Application of mobile agents in wireless-based mission critical emergency operations

Hamidreza Pousti*, Helen Hasan, Eryk Dutkiewicz

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In the ambiguous, high stress, and time sensitive environment of mission critical emergency operations, the decision-making process could benefit from a distributed pattern of mobile resources across a wireless network. Dealing with challenges in these environments, mobile agents can move across the wireless setup, having many promising attributes including autonomy, adaptability, and persistency. These attributes make them able to act independently, to sense and interact with their environment and to make decisions on behalf of the users. Mobile agents are particularly suitable for the situations where the distributed information throughout a network is crucial for other applications/services/agents which heavily rely on, and are sensitive to situation-based and well-timed information. Until now there has been a lack of studies that approach issues of disaster response in a way that integrates these technologies while also considering the human and organisational perspectives. In this paper we present and investigate an intense man-made disaster. Results show that mobile agents can in many ways augment the performance of communication systems working in extreme environments of mission critical emergency operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings: DMS 2005 - 11th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
EditorsAngela Guercio, Timothy Arndt
Place of PublicationSkokie, IL
PublisherKnowledge Systems Institute
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)1891706179
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, DMS 2005 - Banff, Canada
Duration: 5 Sept 20057 Sept 2005


Other11th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, DMS 2005


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