Dynamic evacuation architecture using context-aware policy management

Ulrich Hofmann, Armin Veichtlbauer, Ilka Miloucheva

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In recent years, there is an increasing number of communication systems and intelligent tools supporting first responders and evacuees in the tasks of communication, decision-making, information exchange and coordination in emergency and crisis evacuation. This paper gives the state-of-the art of communication technologies for crisis and emergency evacuation and identifies challenges for usage of policies for intelligent information delivery, (re)configuration of communication services, sophisticated evacuation path distribution and automated control of the communication services of the evacuation systems. Enhancements of the emergency communication infrastructure based on intelligent context-aware policy management solutions are discussed considering emergency scenarios in building environments and groups of first responders and evacuees. Design of intelligent policy management facilities for crisis and emergency scenarios are discussed considering enhancements of ontology based autonomous policy management prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-49
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Science and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009


  • Building evacuation
  • Communication infrastructure
  • Context
  • Context-aware policy
  • Crisis
  • Emergency
  • Evacuees
  • First responders
  • Policy management
  • Time-critical information


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