Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiQuitous 2012, Beijing, China, December 12-14, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

MES: A System for Location-Aware Smart Messaging in Emergency Situations

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_23,
        author={Alaa Almagrabi and Seng Loke and Torab Torabi},
        title={MES: A System for Location-Aware Smart Messaging in Emergency Situations},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiQuitous 2012, Beijing, China, December 12-14, 2012. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2013},
        month={9},
        keywords={context-aware messaging and addressing emergency systems spatial information ad-hoc communication ontology},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_23}
    }
    
  • Alaa Almagrabi
    Seng Loke
    Torab Torabi
    Year: 2013
    MES: A System for Location-Aware Smart Messaging in Emergency Situations
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_23
Alaa Almagrabi1,*, Seng Loke1,*, Torab Torabi1,*
  • 1: Latrobe University
*Contact email: aoalmagrabi@students.latrobe.edu.au, S.Loke@latrobe.edu.au, T.Torabi@latrobe.edu.au

Abstract

Location is considered the most significant element of context in ubiquitous computing. Location information, besides system context information, can offer rich queries for handling information especially in emergency systems. This paper introduces the Mona Emergency System that uses context information in providing emergency services such as sending warning messages to an identified location. MES context information includes actor, danger and point of interest information. This paper describes the MES methodology to obtain and distribute warning messages during emergency situations. MES is a new approach that defines message targets and content using spatial relations.