Edge Computing and IoT Based Research for Building Safe Smart Cities Resistant to Disasters
Teruo Higashino, Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Akihito Hiromori, Akira Uchiyama and Keiichi Yasumoto
Osaka University, Osaka University, Osaka University, Osaka University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

Recently, several researches concerning with smart and connected communities have been studied. Soon the 4G / 5G technology becomes popular, and cellular base stations will be densely located in the urban space. They may offer intelligent services for autonomous driving, urban environment improvement, disaster mitigation, elderly/disabled people support and so on. Such infrastructure might function as edge servers for disaster support base. In this paper, we enumerate several research issues to be developed in the ICDCS community in the next decade in order for building safe smart cities resistant to disasters. In particular, we focus on (A) up-to-date urban crowd mobility prediction and (B) resilient disaster information gathering mechanisms based on the edge computing paradigm. We investigate recent related works and projects, and introduce our on-going research work and insight for disaster mitigation.