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A Public Platform for Virtual IoT-Based Monitoring and Tracking of COVID-19

School of Information, Communications and Electronics Engineering, The Catholic University of Korea, 43 Jibong-ro, Bucheon-si 14662, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
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Electronics 2021, 10(1), 12;
Received: 20 November 2020 / Revised: 12 December 2020 / Accepted: 16 December 2020 / Published: 23 December 2020
The world is developing an app that alerts my smartphone when a COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease 19) confirmed case comes near me. However, regardless of what will be put to practical use first, the COVID-19 tracking system should satisfy the issues of legalization of location tracking and scalability as a public platform used by the world. Additional problems need solutions related to real-time authentication for information gathering, blind naming and privacy of tracked persons, and quality of service on the Query/Reply procedure. This paper proposes the Software-Defined Networking Controller-centric global public platform to monitor and track information for the COVID-19 relevant people and provide real-time information disclosure services to world-wide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCs) and regular users. The CDC manages a list of people who needs to be monitored related to the COVID-19 and forcibly installs COVID-19 virtual Internet of Things (vIoT) nodes in the form of applications on their smartphones. In addition to these nodes, the vIoT support nodes also engage as information providers to improve the quality of information services. The design of our platform aims to ensure confidentiality and authentication services giving individually different secret keys. In addition, our platform meets system scalability and reduces Query/Reply latency, where the platform accommodates a large number of world-wide CDCs and persons in control per CDC. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; tracking; public platform; virtual IoT; CDC COVID-19; tracking; public platform; virtual IoT; CDC
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