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Service-oriented middleware for dynamic, real-time management of heterogeneous geosensors in flood management

Grant number: 14/01515-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal researcher:João Porto de Albuquerque
Grantee:Luiz Fernando Ferreira Gomes de Assis
Supervisor abroad: Alexander Zipf
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Heidelberg University, Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:13/16202-1 - Service-oriented Middleware that dynamically manages in real-time heterogeneous geosensors in flood management, BP.MS


Natural disasters such as floods, droughts and storms cause many deaths and injuries around the world. Similarly, Brazil has suffered in recent years from increasing floods when compared to other forms of disaster. In this sense, government agencies have published historical data from stations distributed throughout Brazil to help the population, but it was essential to make available a greater quantity of updated data in real time. Although many sensor networks have been deployed to address this absence, just checks the water levels and estimates hazard areas are still insufficient to mitigate the social and economic damage caused by them. Therefore, integrating data from static sensors, mobile sensors (for example, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), and human as sensors, may result in a more efficient flood management. However, by integrating them is necessary to dynamically manage the context in which they are involved because their locations are variable and they can fail. Thus, this project aims to provide an automatic way to the real-time discovery of heterogeneous sensors involved in flood management, providing access to their data, and tasking and subscription to specific sensors. To accomplish this, service-oriented middleware that uses Sensor Web Enablement standards (SWE) will be tested and evaluated through a testbed sensor network will be deployed. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE ASSIS, LUIZ FERNANDO F. G.; HORITA, FLAVIO E. A.; DE FREITAS, EDISON P.; UEYAMA, JO; DE ALBUQUERQUE, JOAO PORTO. A Service-Oriented Middleware for Integrated Management of Crowdsourced and Sensor Data Streams in Disaster Management. SENSORS, v. 18, n. 6, . (15/21642-6, 14/01515-7, 13/16202-1)

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