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

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Journal publication date10/08/2008
JournalConcurrency and computation-Practice & experience
Journal number11
Volume20
Number of pages14
Pages1303-1316
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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. Copyright (c) 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.