A Context-Aware Service Model Based on Workflows for u-Agriculture

  • Yongyun Cho
  • Jongbae Moon
  • Hyun Yoe
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6018)


In agricultural processes, many works may need to be automated, because those are very hard labors or time-consuming jobs for farmers. Workflow technologies, which have successfully been a good model for a service automation in various computing environments, can be used as a possible service automation model in agriculture. A workflow for u-agriculture may need various contexts sensed from real sensor networks for service automation. Recently, many researches have applied workflow technologies into the various fields such as smart home, u-health care, u-city, u-port, and u-agriculture. However, many current workflow service have difficulty to control work processes and execute services according to context information in u-agricultural environment. This paper proposes a context-aware service model for u-agriculture, which is based on workflows and is aimed at supporting smart workflow services based on ubiquitous sensor networks in u-agriculture. With the proposed context-aware service model, developers can easily integrate various service demands into a service workflow, and can easily develop a context-aware workflow service for u-agriculture. Therefore, the proposed service model can be greatly helpful in the development of smart applications or the work automation in the fields of u-agriculture.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongyun Cho
    • 1
  • Jongbae Moon
    • 2
  • Hyun Yoe
    • 1
  1. 1.Information and Communication EngineeringSunchon National UniversityJeonnamKorea
  2. 2.Supercomputing CenterKorea Institute of Science and Technology InformationDaejeonKorea

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