A IoT Based Disaster Information Platform for Challenged Network Environment in Snow Countries

  • Yoshitaka ShibataEmail author
  • Yoshikazu Arai
  • Yoshia Saito
  • Jun Hakura
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 927)


In many snow countries, since the traffic information and communication networks infrastructures are not well developed due to their inherent weather and geological conditions and rapid progress of aging and depopulation, the resident’s safe livings are always suffered from those challenged environments, such as disasters, heavy snow, iced road conditions. In order to release from those serious problems, a new IoT based information platform is introduced in this paper. On the proposed platform, mobility such as cars and drones can performs information and communication means to organize an information infrastructure in challenged network environment where both wired and wireless network are not well installed such as mountain areas and coast areas in snow countries. In the disaster cases as emergency situations, drones are launched from cars and can organize temporal wireless mesh networks in the sky and can cover the wide communication areas. Thus by combing both the cars and drones, very important information related resident’s life and property can quickly and flexibly exchanged using this platform. In this paper, the general system configuration and architecture and its expected application for disasters are discussed.



The research was supported by Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Program Grant Number 181502003 by Ministry of Affairs and Communication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshitaka Shibata
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yoshikazu Arai
    • 1
  • Yoshia Saito
    • 1
  • Jun Hakura
    • 1
  1. 1.Iwate Prefectural UniversityTakizawaJapan

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