During the first quarter of 2015, the research team developed an analytical data model that induces time-based patterns of data. This model will be useful to predict the behavioral aspects of the irrigation process, which the team expects to complete in May 2015. The researchers also added additional services to their existing mobile application to enhance the visualization of data and thus better serve expert and amateur users. This has all been reflected on the project’s website
, which the research team is continuously updating with experimental field data.
The team also published two research papers for the 6th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks, and Technologies (ANT-2015) and the International Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing Systems, Management, and Security (MCSMS 2015) in London. The first paper discussed the integration of wireless sensor networks with cloud computing infrastructure based on results of the project. The second paper covered concurrency issues that arise as a result of simultaneous interactions among different software components. The ultimate output of these papers provides the basic technical solutions to the smart irrigation process in Jordan.
In the coming months, the team will focus on organizing the second Jordanian PEER Science workshop jointly with the PEER team from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. The workshop will be held on April 8, 2015, in Amman and representatives from the USAID Mission will be invited to attend. The team will also complete a time-based analytical model for extracting behavioral patterns from the collected dataset and organize a workshop at Yarmouk University to discuss their overall project results.