A WSN-driven service discovery technique for disaster recovery using mobile ad hoc networks

Yasser Gadallah, M. Adel Serhani

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Mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) can be used quite effectively to manage resource allocation in operations such as search and rescue, military combat, and firefighting. In the event that an operations area, e.g. in case of disaster rescue operations, is large, the use of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) can be crucial in locating the spots of highest need of rescue resources. We can adapt the techniques of service discovery in MANET for use in the process of searching for and allocating the most proper rescue resource for encountered emergency situations and needs. This service discovery operation can therefore be triggered by findings of the WSNs that have been deployed in several locations within the operations area. We call the emergency response personnel "service providers". Service providers are equipped with lightweight communication devices. In this study, we devise the protocol by which this entire operation is conducted. We also experiment with the proposed technique and present some results that show its performance under different operating conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IFIP Wireless Days, WD 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IFIP Wireless Days, WD 2011 - Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Duration: Oct 10 2011Oct 12 2011

Publication series

NameIFIP Wireless Days
ISSN (Print)2156-9711
ISSN (Electronic)2156-972X


Other2011 IFIP Wireless Days, WD 2011
CityNiagara Falls, ON


  • WSN
  • emergecy response
  • service discovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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