Publikation

Modeling Wireless Sensor Networks based Context-Aware Emergency Coordination Systems

Outline:

W. Kurschl, S. Mitsch, J. Schönböck, W. Beer - Modeling Wireless Sensor Networks based Context-Aware Emergency Coordination Systems - Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2008), Linz, Österreich, 2008, pp. 7

Abstract:

Current research on context information focuses on the use of new kinds of sensors and on the aggregation and interpre- tation of sensor data. Having a closer look at the application of supporting emergency scenarios with context information several problems arise. Emergency activities are complex co- ordination tasks which involve a multitude of di®erent roles and resources. The de¯nition of emergency scenarios and the mapping of relevant context information is a time-consuming and error-prone task. This work discusses how a model-based approach can sup- port the de¯nition of emergency scenarios on an abstract level. The abstract representation (PIM, Platform Inde- pendent Model) of an activity is then transformed into a platform-speci¯c model (PSM, Platform Dependent Model), which includes a collection of context sensors. We show that the use of a model-based approach simpli¯es the de¯nition of complex context-sensitive applications, and how this in- creases the °exibility to use di®erent sensor platforms during di®erent emergency scenarios.