Conference paper Open Access
Suciu, George; Istrate, Cristiana; Filip, Dorinel; Poenaru, Vlad; Scheianu, Andrei; Cigale, Matej
A real-time telemetry system can bring a major difference when situations of emergency arise. This enables people and authorities to save lives and property in case of disasters. In case of floods, a warning issued with enough time before the event will allow for reservoir operators to gradually reduce water levels, people to reinforce their homes, hospitals to be prepared to receive more patients, authorities to prepare and provide help. Such a system collects data from real time sensors, processes the information using tools such as predictive simulation, and provides warning services or interactive facilities for the public to obtain more information. Taking this into account, we propose the development of a use case for environment monitoring in case of a disaster based on environmental legislation, disaster classification and their effects, developing a regional and national data repository with monitored data, knowledge and good practices applied in disaster management. SWITCH (Software Workbench for Interactive, Time Critical and Highly self-adaptive Cloud applications) addresses the urgent industrial need for developing and executing time critical applications in Clouds. The typical implementation for a disaster early warning system is based on a server running virtual machines, while SWITCH will enable to run the components in container.