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Bahrepour, M. and Meratnia, N. and Poel, M. and Taghikhaki, Z. and Havinga, P.J.M. (2012) Use of wireless sensor networks for distributed event detection in disaster management applications. International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 2 (1). pp. 58-69. ISSN 2044-4893

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Recently, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have become mature enough to go beyond being simple fine-grained continuous monitoring platforms and have become one of the enabling technologies for early-warning disaster systems. Event detection functionality of WSNs can be of great help and importance for (near) real-time detection of, for example, meteorological natural hazards and wild and residential fires. From the data-mining perspective, many real world events exhibit specific patterns, which can be detected by applying machine learning (ML) techniques. In this paper, we introduce ML techniques for distributed event detection in WSNs and evaluate their performance and applicability for early detection of disasters, specifically residential fires. To this end, we present a distributed event detection approach incorporating a novel reputation-based voting and the decision tree and evaluate its performance in terms of detection accuracy and time complexity.

Item Type:Article
Research Group:EWI-PS: Pervasive Systems, EWI-HMI: Human Media Interaction
Research Program:CTIT-WiSe: Wireless and Sensor Systems
Research Project:SENSEI: Integrating the PhySical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future, IS-ACTIVE: Inertial Sensing Systems for Advanced Chronic Condition Monitoring and Risk Prevention
Uncontrolled Keywords:Disaster early warning systems; event detection; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; situated computing
ID Code:21739
Deposited On:29 May 2012
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