Lifeline communication system in the Internet

Takahiro Kikuchi, Masaaki Noro, Katsuyuki Yamazaki, Hideki Sunahara, Shinji Shimojo

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Abstract

The spread of the Internet has made it important as a potential means of lifeline communication. The Internet can fulfill a role in the everyday life of citizens by offering lifeline communication services such as the police, ambulance, gas, electricity, water service when an emergency occurs. In these lifeline communications, a caller needs to be able to communicate with the nearby lifeline service agency the same as on PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Networks) without being consciously aware of the path the caller's message is taking. Moreover, the lifeline service agency must be able to acquire the caller's location and identity. However, it is very difficult to transfer these essential functions from the PSTN to the Internet without making significant changes because of the large differences between the PSTN and the Internet. In this paper, we discuss how to obtain these functions for lifeline communications in the Internet. We further propose a model and implement a lifeline communication system on the Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2004 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops (Saint 2004Workshops)
Pages236-242
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 15
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - 2004 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops (Saint 2004Workshop) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2004 Jan 262004 Jan 30

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops

Other

OtherProceedings - 2004 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops (Saint 2004Workshop)
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period04/1/2604/1/30

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Kikuchi, T., Noro, M., Yamazaki, K., Sunahara, H., & Shimojo, S. (2004). Lifeline communication system in the Internet. In Proceedings - 2004 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops (Saint 2004Workshops) (pp. 236-242). (Proceedings - International Symposium on Applications and the Internet Workshops).