Building an application framework for monitoring the environment

Ville Kotovirta, Jenni Kanniainen, Teppo Veijonen, Simo Neuvonen

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    In the Envimon project we are building prototype information systems for diverse real-world environment monitoring applications. The applications are built onto a common software framework, which will be designed and implemented in the project. The framework can be used for developing diverse applications in a straightforward and cost-efficient way. It enables employing diverse data sources, pre-processing, analyzing and preparing the data into proper products, and delivering them at the right time, in the right form and via the appropriate channel to different end users that use diverse terminal equipment. The core of the framework consists of workflow management. A workflow description written in a workflow language represents the data process used in an application, and the workflow engine manages the execution of the process. The workflow tasks are implemented as web services, and the framework architecture utilizes XML-based standards like WSDL (Web Service Description Language) and BPEL (Business Process Execution Language). The feasibility of the concept introduced by the software framework is verified by implementing several environment monitoring systems for the real-world applications in the areas of disaster monitoring, forestry, forest fire, maritime, traffic monitoring, disposal site monitoring, and season monitoring for tourism. (10 refs.)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7803-9510-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS - Denver, CO, United States
    Duration: 31 Jul 20064 Aug 2006

    Publication series

    SeriesIEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Proceedings


    Conference2006 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS
    Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2006
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityDenver, CO


    • remote sensing
    • environment
    • environment perception


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