SPATH: Finding the Safest Walking Path in Smart Cities

Given the fact that more than 1 million crimes happened in USA every year, public safety becomes one of the most important concerns. Although many public safety related applications have been commercialized, how to guarantee safely walking to a destination especially in an unfamiliar city is still challenging. To provide a safe walking navigation in smart cities, the authors design a novel application SPATH (the Safest PATH). To support this service, wireless cameras, existing cellular infrastructure, and vehicles with underutilized computing resources are utilized to process and transmit surveillance videos, which can be viewed by users to check the current safety status of walking paths. Noting the long-distance transmission of a large volume of videos may cause network congestion; video summarizing technology, which is realized by utilizing the underutilized computing capability in vehicles, is applied to extract valuable information from a video file while effectively compressing its data size. Since the quality of service for this application is strongly correlated with the latency of delivering videos, the authors formulate a latency minimization problem by jointly considering the computing resource allocation and computing task assignment. A fast iterative matching is proposed with low complexity to effectively solve the optimization problem. Simulation results demonstrated the effectiveness and efficiency of the authors' solution.


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  • Accession Number: 01717708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2019 10:33AM