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Experience with "bre channel in the environment of the ATLAS DAQ prototypè!1a project Abstract Fibre Channel equipment has been evaluated in the environment of the ATLAS DAQ prototypè!1a. Fibre Channel PCI and PMC cards have been tested on PowerPC-based VME processor boards running LynxOS and on Pentium-based personal computers running Windows NT. The(More)
In recent years the explosive growth of smartphones and the evolution of mobile communication networks have certainly revolutionized the way how people communicate and access information. This revolution is even more tangible in developing countries where mobile devices are becoming the preferred way to access services for their daily activities. In this(More)
The role of common citizens within the emergency management (EM) process is crucial in order to support efficiently the operators' activities during the response phase. Moreover, their participation is strictly related to their profile and their experience in previous events. In a previous contribution we identified the different roles that the citizens can(More)
Nowadays, modern mobile devices are becoming true personal computer that allow us to exploit new typologies of applications by combining several technologies such as camera, GPS, 3D graphics and permanent Internet connection. The resulting integration of such technologies allows to run complex applications, such as augmented reality and Social Networks. The(More)
Recent natural disasters have led crisis management organizations to revise their protocols so as to rely on the contribution of a wider range of actors, including simple citizens as well as expert operators, to support decision making activities. Reliable and timely information sharing among members of distributed teams of disaster responders has become(More)