Design and Performance Evaluation of a Wireless Ad-Hoc Emergency Response Management System

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In this paper, the architecture and middleware services of the wireless-enabled emergency response management system developed on the research project MobileEmerGIS are introduced. MobileEmerGIS aims to gather and to distribute multimedia information to and from mobile nodes (either human users or sensors/actors). Thereby, field forces and eye witnesses can transfer data collected in the field, such as pictures from emergency sites, immediately to centrally located decision makers as well as other field forces (using PDA platforms and even their own private mobile phones). By referencing real-life scenarios (such as a large-scale fire emergency), concrete application services enabled by MobileEmerGIS are presented.