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CORR
2010
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SHIELD: Social sensing and Help In Emergency using mobiLe Devices

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SHIELD: Social sensing and Help In Emergency using mobiLe Devices
School and College campuses face a perceived threat of violent crimes and require a realistic plan against unpredictable emergencies and disasters. Existing emergency systems (e.g., 911, campus-wide alerts) are quite useful, but provide delayed response (often tens of minutes) and do not utilize proximity or locality. There is a need to augment such systems with proximity-based systems for more immediate response to attempt to prevent and deter crime. In this paper we propose SHIELD, an on-campus emergency rescue and alert management service. It is a fully distributed infrastructure-less platform based on proximity-enabled trust and cooperation. It relies on localized responses, sent using Bluetooth and/or WiFi on the fly to achieve minimal response time and maximal availability thereby augmenting the traditional notion of emergency services. Analysis of campus crime statistics and WLAN traces surprisingly show a strong positive correlation (over 55%) between on-campus crime statistics...
Gautam S. Thakur, Mukul Sharma, Ahmed Helmy
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CORR
Authors Gautam S. Thakur, Mukul Sharma, Ahmed Helmy
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