Christopher Dugan

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Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) are an increasingly important networking paradigm that will be the backbone of important defense and first response networks. Group decision-making is key to these environments, but is made difficult when MANETs are introduced due to network disruptions, bandwidth limitations, and host mobility patterns. Results gathered(More)
This paper discusses the application of distributed constraint optimization to coordination in disaster management situations under sub-optimal network conditions. It presents an example system for the problem of shelter assignment and outlines some of the challenges and future research directions that must be addressed before real-world deployment of(More)
Evacuation or sheltering of neighborhoods, cities, or regions is a major component of responding to any natural or other disaster. Poorly chosen and uncoordinated destinations can quickly overwhelm shelter capacities. Insufficient knowledge and decision processes may also lead to mismatches between evacuee needs and shelter capabilites, such as advanced(More)
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