GridStix: Supporting flood prediction using embedded hardware and next generation grid middleware

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

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Abstract

The cost of damage caused by flooding is directly related to the warning-time given before a flood occurs. Therefore, improving the coverage, accuracy and reliability of flood prediction systems is of great importance. This paper proposes a novel Grid-based approach to supporting flood prediction through the use of embedded sensor nodes equipped with wireless networking technology. These nodes implement a light-weight Grid capable of collecting and transmitting data gathered by flood sensors for off-site analysis. Additionally, the nodes are capable of performing basic on-site analysis that is used to inform system behavior. The proposed system utilizes Lancaster's next-generation component-based Grid middleware platform 'GridKit', which offers inherent support for reconfiguration, embedded devices and heterogeneous network technologies, making it ideally suited to this application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - WoWMoM 2006: 2006 International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
Pages621-626
Number of pages6
Volume2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
EventWoWMoM 2006: 2006 International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks - Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Jun 200629 Jun 2006

Conference

ConferenceWoWMoM 2006: 2006 International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBuffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
Period26/06/0629/06/06

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