Milk carton: Family tracing and reunification system using face recognition over a DTN with deployed computing nodes

Edgar Marko Trono, Manato Fujimoto, Hirohiko Suwa, Yutaka Arakawa, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

During the recovery period after disasters, Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR) is the process by which separated family members are reunited. Traditional FTR methods rely on paper-based registries and notice boards, which cannot automatically match missing person queries with existing records and cannot be efficiently disseminated. Furthermore, lost children or people with disabilities may not be capable of supplying the text-based personal information required by registry forms. Finally, current digital FTR systems require the Internet for data delivery and storage, which may be unavailable during a disaster scenario. To overcome these limitations, we propose the Milk Carton FTR system. Milk Carton uses the Eigenfaces face recognition algorithm to automatically match missing person queries with existing records, without requiring text-based personal information. The system uses Computing Nodes, commodity devices deployed in evacuation centers, to handle record and query creation, data storage, and matching. To handle data delivery without the Internet, Milk Carton leverages response team vehicles as data ferries. The ferries store, carry, and forward records and queries across the system. In this study, we present the design of the Milk Carton system and initial performance evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdjunct Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages24-28
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450347594
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 28 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2016 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: Nov 28 2016Dec 1 2016

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Volume28-November-2016

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2016
CountryJapan
CityHiroshima
Period11/28/1612/1/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Trono, E. M., Fujimoto, M., Suwa, H., Arakawa, Y., & Yasumoto, K. (2016). Milk carton: Family tracing and reunification system using face recognition over a DTN with deployed computing nodes. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, MobiQuitous 2016 (pp. 24-28). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; Vol. 28-November-2016). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3004010.3006380