EmergencyGrid: Planning in Convergence Environments

Natasha C. Queiroz Lino, Clauirton de A. Siebra, Manoel Amaro, Austin Tate

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Government agencies are often responsible for event handling, planning, coordination, and status reporting during emergency response in natural disaster events such as floods, tsunamis and earthquakes. Across such a range of emergency response scenarios, there is a common set of requirements that distributed intelligent computer systems generally address. To support the implementation of these requirements, some researchers are proposing the creation of grids, where final interface and processing nodes perform joint work supported by a network infrastructure. The aim of this project is to extend the concepts of emergency response grids, using a convergence scenario between web and other computational platforms. Our initial work focuses on the Interactive Digital TV platform, where we intend to transform individual TV devices into active final nodes, using a hierarchical planning structure. We describe the architecture of this approach and an initial prototype specification that is being developed to validate some concepts and illustrate the advantages of this convergence planning environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop (SPARK)
Subtitle of host publication26-Jun-2012, at the 22nd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-2012), Atibaia, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


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