Yoshitaka Shibata

Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

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  • Goshi Sato, Noriki Uchida, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: In order to temporally recover the information network infrastructure in disaster areas on the East Japan Great Earthquake on March 11, 2011, various wireless network technologies such as satellite IP network, 3G, Wi-Fi were effectively used. However, since those wireless networks are individually introduced and installed, but not totally integrated, some of networks were congested due to the sudden network traffic generation and unbalanced traffic distribution, eventually the total network could not effectively function. In this paper, by integrating those wireless networks into a cognitive wireless network, user can use this cognitive network as an access network to Internet by selecting the best network even though the serious disaster occurred. We introduce an OpenFlow based access network to automatically select the best network link and route among the possible access networks to Internet by periodically monitoring their network states and evaluate the those using extended AHP method. In order to verify the usefulness of our proposed system, a prototype system is constructed and its performance is evaluated.
    2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA); 05/2014
  • Kenta Ito, Go Hirakawa, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: Japan is prone to natural disasters occurring including earthquakes, tsunami, typhoon, heavy rain and snow. A wide range and quick information gathering systems are needed after a disaster has occurred. In addition, wireless networks are very useful at a disaster has occurred. By using wireless networks, we can build a network quickly using moving vehicles. But there is a challenging communication environment in hilly and mountainous areas and after a disaster has occurred where communication is completely disabled. In this paper, we introduce SODiCS (Spatial and Temporal Omni directional Video Distribution and Collection System) for challenged communication environment. Data gathered using Omni directional camera and sensor is transmitted to all of the users through a web application. The user can see the data gathered on GIS map as a web service. We equipped the system with two modes of video distribution functions, Live View mode and Storage View mode. The system configuration and architecture are explained and a prototype system is constructed to evaluate the performance of our system.
    2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA); 05/2014
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    ABSTRACT: There were serious damages in the northern part of Japan by the East Japan Great Earthquake on March 11, 2011. In order to quickly find and rescue the missing people and understand the disaster state in the damaged areas, it is required to widely monitor and quickly collect the information and images with disaster areas just after disaster. However, because of luck of power supply and communication network failure, it is very difficult to monitor the disaster area and transmit the image information to the headquarters. In this paper, we introduce a wireless ballooned monitoring system which is organized by high resolution omni-directional camera and wireless LAN to take images from the sky and sends them to the relay station on the ground. Thus, the images of wide areas in the disaster place ware monitored to quickly make decision for rescue on the disaster headquarter.
    2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA); 05/2014
  • Go Hirakawa, Phyu Phyu Kywe, Kenta Ito, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, we introduce a disaster area information gathering and distribution system SODiCS, which is expected to be an effective disaster prevention system in disaster-prone Japan. Moreover, we introduce automotive sensor data platform COMOSE, which can easily handle multiple sensor nodes. Subsequently, we declare functional requirements of SODiCS system and show that it is possible to implement SODiCS system of over COMOSE platform.
    2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA); 05/2014
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    ABSTRACT: In this research, we build the system which can gather safety information to the disaster countermeasures headquarters by adjusting refugees information quickly in the evacuation centers at the time of wide-scale disaster. In this system, use of the personal number card issued by social security number program is assumed. Using this personal number card, the refugees information is registered into the Refugees Personal Information DB Server. The registered refugees information is gathered by the disaster countermeasures headquarters, and evacuation center information is publicized from each local government. By practical use of this research, at the time of wide-scale disaster like the Great East Japan Earthquake, this system realizes quick gathering of refugees information. Relief supplies can be correctly rationed to each evacuation center by the disaster countermeasures headquarters grasps refugees detailed information.
    2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA); 05/2014
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    ABSTRACT: In case of local areas, there are possibilities to isolate from other areas after earthquakes. Besides, the network diversity between urban and local area might cause the future problems of health or public services by information networks. The DTN (Delay Tolerant Networks) is considered to be one of the effective methods, and there are previous researches to improve the DTN routings. However, the current rapid developments of mobile devices such as data storages or broadband wireless networks have made the efficiency different as the previous researches. Therefore, we propose the Enhanced Media Coordinate System for DTN to the architecture in order to provide the Data Triage, Node Selection based on its Territory, and Dynamic FEC (Forward Error Correction). In this paper, the proposed Dynamic FEC with population estimation is especially explained, and the results of the computational simulation by the GIS map of a Japanese coastal town are reported. Then, the results are discussed for the future studies of DTN for Disaster Information Network System in local areas.
    2014 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA); 05/2014
  • Yoshitaka Shibata, Noriki Uchida, Norio Shiratori
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    ABSTRACT: Recently serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, and hurricanes have occurred at many places around the world. The East Japan Great Earthquake on March 11, 2011 had more than 19,000 victims and destroyed a huge number of houses, buildings, loads, and seaports over the wide area of Northern Japan. Information networks and systems and electric power lines were also severely damaged by the great tsunami. Functions such as the highly developed information society, and residents?? safety and trust were completely lost. Thus, through the lessons from this great earthquake, a more robust and resilient information network has become one of the significant subjects. In this article, our information network recovery activity in the aftermath of the East Japan Great Earthquake is described. Then the problems of current information network systems are analyzed to improve our disaster information network and system through our network recovery activity. Finally we suggest the systems and functions required for future large-scale disasters.
    IEEE Communications Magazine 03/2014; 52(3):44-50. · 4.46 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Although two years have already passed after the East Japan Great Earthquake in 2011, outstanding topics such as having a resilient network for disasters still remain. The rural areas are considered more likely isolated from others because of limited transportation and network resources compared with the urban areas. In this paper, we introduce the resilient network with cognitive wireless network (CWN) based on delay tolerant networking (DTN) for disaster information system (DIS) in rural areas. In the system, a proper wireless link for each mobile is selected by comparing network parameters such as throughput, jitter, and latency, and transmits data sent by the DTN routing protocol including the Epidemic, Spray and Wait, MaxProp, and PROPHET. The simulation is held according to the GIS map, and the results are ready for discussion for future studies of DTN usages for DIS in rural areas.
    International Journal of Adaptive and Innovative Systems 01/2014; 2(1):29 - 42.
  • Mobile Information Systems 01/2014; 10(4):347-359. · 1.79 Impact Factor
  • Toshihiro Suzuki, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: In Japan, there have been a number of serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, as represented by the East Japan Great Earthquake in 2011. When a large scale disaster occurs, information and communication technology (ICT) performs important rule to save the human life from the disaster and to reduce disaster victims. Particularly in mountainous areas, the residents are completely isolated from other areas due to the disconnection and distraction of telecommunication means. In the stricken area, inter-vehicle communication technology is much more suitable from the points of mobility and electric power supply for telecommunication equipments because communication network can be quickly reconfigured and the network topology can be easily and quickly developed. However, since in mountain area, the place where a vehicles node is arranged is limited, it is necessary to expand the communication distance between the vehicle nodes as much as possible. In this paper, in order to establish the long distance communication in wireless network environment, a dynamic antenna direction control method is introduced to maximize the throughput or minimize the packet loss rate and round trip time between the target vehicle nodes by automatically controlling the antenna direction. The prototype system is constructed and its performance analysis were carried out and verify our suggested system.
    01/2012;
  • Noriki Uchida, Kazuo Takahata, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: On March 11, 2011, a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan causing damage with blackouts, fire, tsunami and nuclear plant crisis. A devastating tsunami swept over cities and farmland in the northern part of the country and set off warnings as far away the west coast of the United States and South America. Recorded as 9.0 on the Richter scale, it was the most powerful quake ever to hit the country. Because of this large scale disaster, communication network was break down in wide area of the Northern Japan, and the coast side was especially heavily damaged. The disconnection of communication system brought serious problems for rescue and evacuation, and it was also caused the delay of the activities. This paper is the report of network relief activities for reactivating communication system in the coast side of Iwate Prefecture, and it is discussed about what kinds of requirements is needed for such a large scale disaster. With our activities, electricity and fuel are seriously needed at the first. Then, satellite system was effective for reactivating network connection in the severe disaster area.
    01/2012;
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    ABSTRACT: In the actual disaster case, there is certain possibility that electric power line is damaged and power energy cannot be supplied to those communication network devices, eventually those wireless LANs cannot be functioned. Although mobile wireless network is easy to reconstruct than wired network, there may be the case that network disconnection is not affordable after disaster. That is, Disaster Information System needs a robust Never Die Network (NDN) which will be unaffected by any changes in environment after severe disaster. However, if the network is consisted with Satellite System, there are the problems of network throughput is low, cost is high and so on. In case of wireless LANs, there are the problems of physical characteristics and so on. In this paper, we introduce nobel functions for Never Die Network which consisted of Satellite System and Cognitive Wireless Network.
    01/2012;
  • Yoshitaka Shibata, Noriki Uchida, Yuji Ohashi
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    ABSTRACT: East Japan Great Earthquake on March 11 in 2011 caused severe damages over the wide area of Northern Japan. A massive 9.0 earthquake destroyed many buildings and information systems, and a devastating tsunami swept over cities and farmland in the northern part of the country and set off warnings as far away the west coast of the United States and South America. Also, the large-scale earthquake brought the secondary disasters such as blackout, fire, and nuclear crisis. Many information network systems are also severely damaged with the East Japan Great Earthquake. Compared with the recent historical severe earthquakes in Japan such as Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake in 1995 and Chuetsu Earthquake in 2004, there were many different types of problems because of the recent highly developed information society. They were the congestion of cellar phone, the lack of fuels and electricity, and so on. In this paper, the problems of information network systems on East Japan Great Earthquake are analyzed, and the solutions of these problems are discussed. Through our network reconstructing activity just after the earthquake, the connection of information network is the most important other than throughput or latency for disaster information system. In fact, satellite system, wireless LAN, and cognitive wireless system were useful for the reactivating network connection in the disaster area.
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  • Akira Sakuraba, Tomoyuki Ishida, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: Recent year, many high resolution and large representation environments are proposed and there are a lot of installations is around us. These solutions can be applied to general purpose, use case of display environments became diversified by user's intention. High resolution and large desktop environment is one of them. However, interaction by generic mouse and keyboard is not intuitive method, this input method forces interaction burden for user. In this paper, we show an input method for such environment using a wireless device. In this method, user holds a wireless device instead of standard mouse during interaction. In ultra-high resolution display, such as tiled display environment, input system should consider input resolution. We designed to ensure two-different input resolution detection by device movement and joystick manipulation. Also we describe evaluation result of fundamental design of our work in this paper.
    01/2012;
  • Tomoyuki Ishida, Akihiro Miyakawa, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: In this research, the prototype system of a new fusion reality that combined a virtual space with a real space was constructed. We located the technique that used a wireless interface and the high‐resolution display to the enhancing method of the virtual reality technology. In addition, the technique that used video avatar and an ultrahigh‐speed network was located to the enhancing method of the tele‐immersion technology. In this paper, the space by the extended method of the virtual reality technology and the tele‐immersion technology is defined as the fusion reality. We constructed a new digital traditional crafting system that aimed at the next generation's succession support as a prototype system. In this paper, the system evaluation of the prototype system is clarified.
    International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing. 05/2011;
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    ABSTRACT: In the actual disaster case, there is a certain possibility that electric power line is damaged and power energy cannot be supplied to those communication network devices, and eventually those wireless LANs cannot be functioned. Although mobile wireless network is easy to reconstruct than wired network, there may be the case that network disconnection is not affordable after disaster. That is, Disaster Information System needs a robust Never Die Network (NDN) which will be unaffected by any changes in environment after severe disaster. Satellite Network System is one of possible solution for such a severe disaster, but it has some problems like low throughput, large latency, high cost, and so on. On the other hands, single wireless communication like IEEE802.11a/b/g also have some problems like a possible transmission distance, throughput limitation for maintaining QoS for urgent user's situations. Therefore, NDN needs to consider about additional functions for these problems of Satellite and Wireless Network System. In this paper, we introduce Satellite System for optimal transmission control method in Cognitive Wireless Network in order to consider with severe disaster. First, as our previous study, proper wireless link and route selection is held by Extend AHP and Extend AODV with Min-Max AHP value methods for optimal transmission control in Cognitive Wireless Network. Then, check-alive function, alternate data transmission function, possible alternative route suggestion, and network reconfiguration are introduced to our proposed Disaster Information Network by using Satellite System. In the simulation, ns2 are used for the computational results to the effectiveness of the suggested transmission methods in the hybrid system of cognitive wireless and satellite network system.
    International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2011, June 30 - July 2, 2011, Korean Bible University, Seoul, Korea; 01/2011
  • Noriki Uchida, Kazuo Takahata, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: Recently, technology of cloud computing has been rapidly developed, and it is expected to apply for various network services. Virtual technology is a part of significant technology which has been contributed for the development of cloud computing. Various virtual technologies such as virtual OS and VDE become very important for server and network management in these days. Furthermore, such a virtual technology becomes possible to provide efficient resource management or QoS with virtual network configuration. Thus, it will be important for network construction to provide hardware and software service in near future. Autonomous network configuration in virtual layer is one of such a service. Not only network configuration is constructed in physical layer, but also it should be constructed in virtual layer for providing optimal resource and QoS management. In this paper, Overlay Cloud Computing Service is proposed, and it is consisted of virtual autonomous network configuration in cloud computing service including various server and network services. In our proposal methods, first of all, there are various kinds of user policy such as eco mode, high power mode, and secure mode. Then, virtual network and server configuration is automatically held in virtual layer with the mode setting and hardware configuration. Besides, with observation values of network and server condition, virtual configuration is changed optimally. In this optimal configuration changes, Kalman filter is used for the calculation of network and server condition. Then, with the results of calculation, virtual network topology is changed. In this paper, first, introduction and cloud computing service is discussed. Then, our proposed Overlay Cloud Computing Service by autonomous network configuration is introduced. In the chapter, optimal control method by Kalman filter with observed values is also introduced. Finally, conclusion and future study is discussed.
    01/2011;
  • Noriki Uchida, Kazuo Takahata, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: A massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan causing damage On March 11, 2011. Recorded as 9.0 on the Richter scale, it was the most powerful quake ever to hit the country and caused severe damages over northern parts of Japan. This paper is discussed about the quick reports of communication traffic analysis and connectivity in the disaster area where electrity and network connection was survived. Then, our proposed Never Die Network in Disaster Information System is discussed with considering user policy from the reports. Just After the earthquake, network conditions were not enough to held multimedia communication because many network machines were damaged. However, it was very important to keep even minimal network connection to use Disaster Information System such as live, shelters, life line, and so on can be used. Our proposed Disaster Information System needs such a robust Never Die Network which will be provided the least transmission service even after severe disaster. Thus, we introduce Satellite System for optimal transmission control method in Cognitive Wireless Network in order to consider with severe disaster. First, as our previous study considering user policy, proper wireless link and route selection is held by Extend AHP and Extend AODV with Min-Max AHP value methods for optimal transmission control in Cognitive Wireless Network. Then, it is discussed about additional functions using satellite system in NDN. In the simulation, ns2 are used for the computational results to the effectiveness of the suggested transmission methods.
    2011 International Conference on Broadband, Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications, BWCCA 2011, Barcelona, Spain, October 26-28, 2011; 01/2011
  • Noriki Uchida, Kazuo Takahata, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: Severe damages hits at the Northern part of Japan on March 11, 2011. A massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake caused network disconnection over the wide area of Japan, and it brought serious damages with blackouts, fire, tsunami and nuclear plant crisis. Recorded as 9.0 on the Richter scale, it was the most powerful quake ever to hit Japan. At this disaster, our project team held network relief activities in some coast cities in Iwate prefecture. The satellite system and 3G system is provided as the network relief activities. In this paper, our network relief activities in evacuated places or disaster headquarters are introduced. Then, with the consideration of the activities, the policies under large scale disaster are discussed for the proposal data transmission methods of Cognitive Wireless Network.
    2011 Third International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS), Fukuoka, Japan, November 30 - Dec. 2, 2011; 01/2011
  • Noriki Uchida, Kazuo Takahata, Yoshitaka Shibata
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    ABSTRACT: Wireless network is one of useful methods for Disaster Information Network, because it is easy to recover the reconfiguration of network topology and strong for disaster such as earthquake. However conventional wireless network consisted of single wireless interface has some problems such as the limitation of transmission distance or throughput because of their characteristics of radio frequency. Moreover, since user demands under emergent situation are changing through time, QoS of Disaster Information Network needs to consider such as emergent user policy. Cognitive Wireless Network consisted of multiple wireless interfaces and multiple wireless routes is considered as one of the powerful technologies to solve the problems as the previous. Therefore we have studied the transmission control methods of Cognitive Wireless Network in Disaster Information Network considering with wireless network conditions and user policy. In our proposal methods, Extend AHP is used for the optimal wireless link selection with wireless network conditions and user policy, and Extend AODV with Min-Max AHP values is applied for the optimal wireless route selection. In this paper, our proposal methods is evaluated by the simulation of rural area of Disaster Information Network, and the results of the experimentation is reported. In the simulation, ns2 is used to verify the effectiveness of the suggested transmission methods in Cognitive Wireless Network. The results showed our proposal methods make better network conditions in Disaster Information Network in rural area.
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