Ontology-Based Emergency Management System in a Social Cloud

Bhuvaneswari. A, Dr. G. R. Karpagam

The need for Emergency Management continually grows as the population and exposure to catastrophic failures increase. The ability to offer appropriate services at these emergency situations can be tackled through group communication mechanisms. The entities involved in the group communication include people, organizations, events, locations and essential services. Cloud computing is a "as a service" style of computing that enables on-demand network access to a shared pool of resources. So this work focuses on proposing a social cloud constituting group communication entities using an open source platform, Eucalyptus. The services are exposed as semantic web services, since the availability of machine-readable metadata (Ontology) will enable the access of these services more intelligently. The objective of this paper is to propose an Ontology-based Emergency Management System in a social cloud and demonstrate the same using emergency healthcare domain.

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