[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Problems involving agricultural know-how can be addressed using information and communication technology (ICT). For example, ICT can be used to reduce the risk of know-how being lost due to the increasing age of agricultural workers. Also, valuable crops that require careful environmental control can be monitored with ICT. Data collection, collation, and storage enable tacit knowledge to be converted into formalized algorithms. This requires various types of data. We developd an infomation sensing system using a dense sensor network for application to melon hothouse, in cooperation with the Japanese Prefectural Research Insitute. By its easy-to-understand web interface farmers will be able to transfer their tacit knowledge into formalized information.
Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - 15th International Conference, KES 2011, Kaiserslautern, Germany, September 12-14, 2011, Proceedings, Part III; 01/2011
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper proposes construction technology for a Smart Tap Home Energy Management System (HEMS) that can make the energy consumption of living environment information and the consumer electronics visible using Wireless Sensor Networks (ZigBee). This technology solves the problem of the introduction cost of the HEMS spread Also, HEMS can be easily constructed in homes or the offices without modifying it to fit an existing building or consumer electronics product at all. Moreover, using the features of the ZigBee telecommunication, the technology is described that can display and analyze a detailed breakdown of the amount of electric power an hour. We developed and evaluated the proposed prototype Smart Tap HEMS for Indication. As a result, we found out how much electricity is wasted and shared the energy-saving strategy in our laboratory.