Protocol optimization for integrated heterogeneous networks in disaster areas

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Abstract

In East-Japan Catastrophic Disaster in March 2011, the earthquake and tsunami dramatically affected communication infrastructures. Although cellular networks were available in some areas, network operators restricted call requests due to heavy network congestions. We experienced and learned that it is impossible to respond to dramatically increased communication demand only by using cellular networks, which implies the need of integrating any available networks to provide a huge number of people in disaster areas with network access services. To this end, we focus on an integrated heterogeneous network constructed by connecting regional networks deployed in stations, offices, etc. In such network, protocol optimization is a significant issue to achieve highly efficient utilization of network resources because the available resources are limited due to the damages of disasters and unstable power supply. In this research, we aim to optimize network protocols used in regional networks in terms of improving communication efficiency in the integrated heterogeneous network allowing network access in disaster areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 15th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2012
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 15th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2012 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2012 Sep 242012 Sep 27

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC
ISSN (Print)1347-6890

Other

Other2012 15th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period12/9/2412/9/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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