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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>10/08/2008
<mark>Journal</mark>Concurrency and computation-Practice & experience
Issue number11
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)1303-1316
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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.