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Post-Disaster Situation Analysis and Resource Management Using Delay-Tolerant Peer-to-Peer Wireless Networks (DISARM)

Objectives: To develop (i) A wireless communication infrastructure using the disruption –prone network with the help of smart phone and
allied rapidly deployable device based peer-to-peer Delay Tolerant Network; (ii) A robust Framework that will lead to a global need
assessment from the piecewise localized views of the rescue teams and victims; and, (iii) A coordination system to guide the resource
distribution process to provide core disaster management services to the victims.

Lead Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur


Mobile Broadband Service Support over Cognitive Radio Networks

Objectives: This project aims to study and investigate (i) Limits of communication, performance analysis – distributed systems
characteristic of healthcare; (ii) Spectrum Sensing – tradeoffs for QoS;

(iii) Interference management – EMI to healthcare equipment; (iv) Cross-layer optimization & scheduling issues; (v) Hardware
platform development; and, (vi) Location and security issues.

Lead Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


Virtual Assistant for Mobile Devices using Voice and Gesture Technologies

Objectives: Current interfaces on a mobile phone are based on alpha-numeric keys and touch technologies, which expect a human being to
operate over a tiny area. These interfaces are extremely sub-optimal and restricted for literate/illiterate and differently-abled. Our
proposal aims to overcome this limitation of and build a rich interface using voice and gesture based technologies for a multi-modal
mobile interaction and computing.

Lead Institute: International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad


HumanSense: Towards context aware sensing, inference and actuation for applications in Energy and Healthcare

Objectives: To develop systems combining relevant sensors and diverse mobile platforms for collecting useful domain specific
information and correspondingly develop algorithms for efficient inference and decision making based on collected real world data.

Lead Institute: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi


De-congesting India's transportation networks using mobile device

Objectives: The proposal envisages the use of mobile phones to estimate congestion and traffic patterns on urban roads. Based on the
congestion metrics obtained, the proposal aims to develop algorithms and tools for traffic planning and management, using the mobile
phone as a service platform.

Lead Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras


CARTS: Communication Assisted Road Transportation System

Objectives: To create an overarching communication framework that can help ease congestion, while also making it much easier for consumers
to use public transportation systems. This framework will alleviate road traffic issues using information gathered from and disseminated
via mobile phones.

Lead Institute: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay


Remote Health: A Framework for Healthcare Services using Mobile and Sensor-Cloud Technologies

Objectives: (i) To find efficient solutions to pervasive healthcare services over wireless networks while ensuring the quality of service
requirements. (ii) To find suitable mechanism for representation of healthcare data using semi-structured data model and integration of
such data model with sensor-cloud towards building a cloud-based Electronic Health Record System. (iii) To develop service integration
(like video-medic) techniques and knowledge extraction techniques for mobile healthcare applications.

Lead Institute: Jadavpur University, Kolkata


Uncoordinated, Secure and Energy Aware Access in Distributed Wireless Networks

Objectives: This project proposal envisages the design of communication strategies in uncoordinated network settings, e.g. military
networks/vehicular networks with the following three main features. (i) Efficient multi-user distributed strategies for maximizing the
data-rates under communication constraints on power/bandwidth/delay, while coordinating the participating users with limited information
exchange; (ii) Enhanced secure data access in distributed wireless systems where information dissemination to unwanted entities should be
guarded against. (iii) Protocols and fundamental limits of data rate transmission in uncoordinated networks with renewable energy sources,
e.g. solar/wind energy.

Lead Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay


Micronet - Mobile Infrastructure for Coastal Region Offshore Communications & Networks

Objectives: Project’s primary objectives are to provide a Mobile Infrastructure for coastal regions of India to enable Offshore
Communications and to solve the technology challenges faced by the fishermen community in India today, specifically in providing
communications and connectivity while they are out at sea. The validation goal is to realize low cost hybrid terrestrial and marine based
environment solution in a “phased manner”.

Lead Institute: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore