A Mobile Cloud Computing System for Emergency Management

Karan Mitra, Saguna, Christer Ahlund
2014 IEEE Cloud Computing  
The mobility management system for mobile cloud computing, M 2 C 2 , aims to select the best cloud and network for processing sensor data while responders are in an emergency area. atural and manmade emergencies can cause tremendous economic, environmental, and, most importantly, human loss. Recent emergencies, such as the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, caused significant loss of human lives. It is estimated that more than 280,000 lives
more » ... were lost due to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. 1 A recent report argued that the use of an information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure could be beneficial for evaluating and responding to emergency situations. 2 However, ICT's full potential in emergency management is yet to be realized. For example, we need robust ICT systems that provide situational awareness of the emergency area and offer improved decision support to manage emergencies efficiently. Emergency management also requires
doi:10.1109/mcc.2014.68 fatcat:sdb3y323pjb6fpra2of5oyfcl4