Authors: Anja Klein, Zbigniew Jerzak
The objectives of the DEBS Conference are to provide a forum dedicated to the dissemination of original research, the discussion of practical insights, and the reporting on relevant experience relating to event-based computing. At the DEBS 2010 in Cambridge, UK, we will present the interactive demo entitled “GINSENG for Sustainable Energy Awareness - Flexible Energy Monitoring using Wireless Sensor Nodes” that applies the GINSENG middleware to enable the wireless monitoring of the room climate and energy consumption for lighting and heating.Abstract:
To ensure sustainable manufacturing the energy consumption of production processes must be minimized. SAP Research is active in two European Community's Seventh Framework Program (FP7) projects: GINSENG and KAP. The combined aim of GINSENG and KAP projects is to allow for event-based monitoring of the Production Performance Indicators (PPI) that can be used to, e.g., shut down idle machines or to optimize the material flow.
In this demo we illustrate how the energy consumption for lightening and heating can be controlled with the use of wireless sensor nodes that measure temperature, light and humidity. Events describing the indoor climate, originating from TelosB motes, are processed using the middleware developed within the GINSENG project and subsequently visualized in an XCelsius dashboard. Visualization includes also warnings regarding excessive energy consumption, which can be simulated with light beams or hand warmth.