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L. Loven et al., "Towards EDISON: An Edge-Native Approach to Distributed Interpolation of Environmental Data," 2019 28th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN), Valencia, Spain, 2019, pp. 1-6,

Towards EDISON : an edge-native approach to distributed interpolation of environmental data

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Author: Lovén, Lauri1; Peltonen, Ella1; Pandya, Abhinay1;
Organizations: 1Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IEEE Computer Society Press, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-04-21


Prevalent weather prediction methods are based on sensor data, collected by satellites and a sparse grid of stationary weather stations. Various initiatives improve the prediction models by including additional data sources such as mobile weather sensors, mobile phones, and wireless sensor networks (WSN) of, for example, smart homes. The underlying computing paradigm is predominantly centralized, with all data collected and analyzed in the cloud. This solution is not scalable. When the spatial and temporal density of weather sensor data grows, the required data transmission capacities and computational resources become unfeasible. We identify the challenges posed by spatial distribution of a weather prediction model, and suggest solutions for those challenges. We propose EDISON: an edge-native interpolation approach based on AI methods, distributed horizontally on edge servers. Finally, we demonstrate EDISON with a simple, simulated setup.

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Series: Proceedings. International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
ISSN: 1095-2055
ISSN-E: 2637-9430
ISSN-L: 1095-2055
ISBN: 978-1-72811-856-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-1857-4
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: 8847121
DOI: 10.1109/ICCCN.2019.8847121
Host publication: 28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2019, 29 July - 1 Aug 2019 Valencia, Spain
Conference: International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This research is supported by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927) program, the MEC-AI project, funded by the Future Makers program of Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, by the EU Horizon 2020 project CUTLER: Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency, under contract no. 770469 (, and the personal grant for Lauri Lovén on Edgenative AI research by the Tauno Tönning foundation.
EU Grant Number: (770469) CUTLER - Coastal Urban developmenT through the LEnses of Resiliency
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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