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Title
SUCRE: Supporting Users, Controllers and Responders in Emergencies
Authors
Ángel Ruiz-Zafra
Ana Gabriela Núñez Ávila
María Carmen Penadés Gramaje
José H. Canós-Cerdá
Published in
Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference – University Park, Pennsylvania, USA - 2014
Abstract
We use the term “Personal Safety Assistants” (PSAs) to refer to a family of mobile information systems that intend to reduce the risks of both citizens and responders in emergency responses. Using their mobile devices, they can access to personalized views of the emergency plans including context-aware evacuation instructions or real time guidance to specific locations for rescue operations, among others. Additionally, both responders and citizens act as context sources sending fresh information (e.g. pictures of damaged areas) to the command and control center, increasing situational awareness. In this paper, we show how the SUCRE infrastructure collects and processes contextual information to improve the information infrastructure during responses. We describe the current status of the system and outline the incoming enhancements.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:479,
        title =  "SUCRE: Supporting Users, Controllers and Responders in Emergencies",
        author = "Ángel Ruiz-Zafra and Ana Gabriela Núñez Ávila and María Carmen Penadés Gramaje and José H. Canós-Cerdá",
        booktitle = "Proceedings of the 11th International ISCRAM Conference – University Park, Pennsylvania, USA",
        year = "2014",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "http://www.iscramlive.org/ISCRAM2014/papers/p167.pdf",
        abstract = "We use the term “Personal Safety Assistants” (PSAs) to refer to a family of mobile information systems that
intend to reduce the risks of both citizens and responders in emergency responses. Using their mobile devices,
they can access to personalized views of the emergency plans including context-aware evacuation instructions
or real time guidance to specific locations for rescue operations, among others. Additionally, both responders
and citizens act as context sources sending fresh information (e.g. pictures of damaged areas) to the command
and control center, increasing situational awareness. In this paper, we show how the SUCRE infrastructure
collects and processes contextual information to improve the information infrastructure during responses. We
describe the current status of the system and outline the incoming enhancements."
}