Exploiting extreme heterogeneity in a flood warning scenario using the GridKit middleware

Danny Hughes, Nelly Bencomo, Gordon Blair, Geoff Coulson, Paul Grace, Barry Porter

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Abstract

This demonstration showcases the Gridit middleware in a flood monitoring and warning scenario. Gridkit provides the services required to support wireless sensor network based environmental monitoring and also hosts lightweight hydraulic models which are used to provide timely alerts to local residents warning of imminent flood events. In this scenario, Gridkit abstracts over a number of low-level sensing, computational and networking technologies. This paper and associated demonstration will show that using distributed dynamic reconfiguration, these heterogeneous sensor network technologies may be safely adapted to cope with changing environmental conditions while providing timely flood warnings, resulting in significant power savings and performance improvements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware 2008 Conference Companion
EditorsSam Michiels
PublisherACM
Pages54-57
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781605583693
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event9th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2008 - Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 1 Dec 20085 Dec 2008

Conference

Conference9th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference, Middleware 2008
CountryBelgium
CityLeuven
Period1/12/085/12/08

Keywords

  • Middleware
  • Reconfiguration
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

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