7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing

Research Article

Mobile XMPP and Cloud Service Collaboration: An Alliance for Flexible Disaster Management

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247108,
        author={Ronny Klauck and Michael Kirsche and Jan Gaebler and Sebastian Schoepke},
        title={Mobile XMPP and Cloud Service Collaboration: An Alliance for Flexible Disaster Management},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={COLLABORATECOM},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={xmpp cloud services collaboration mdns},
        doi={10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247108}
    }
    
  • Ronny Klauck
    Michael Kirsche
    Jan Gaebler
    Sebastian Schoepke
    Year: 2012
    Mobile XMPP and Cloud Service Collaboration: An Alliance for Flexible Disaster Management
    COLLABORATECOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.collaboratecom.2011.247108
Ronny Klauck1,*, Michael Kirsche2, Jan Gaebler1, Sebastian Schoepke2
  • 1: Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP)
  • 2: Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
*Contact email: klauck@ihp-microelectronics.com

Abstract

Recent crises like the Fukushima incident in Japan show that there is a demand for flexible and easy-to-use communication and sensor systems to support post-disaster management (i.e. the organization of actions in the follow-up of disasters), especially when critical infrastructure is affected. This paper introduces a system design that combines mobile XMPP-based and sensor-equipped devices with the flexibility of cloud services. This combination provides the communication between the different involved parties (e.g. rescue forces) and enables a global view on sensed data through the use of cloud-based storage and analysis services. Along with a discussion about requirements and a description of appropriate solutions and initial evaluations, we present new insights on the practical appliance of XMPP and potential enhancements for XMPP-based real life collaboration applications in hybrid (ad hoc and infrastructure) network scenarios.