Issue No.01 - January/February (2008 vol.12)
Manuel Rodríguez-Martínez , University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Fernando Maymí , University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Paul C. Manz , Armament Research Development and Engineering Center
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2008.3
Ancile is a distributed architecture for information sharing that satisfies the needs of tracking personnel and notifies them of events of interest in their vicinity. It was demonstrated to be effective in notifying soldiers to mortar rounds that were already in the air; the soldiers who would have been hit by the rounds had sufficient time to leave the impact area before impact. This article describes extensions to the Ancile architecture that make it significantly more flexible and allow it, for instance, to support notifications to emergency response personnel in times of crisis.
Ancile, situational awareness, peer-to-peer systems, crisis management, emergency response
Manuel Rodríguez-Martínez, Fernando Maymí, Paul C. Manz, "Ancile: Pervasively Shared Situational Awareness", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.12, no. 1, pp. 48-50, January/February 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.3