Communication and Coordination Support in Ad Hoc Networks for Emergency Management

J. Mocito, L. Rodrigues, and H. Miranda

Selected sections of this report were published in the proceedings of the 6th International Wireless Communications and Computing Conference (IWCMC'10), Caen, France, June 2010.


In recent years the world has witnessed many catastrophic events where the intervention of first responders was required to manage massive disaster scenarios. To be effective, emergency management teams must be able to coordinate and communicate efficiently. To the best of our knowledge no solution has been proposed to support the communication and coordination of these teams in an integrated fashion. In this paper we propose MUSTUS, an architecture that provides communication mechanisms and coordination primitives, based on the interaction through a tuple space, whose semantics are specifically designed to support the needs of emergency management applications. Also available extended report (pdf)

Luís Rodrigues