Mobile Architecture for Forest Fire Simulation Using PhyFire-HDWind Model

  • Alejandro Hérnández
  • David Álvarez
  • M. Isabel Asensio
  • Sara RodríguezEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 950)


This article presents the design and implementation of a new visualization system for mobile platforms for the PhyFire-HDWind fire simulation model, called AppPhyFire. It proposes a mobile computing infrastructure, based on ArcGIS Server and REST architecture, which improves the user experience in actions associated with the fire simulation process. The PhyFire-HDWind model, of which the system presented here forms part, is a forest fire propagation simulation tool developed by the SINUMCC research group of the University of Salamanca, based on two own simplified physical models, the PhyFire physical fire propagation model, and the HDWind high definition wind field model, resolved using efficient numerical and computational tools and parallel computing, allowing simulation times shorter than the real time fire propagation, integrated into a Geographical Information System, and accessible through a server by the AppPhyFire. The system presented in this article allows a quick visualization of simulations results in mobile devices. This work presents the detailed operation of the system and its phases of operation.


Simulation Mobile architectures Prediction models PhyFire HDWind 



This work has been partially supported by the Conserjería de Educación of the regional government, Junta de Castilla y León (SA020U16) and by the University of Salamanca General Foundation (PROTOTIPOS TCUE 2017-18), both with the participation of FEDER funds.

This work was also developed as part of “Virtual-Ledgers-Tecnologías DLT/Blockchain y Cripto-IOT sobre organizaciones virtuales de agentes ligeros y su aplicación en la eficiencia en el transporte de última milla”, ID SA267P18, project cofinanced by Junta Castilla y León, Consejería de Educación, and FEDER funds.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Hérnández
    • 1
  • David Álvarez
    • 2
  • M. Isabel Asensio
    • 2
  • Sara Rodríguez
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.BISITE Digital Innovation HubUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.SINUMCC Numerical Simulation and Scientific ComputationUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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