Davis, DJ & Chaczko, ZC 2009, 'Environmental Monitoring System', Selected Papers on the 4th International Conference on Broadband Communication, Information Technology & Biomedical Applications, BroadBandCom '09, International Conference of Broadband Communication, Information Technology and Biomedical Applications, BroadBandCom '09, Wroclaw, Poland, pp. 215-221.
The Environmental Monitoring System`s (EMS) main purpose is to monitor key environmental factors utilising incorporated wireless sensor networks (WSN) technology. While the system discussed in this paper is intended to be an integrated turnkey solution for Chemical Manufacturing Plants it is flexible enough to be adapted to static or dynamic situations that warrant environmental monitoring. Principally the discussion looks at various issues that confront the deployment of a supervisory system employing a WSN.
Davis, DJ 2007, 'Complex Software Problem Solving by Means of Abstractive Techniques', Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4739 - Computer Aided Systems Theory - EUROCAST 2007, International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, pp. 1191-1198.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Studies have shown that a large number of medium to large scale software intensive system development are cancelled. The primary reasons include the loss, lack or mis-understanding the problem to be âsolvedâ â from customer to engineers and even amongst the engineers themselves. The Object Boundary/Context modelling process is key to immediate âsystemâ understanding of the problem space at the highest level, enabling a âcontextâ for formulating plans and requirements elicitation. Furthermore, it provides a communication point between all stakeholders and enables the correction of misunderstandings at the earlier stages of a software intensive system development. The model does not seek to supplant conventional formal analysis/architecture/design but acts as the earliest model to ensure that complex software problems do not turn âwickedâ.