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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2008 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 26-37
Lukasz Juszczyk , Vienna University of Technology
Tiziana Catarci , Sapienza–Universitá di Roma
Atif Manzoor , Vienna University of Technology
Guido Vetere , IBM Center for Advanced Studies
Massimo Mecella , Sapienza–Universitá di Roma
Andrea Marrella , Sapienza–Universitá di Roma
Schahram Dustdar , Vienna University of Technology
Berardino Salvatore , IBM's Rome Software Laboratory
Hong-Linh Truong , Vienna University of Technology
Massimiliano de Leoni , Sapienza–Universitá di Roma
In complex emergency scenarios, teams from various emergency-response organizations must collaborate. These teams include both first responders, such as police and fire departments, and those operators who coordinate the effort from operational centers. The Workpad architecture consists of a front- and a back-end layer. The front-end layer is composed of several front-end teams of first responders, and the back-end layer is an integrated peer-to-peer network that lets front-end teams collaborate through information exchange and coordination. Team members at the front end carry PDAs, with team leaders’ PDAs equipped with gateway communication technologies that let them communicate with the back-end centers.
crisis management, emergency response, Workpad, operational centers, pervasive computing, pervasive software
Lukasz Juszczyk, Tiziana Catarci, Atif Manzoor, Guido Vetere, Massimo Mecella, Andrea Marrella, Schahram Dustdar, Berardino Salvatore, Hong-Linh Truong, Massimiliano de Leoni, "Pervasive Software Environments for Supporting Disaster Responses", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. , pp. 26-37, January/February 2008, doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.18
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