RecureShare - Internet-less application distribution mechanism for internet-less emergency communication systems

Seigi Matsumoto, Yutaka Arakawa, Edgar Marko Trono, Keiichi Yasumoto

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Abstract

Currently, many studies are being done on smartphone-based disaster communication systems. However, most existing systems assume that all required applications are installed in the smartphones of all participants before the disaster occurs, which is unrealistic in actual disaster scenarios. If an Internet connection is unavailable, obtaining the applications necessary for communication becomes difficult because most applications are provided through the Internet by platforms such as Google Play. In this paper, we propose a mechanism for distributing applications and present its implementation. Our method uses the default web browser and tethering function of the Android operating system. These, combined with a web server embedded in our application, enable Internet-less application distribution. To evaluate the feasibility of our proposed system, we conducted an experiment with four participants who are unfamiliar with our application. Results show that the participants understood the system and were able to obtain the application without an Internet connection within a short span of time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages512-517
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479984251
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 24 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication, PerCom Workshops 2015 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: Mar 23 2015Mar 27 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2015

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication, PerCom Workshops 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period3/23/153/27/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Health(social science)

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    Matsumoto, S., Arakawa, Y., Trono, E. M., & Yasumoto, K. (2015). RecureShare - Internet-less application distribution mechanism for internet-less emergency communication systems. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2015 (pp. 512-517). [7134090] (2015 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOMW.2015.7134090