 March - 3 April 2020
Date:
2020-03
Brno, Czech Republic
30 March - 3 April 2020
Pagination:
Pp. 1778–1784
Published in:
Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
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ISBN:
9781450368667
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