Protecting People on the Move through VIRTUAL PERSONAL SECURITY

Dadong Wan, Anatole V. Gershman

Abstract

Ensuring personal safety for people on the move is becoming a heightened priority in today’s uncertain environment. Traditional approaches are no longer adequate in meeting rising demands in personal security. In this paper, we describe VIRTUAL PERSONAL SECURITY, a research prototype that demonstrates how technologies, such as ubiquitous surveillance cameras, location-aware PDAs and cell phones, wireless networks, and Web Services can be brought together to create a virtualized personal security service. By incorporating automatic service discovery, situated sensing and multimedia communication, the novel solution provides consumers with increasing availability, lower cost, and high flexibility. It also creates a new market for just-in-time micro security services, providing the owners of surveillance cameras a new revenue stream.

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in Harvard Style

Wan D. and V. Gershman A. (2004). Protecting People on the Move through VIRTUAL PERSONAL SECURITY . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2004) ISBN 972-8865-06-6, pages 139-146. DOI: 10.5220/0002658701390146


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iwuc04,
author={Dadong Wan and Anatole V. Gershman},
title={Protecting People on the Move through VIRTUAL PERSONAL SECURITY},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2004)},
year={2004},
pages={139-146},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002658701390146},
isbn={972-8865-06-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2004)
TI - Protecting People on the Move through VIRTUAL PERSONAL SECURITY
SN - 972-8865-06-6
AU - Wan D.
AU - V. Gershman A.
PY - 2004
SP - 139
EP - 146
DO - 10.5220/0002658701390146