Distributed Event Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks for Disaster Management

M. Bahrepour, Nirvana Meratnia, Mannes Poel, Zahra Taghikhaki, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    Abstract

    Recently, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have become mature enough to go beyond being simple fine-grained continuous monitoring platforms and become one of the enabling technologies for disaster early-warning 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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2010
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages507-512
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4278-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2010
    EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2010 - Thessaloniki, Greece
    Duration: 24 Nov 201026 Nov 2010

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Workshop

    WorkshopInternational Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, INCoS 2010
    Period24/11/1026/11/10
    Other24-26 Nov 2010

    Keywords

    • IR-74979
    • METIS-271153
    • EWI-18915
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Disaster early warning systems
    • Event Detection

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