Welcome to MODIES 2008
First International Workshop on MObile and DIstributed approaches in Emergency Scenarios
The field of medical emergencies is more dynamic and subject
to context variability compared to other e-health fields.
The emergency management domain is very information-intensive
and mission-critical, and the involved tasks exhibit wide heterogeneity,
difficulties in communicating and in physically reaching the place.
The efficiency of the assistance is an aspect of vital importance,
so that all involved people (healthcare workers, drivers, police,
firemen, and so on) need to communicate, coordinate
and access distributed resources in a simple and fast way.
The employed resources (users and medical devices) must dynamically
organize themselves in a temporary net, where communication links
are established just in time.
Therefore, the major requirements of such support systems are dynamicity and context-awareness, ie they have to easily self-configure and adapt to the situation variability.
The above described context demands the adoption of very innovative and powerful paradigms, much more dynamic and flexible than those usually adopted for conventional distributed systems.
The workshop will focus on mobile and distributed approaches to face the issues of emergency scenarios, and to support involved actors in their tasks.
This workshop solicits papers (from researchers and practitioners) that address key issues, open problems, models, infrastructures and innovative applications related to mobile and distributed approaches in emergency scenarios.
Address of the Conference:
Holiday Club Tampere Spa Lapinniemenranta 1233180 Tampere, Finland
|Paper Submission Deadline:||September 30th, 2007||October 10th, 2007|
|Notification to Authors:||November 2nd, 2007||November 16th, 2007|
|Camera Ready:||November 16th, 2007||November 30th, 2007|
Francesco De Mola
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy