Ubiquitous Access for Local Water Management Through HCI Based App Development

Drashti Pathak, Aparna S. Varde, Clement Alo, Felix Oteng

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Abstract

Climate conditions are uncertain, thus it is crucial to get advance information on parameters such as precipitation at various regions to plan sustainable living. It is useful to obtain this information anywhere and anytime to facilitate local water management. Accordingly, the main goal of our project is to develop a Hydro-climate Data App that estimates water related climactic parameters at given locations based on global predictive models in Earth and Environmental Science. We consider climate data for regions in New Jersey. Users are required to input a location and year for which the app displays the latitude and longitude, and predicts the output on precipitation, humidity and temperature. This app is interactive and user-friendly, deploying aspects of HCI (Human Computer Interaction), such that expert as well as non-expert users can easily access and interpret it. Challenges in this work include procurement and deployment of accurate prediction techniques. To address these, we research various scientific models, e.g. CCSM (Community Climate System Model) and embed suitable ones into the app using HCI aspects such as ethnographic studies. As evident from our evaluation, this app is beneficial to environmental scientists, students and local residents. It is useful for research on climate change and sustainability. This work fits the scope of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) of the United Nations, mapping to at least 3 of its 17 goals. It addresses the theme of IoT (Internet of Things) that entails providing Internet based information in everyday devices for ubiquitous access.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 10th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2019
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Himadri Nath Saha
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages227-233
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728138855
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event10th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2019 - New York City, United States
Duration: 10 Oct 201912 Oct 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE 10th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2019

Conference

Conference10th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2019
CountryUnited States
CityNew York City
Period10/10/1912/10/19

Keywords

  • Climate Models
  • Data Mining
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile Computing
  • Smart Cities

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