Context aware data synchronisation during emergencies

Alireza Hassani, Pari Delir Haghighi, Frada Burstein, Scott Davey

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    Abstract

    Today emergency management teams highly use internet-connected devices to improve the accuracy and immediacy of data collection and sharing. However, most cloud-based data synchronisation models rely on centralised components to share their data between users and do not support situations where the internet connection is unreliable or unavailable. This becomes particularly important when working in disaster-affected areas, where the internet infrastructure itself may be damaged but multiple, offline users are within close range of each other. Peer-to-peer data synchronisation can provide a great opportunity for performing data synchronisation locally between the mobile peers in an offline mode. However, it introduces new challenges in terms of conflict resolution, security and data consistency and integrity. In this paper, we propose a context-aware peer to peer data synchronisation framework for mobile environments when the internet becomes unavailable. The proposed approach introduces novel methods for peer discovery, user authentication and authorisation, as well as managing data versioning.

    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationModeling and Using Context
    Subtitle of host publication10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2017, Paris, France, June 20–23, 2017, Proceedings
    EditorsPatrick Brézillon, Carlo Penco, Roy Turner
    Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages406-417
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319578378
    ISBN (Print)9783319578361
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
    EventInternational and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context - Paris, France
    Duration: 20 Jun 201723 Jun 2017

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume10257
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period20/06/1723/06/17

    Keywords

    • Context model
    • Context-aware computing
    • Data synchronisation

    Cite this

    Hassani, A., Delir Haghighi, P., Burstein, F., & Davey, S. (2017). Context aware data synchronisation during emergencies. In P. Brézillon, C. Penco, & R. Turner (Eds.), Modeling and Using Context: 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2017, Paris, France, June 20–23, 2017, Proceedings (pp. 406-417). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; Vol. 10257 ). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57837-8_34
    Hassani, Alireza ; Delir Haghighi, Pari ; Burstein, Frada ; Davey, Scott. / Context aware data synchronisation during emergencies. Modeling and Using Context: 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2017, Paris, France, June 20–23, 2017, Proceedings. editor / Patrick Brézillon ; Carlo Penco ; Roy Turner. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017. pp. 406-417 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ).
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    Hassani, A, Delir Haghighi, P, Burstein, F & Davey, S 2017, Context aware data synchronisation during emergencies. in P Brézillon, C Penco & R Turner (eds), Modeling and Using Context: 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2017, Paris, France, June 20–23, 2017, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science , vol. 10257 , Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 406-417, International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Paris, France, 20/06/17. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57837-8_34

    Context aware data synchronisation during emergencies. / Hassani, Alireza; Delir Haghighi, Pari; Burstein, Frada; Davey, Scott.

    Modeling and Using Context: 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2017, Paris, France, June 20–23, 2017, Proceedings. ed. / Patrick Brézillon; Carlo Penco; Roy Turner. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017. p. 406-417 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; Vol. 10257 ).

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    Hassani A, Delir Haghighi P, Burstein F, Davey S. Context aware data synchronisation during emergencies. In Brézillon P, Penco C, Turner R, editors, Modeling and Using Context: 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT 2017, Paris, France, June 20–23, 2017, Proceedings. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. 2017. p. 406-417. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57837-8_34