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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2008 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 48-50
Fernando Maymí , University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Manuel Rodríguez-Martínez , University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Yi Qian , National Institute of Standards and Technology
Paul C. Manz , Armament Research Development and Engineering Center
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

Y. Qian, P. C. Manz, F. Maymí and M. Rodríguez-Martínez, "Ancile: Pervasively Shared Situational Awareness," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 12, no. , pp. 48-50, 2008.
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