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Communication between Power Blackout and Mobile Network Overload

Reuter, Christian (2023)
Communication between Power Blackout and Mobile Network Overload.
In: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 2014, 6 (2)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00022506
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Communication between Power Blackout and Mobile Network Overload
Language: English
Date: 27 February 2023
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2014
Publisher: IGI Global
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Volume of the journal: 6
Issue Number: 2
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00022506
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Origin: Secondary publication service

In cases of power outages the communication of organizations responsible for recovery work (emergency services, public administration, energy network operators) to the public poses several challenges, primarily the breakdowns of many communication infrastructures and therefore the limitations of the use of classical communication media. This paper surveys technical concepts to support crisis communication during blackouts. Therefore it first investigates the perception and information demands of citizens and communication infrastructures in different scenarios. Furthermore, it analyzes communication infrastructures and their availability in different scenarios. Finally it proposes ‘BlaCom', an ICT-based concept for blackout communication, which addresses the time span between the occurrence of the energy blackout and the possible overload of the mobile phone network. It combines general information with location-specific and setting-specific information, was implemented as a prototype smartphone application and evaluated with 12 potential end users.

Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-225065
Classification DDC: 000 Generalities, computers, information > 000 Generalities
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications, transportation
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science > Science and Technology for Peace and Security (PEASEC)
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2023 11:20
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2023 18:02
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/22506
PPN: 510860605
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