The Internet of Things to Support Urban Incident Responses

  • Rodrigo Santos
  • Javier Orozco
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
  • Roc Meseguer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8276)


Although the technological components required to implement Internet of Things (IoT) inspired solutions are already available, in most application scenarios it is not clear how to structure and combine them to reach a certain global behavior of a system. This paper proposes an architecture that helps design IoT-based systems that support the first responses during medium-size or large urban incidents. The main components of this architecture are characterized and the interactions between them are also specified. The usefulness of the proposed architecture is illustrated through its hypothetical use in a real urban emergency. The use of this proposal could be extended to other application areas such as security operatives and monitoring of patients at home.


Internet of things human-based wireless sensor networks emergency response urban emergencies ambient intelligence information sharing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Santos
    • 1
  • Javier Orozco
    • 1
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
    • 2
  • Roc Meseguer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and ComputersIIIE, UNS-CONICETArgentina
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad de ChileChile
  3. 3.Computer Science DepartmentUniversidad Politécnica de CataluñaSpain

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