Conference Paper

RainWatch Project: Location-Awared Realtime Detection and Notification of Rain on Internet-Based Sensor Network.

Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
DOI: 10.1109/SAINT.2009.59 Conference: Ninth Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, SAINT 2009, Bellevue, Washington, USA, July 20-24, 2009, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT This paper introduces RainWatch project which enable rain-sensitive users to monitor real time rain information in area of userspsila interest. Real-time detection and notification of rain situation will allow users to take appropriate preparation (e.g., evacuation from the area in case of disaster prevention), which can prevent loss of lives and damage on our properties. The RainWatch system stands on top of Live E! data platform, which is a wide-area sensor application testbed operated by multiple-organizations distributedly with about 100 Internet weather stations. The RainWatch system monitors the rain state around a certain geographical point and makes notifications or warnings (e.g., the rain is approaching) in real-time to the users that have interest in the point. Strong needs for this application will influence the design of the sensor networking infrastructure regard to location-awareness and real-time-ness.

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