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Falko Dressler, "Resilient Worlds - Turning First Responders into Network Infrastructure," Keynote, 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM 2023), Cosenza, Italy, September 14, 2023.


Disruptions and major outages of our communication infrastructure pose a very realistic thread to our mission-critical infrastructure and may also severely impact our daily life. Lessons learned from previous natural disasters helped identifying problems but also solution spaces. In general, modern 5G networks promise to provide all means for communication in this domain, particularly when integrating mobile edge computing (MEC). From the perspective of two research concepts, we discuss the limitations when it comes to resilience in disaster scenarios. In particular, we will show how first responder trucks can be turned into mobile base stations to provide network coverage even when infrastructure such as the energy grid or the 5G base stations are down. We also discuss the idea of virtualized edge computing (V-Edge) that will enable edge computing even if the 5G edge servers are offline, overloaded, or simply not deployed in sufficient numbers.

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    author = {Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1109/ICT-DM58371.2023.10286952},
    title = {{Resilient Worlds - Turning First Responders into Network Infrastructure}},
    howpublished = {Keynote},
    publisher = {8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management (ICT-DM 2023)},
    location = {Cosenza, Italy},
    day = {14},
    month = {09},
    year = {2023},

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