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Cloud Computing On Mobile Multimedia Application
Shalini Goyal Vikas Choudhary Imran Khan
International Journal of Electronics Communication and Computer Engineering , 2012,
Abstract: Could computing is the new technology that has various advantages and it is an adoptable technology in this present scenario. The main advantage of the cloud computing is that this technology reduces the cost effectiveness for the implementation of hardware, software and License for all. In the past decade, due to technological advancement in wireless communications, Mobile computing and multimedia steaming mobile multimedia has experienced on explosive development. This paper shows the key issues of Mobile Multimedia using cloud computing and the issues that need to take into consideration in the future
Survey on Multimedia Technologies for Mobile Learning Applications  [PDF]
Informatica Economica Journal , 2009,
Abstract: Mobile technologies are developing very fast. This paper presents a survey on multimedia technologies for mobile learning applications, focusing on multimedia programming techniques for Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Java ME.
Mobile Multimedia Recommendation in Smart Communities: A Survey  [PDF]
Feng Xia,Nana Yaw Asabere,Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed,Jing Li,Xiangjie Kong
Computer Science , 2013,
Abstract: Due to the rapid growth of internet broadband access and proliferation of modern mobile devices, various types of multimedia (e.g. text, images, audios and videos) have become ubiquitously available anytime. Mobile device users usually store and use multimedia contents based on their personal interests and preferences. Mobile device challenges such as storage limitation have however introduced the problem of mobile multimedia overload to users. In order to tackle this problem, researchers have developed various techniques that recommend multimedia for mobile users. In this survey paper, we examine the importance of mobile multimedia recommendation systems from the perspective of three smart communities, namely, mobile social learning, mobile event guide and context-aware services. A cautious analysis of existing research reveals that the implementation of proactive, sensor-based and hybrid recommender systems can improve mobile multimedia recommendations. Nevertheless, there are still challenges and open issues such as the incorporation of context and social properties, which need to be tackled in order to generate accurate and trustworthy mobile multimedia recommendations.
Framework for Smart Agent-based Mobile Multimedia Applications  [cached]
Ashraf Ahmad,Bashar Ahmad
International Journal of Advancements in Technology , 2012,
Abstract: The mobile multimedia enabled a lot of applications, which includes E-healthcare, distributed data right management, ICT, and mobile TV. Thus the need for an open architecture to handle all these types of multimedia in mobile environment is necessity. In this paper we will present a framework for smart multimedia mobile applications based on agents. The purpose of this framework is to assist mobile multimedia applications to run seamlessly, smartly and to adapt it-self based on various changeable environment variables such as location, context, device and network parameters. The framework consists of several components such as Mobile multimedia application, Multimedia service proxy, Multimedia service provider, Broker, Multimedia server and User profile to achieve framework target.
An Autonomic Multimedia and Information Service Gateway for Mobile Devices  [PDF]
Yuhong Li,Shuwen Pan,Na He,Yi Zhao,Huichun Su,Kuifei Yu,Jian Ma
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks , 2009, DOI: 10.1080/15501320802575187
Abstract: With the increase of the networking functions of the mobile handheld devices, today there is a strong need for receiving multimedia through mobile handheld devices. However, the current streaming technologies cannot well satisfy the users' need due to the large network bandwidth requirement and high price. And the infrastructure of broadcasting oriented for a mobile handheld device, such as DVB-H, are not yet popular in the daily life.
Active Disaster Response System for a Smart Building  [PDF]
Chun-Yen Lin,Edward T.-H Chu,Lun-Wei Ku,Jane W. S. Liu
Sensors , 2014, DOI: 10.3390/s140917451
Abstract: Disaster warning and surveillance systems have been widely applied to help the public be aware of an emergency. However, existing warning systems are unable to cooperate with household appliances or embedded controllers; that is, they cannot provide enough time for preparedness and evacuation, especially for disasters like earthquakes. In addition, the existing warning and surveillance systems are not responsible for collecting sufficient information inside a building for relief workers to conduct a proper rescue action after a disaster happens. In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of a proof of concept prototype, named the active disaster response system (ADRS), which automatically performs emergency tasks when an earthquake happens. ADRS can interpret Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages, published by an official agency, and actuate embedded controllers to perform emergency tasks to respond to the alerts. Examples of emergency tasks include opening doors and windows and cutting off power lines and gas valves. In addition, ADRS can maintain a temporary network by utilizing the embedded controllers; hence, victims trapped inside a building are still able to post emergency messages if the original network is disconnected. We conducted a field trial to evaluate the effectiveness of ADRS after an earthquake happened. Our results show that compared to manually operating emergency tasks, ADRS can reduce the operation time by up to 15 s, which is long enough for people to get under sturdy furniture, or to evacuate from the third floor to the first floor, or to run more than 100 m.
New Trends on Ubiquitous Mobile Multimedia Applications  [cached]
Rodrigues JoelJPC,Oliveira Marco,Vaidya Binod
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking , 2010,
Abstract: Mobile devices present the opportunity to enhance our fast-growing and globally connected society, improving user-experience through novel approaches for information dissemination through mobile communication. The research community is developing new technologies, services, and applications to enable ubiquitous environments based on mobile technology. This paper tackles several important challenges such as communication cost and device limitations for development of ubiquitous multimedia applications. And we propose a system for news delivery using a set of wireless multimedia applications. For this purpose, we have performed a case study with Apple iPhone's platform, featuring two multimedia application contexts, namely, Web and native applications. The multimedia mobile applications draw on iPhone's assets, enabling context-awareness to distribute news, improving communication efficiency and setting-up viewing optimizations, thus enhancing user-experience. The proposed system is evaluated and validated through a series of real-life experiments on real devices, with online full availability. Moreover, due to the Web application availability, the system is not restrained to Apple's iPhone platform, but can also benefit users with other devices.
Dealing with Environmental Disaster: The Intervention of Community Emergency Teams (CET) in the 2010 Israeli Forest Fire Disaster  [cached]
Javier Simonovich,Moshe Sharabi
Journal of Sustainable Development , 2013, DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v6n2p86
Abstract: In December, 2010, a large forest fire broke out in the Carmel Forest in Israel near the city of Haifa and spread throughout the communities of the Carmel Seashore Regional Council. The fire left forty-four casualties and thousands of square kilometers burned. This paper describes the effective performance during the fire of Community Emergency Teams (CET) established and trained during the previous year in residential areas, to be ready to react in any community emergency, whether security situation or natural disaster. The CETs were organized according to a community preparedness model developed by the Community Work Service of the Ministry of Welfare to provide an immediate local response until official forces arrive at the scene. CETs alerted and enlisted residents, provided information, and guided them through evacuation as well as taking care of private and public property and participating in fighting the fire. The success of CETs is due to three identifiable stages: First, volunteer training and preparation to gain personal and community resilience. Second, cohesive and organized action taken by the CETs during the four day blaze. Third, the recognition and reinforcement gained by volunteers and residents at the community level. It is suggested that the model be applied to as many communities as possible for a fast suitable reaction in any type of emergency situation in Israel.
Building Fire Safety Audit at Faculty X, University of Indonesia, Year 2006  [PDF]
Fatma Lestari,RM. Yodan Amaral Panindrus
Makara Seri Teknologi , 2008,
Abstract: Building Fire Safety Audit at Faculty X, University of Indonesia, Year 2006. Fire may cause loss of life, material and valuable assets. The objective of this study is to conduct audit for fire safety and emergency response in the building at Faculty X, University of Indonesia, Depok. The audit results on the building fire safety facilities including emergency response and preparedness are then compared to the Building Code Australia (BCA) and Indonesian regulation on the building fire safety (Kep.MenPU.No 10 and 11/KPTS/2000). The building selected are Building A, B, C, D, F and G. Building classification for A, B, D, F and G are classified as Class 5, while Building C is classified as Class 9b. Variable which are evaluated including emergency exit, building structure, fire alarm and detector, communication and fire warning system, evacuation procedure, portable fire extinguishers, hydrant, sprinkler, and emergency response preparedness. Results suggested that emergency exit is locked, and this is not comply to the regulation. Building structure has been complied to the regulation since it was made of concrete. Fire detector and alarm only provided in Building G, while other building is not available. There is no evacuation procedure available. Portable fire extinguisher has been available in all the building. Hydrant an sprinkler only available in building G. There is no emergency response preparedness in this faculty. In conclusion, the fire safety facilities in this faculty need to be improved.
Assessment of the material properties of a fire damaged building  [PDF]
Oladipupo OLOMO,Olufikayo ADERINLEWO,Moses TANIMOLA,Silvana CROOPE
Constructii : Journal of Civil Engineering Research , 2012,
Abstract: This study identifies a process for assessing the material properties of a fire damaged building so as to determine whether the remains can be utilized in construction or be demolished. Physical and chemical analysis were carried out on concrete and steel samples taken from various elements of the building after thorough visual inspection of the entire building had been conducted. The physical (non-destructive) tests included the Schmidt hammer and ultrasonic pulse velocity tests on the concrete samples, tensile strength test on the steel samples and chemical tests involving the assessment of the quantities of cement, sulphates and chloride concentrations in the samples. A redesign of the building elements was also carried out and the results were compared with the existing design. The non-destructive test results indicated compressive strengths as low as 9.9 N/mm2, the tensile strength test indicated a maximum strength of 397.48 N/mm2 and the chemical test indicated chloride contents as high as 0.534 g per gramme of concrete. These properties deviated significantly from standard requirements. Based on these results, it was concluded that the remains of the building should be demolished.
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