An experiment with reflective middleware to support grid-based flood monitoring

Danny Hughes*, Phil Greenwood, Gordon Blair, Geoff Coulson, Paul Grace, Florian Pappenberger, Paul Smith, Keith Beven

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Flooding is a growing problem, which affects more than 10% of the U.K. population. The cost of damage caused by flooding correlates closely with the warning time given before a flood event, making flood monitoring and prediction critical to minimizing the cost of flood damage. This paper describes a wireless sensor network (WSN) for flood warning, which is capable of not only integrating with remote fixed-network grids for computationally intensive flood modelling purposes but also performing on-site grid computation. This functionality is supported by the reflective and component-based GridKit middleware, which provides support for both WSN and grid application domains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1303-1316
Number of pages14
JournalConcurrency Computation Practice and Experience
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2008


  • Grid
  • Middleware
  • WSN


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