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Title: Smart pilgrim: A mobile-sensor-cloud based system to safeguard pilgrims through smart environment
Authors: Kulshrestha T.
Niyogi, Rajdeep
Misra, Manoj
Patel D.
Prasad S.
Patel P.
Xia Y.
Sureka A.
Ucar B.
Kothapalli K.
Govindaraju M.
Goel S.
Halappanavar M.
Madduri K.
Saxena V.
Alum S.
Kalyanararnan A.
Barnas M.
Published in: Proceedings of 2017 10th International Conference on Contemporary Computing, IC3 2017
Abstract: Smart environment at holy places integrates various intelligent devices, infrastructures, and services to monitor and control pilgrims' activities with efficiency. Smart pilgrim management requires aggregation of surrounding informatics for sustainable development of pilgrimage tourism. Some conventional sensing techniques, such as sensor networks are used to gather real time data. The management of large congregation is a primary factor in ensuring human's safety. In this paper, we investigate how sensor, mobile, and cloud technologies can be coupled together to address the pilgrim's safety, especially sensing, storing and analyzing the enormous number of pilgrims' whereabouts information in the smart environment. The existing solutions require a tag to track pilgrim. These tags need expensive sensors to detect them which results in high infrastructure cost. We develop a portable sensing system, named Smart Pilgrim, which uses pilgrims' smartphone whenever possible instead of tags. For sensing pilgrims' smartphones, we develop a sensing unit consisting of an Android based smartphone and an external Wi-Fi adapter. An extensive set of experiments is performed to evaluate the proposed system. The system developed is cost efficient, and will be helpful in congregation management. © 2017 IEEE.
Citation: Proceedings of 2017 10th International Conference on Contemporary Computing, IC3 2017, (2018), 1- 6
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Keywords: Access Points
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ISBN: 9.78E+12
Author Scopus IDs: 55583922600
Author Affiliations: Kulshrestha, T., Department of CSE, IIT Roorkee, United States
Niyogi, R., Department of CSE, IIT Roorkee, United States
Misra, M., Department of CSE, IIT Roorkee, United States
Patel, D., IBM T. J. Watson, Research Center USA, United States
Funding Details: ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to thank Divya Saxena (Research Scholar, IIT Roorkee) for her significant contributions in this work. We also thank to RailTel IITR Centre of Excellence in Telecom (RICET) for providing us financial support under the project grant RCI-763(2)-ECD.
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