NEXES Produces A First Scientific Paper

The Paper Addresses the Role of IoT in Emergency Services

The NEXES RIA produced a first scientific paper dedicated to the application of the Internet of Things (IoT), telematics and smart devices as part of the technological array that improve emergency situational awareness for citizens and emergency services. The paper was subject to an independent peer-review process and accepted for presentation at the 1st International Workshop on Interoperability, Integration and Interconnection of Internet of Things Systems (I4T 2016), jointly held with the 1st IEEE International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation (IOTDI), from April 4th to 6th 2016, in Berlin.

Following a year of intense research and innovation effort, Rinicom, Teamnet, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems and the Innovation Team of the West Yorkshire Police approached the Conference’s thematic by describing two emergency use cases where smart environments, enabled by telematics and smart devices, enhance the levels of situational awareness for both citizens and emergency services, empowering both to act with increased effectiveness, safely and in security. The paper also addresses several scientific challenges to the satisfaction of pressing user requirements on emergency management.

Before a large scientifically-oriented audience, NEXES’s advances in the introduction of telematics and smart devices in emergency services were broadly discussed, so that the participation at the I4T 2016 became the first contribution to the NEXES Consortium’s effort to communicate the scientific innovation results of NEXES, share the acquired novel knowledge and engage with the scientific community, as part of an integrated communication strategy.

To read the paper, please go to the OpenAIRE community at  https://zenodo.org/record/154656.

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