Designing an Adaptive Emergency Warning System for Heterogeneous Environments
In this paper a novel cloud-based Emergency Warning System (EWS) is described, using India as a primary case study. India is a country with nearly two dozen officially recognized languages and divergent communication technologies spread across a large geographical area. As of yet, this diversity has made the deployment of a single nationwide EWS near impossible. To address this deficiency, we have developed an EWS with adaptation as a central design tenet. This adaptation occurs on three levels: Dissemination adaptation addresses civilians’ heterogeneous communication technologies; information adaptation morphs warnings to best reflect the capabilities of these communication technologies and users; while presentation adaptation is used to render information to the user in the most appropriate manner. We have developed a full cloud-based prototype, including the full EWS infrastructure and a civilian Android app.
AuthorsTyson, G; Bigham, J; Bodanese, EL; Akhtar, N; Biswas, P; Langdon, P; Mimrot, V; Mukhopadhyay, P; Ribeiro, VJ; IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
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