E-Flow: A Communication System for User Notification in Dynamic Evacuation Scenarios

  • Augusto Morales
  • Ramon Alcarria
  • Tomás Robles
  • Edwin Cedeño
  • Erno Peter Cosma
  • Javier Bermejo
  • Francisco Perez Arribas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8276)


Most of the current evacuation plans are based on static signaling, fixed monitoring infrastructure, and limited user notification and feedback mechanisms. These facts lead to lower situation awareness, in the case event of an emergency, such as blocked emergency exits, while delaying the reaction time of individuals. In this context, we introduce the E-Flow communication system, which improves the user awareness by integrating personal, mobile and fixed devices with the existing monitoring infrastructure. Our system broadens the notification and monitoring alternatives, in real time, among, safety staff, end-users and evacuation related devices, such as sensors and actuators.


evacuation communication system publish/subscribe MQTT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Augusto Morales
    • 1
  • Ramon Alcarria
    • 1
  • Tomás Robles
    • 1
  • Edwin Cedeño
    • 1
  • Erno Peter Cosma
    • 1
  • Javier Bermejo
    • 1
  • Francisco Perez Arribas
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of MadridMadridSpain

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