SWeFS is structured in six Work Packages (WPs):

  • WP1: Project Management
  • WP2: Sensor Technologies
  • WP3: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems
  • WP4: Prediction Models and Data Fusion Methodology
  • WP5: Closed-loop system integration
  • WP6: Dissemination
WP1 manages all project activities. WP2 covers the underlying Sensor Web infrastructure. WP3 refers to the development of the necessary satellite remote sensing and GIS. WP4 produces the design/implementation of the data prediction models and fusion schemes. WP5 integrates all the components in a closed-loop control system and evaluates the system's performance. WP6 covers the project dissemination activities.

WP1: Project Management (Month 1-45)

This work package provides the management and overall coordination of activities, assessment, project impact evaluation and risk analysis. It ensures that objectives are met and represents the Project to the Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs and the R&D community in general.

WP2: Sensor Technologies (Month 1-33)

This work package includes the development (state-of-the-art, specification, design, implementation and testing) of the sensing elements that will become part of the pursued system. Specifically, the work includes the definition of WSNs and the Distributed Camera Network subcomponents of SWeFS. The outcome of this WP will affect the rest of the SweFS architecture, especially the integration activities of WP5.

WP3: Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (Month 1-33)

WP3 studies the remote sensing technologies and the GIS subsystem that will be developed in the context of SWeFS. This work package provides input to core parts of the platform (e.g., data fusion, stream processing). Moreover, the GIS subsystem constitutes the basic interface to the end users as it visualizes information obtained from other system components (e.g., risk maps, simulation models).

WP4: Prediction Models and Data Fusion Methodology (Month 1-33)

WP4 includes the study of prediction models for forest fires spread and data fusion techniques. This WP will play an important role and feed the integration activities (WP6). Specifically, it will determine the appropriate prediction models and the risk maps that will be used in the prototype platform.

WP5: Closed-loop system integration (Month 25-45)

WP5 includes the integration activities of the several components involved in the SWeFS architecture. This work package receives input from WP2, WP3, and WP4 in order to deliver a prototype Sensor Web system. This prototype will be used for the demonstration of the SWeFS features and characteristics.

WP6: Dissemination (Month 13-45)

This work package will perform dissemination activities. SWeFS will lead to the development of a prototype DDDAS specifically optimized/tuned for addressing the serious threat of forest fires. This concept should be disseminated following a dissemination plan.