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An IoT-Based System Architecture for Monitoring Hydroponic Growing in Urban Agriculture

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Urban agriculture allows taking advantage of the free spaces on the roofs, in such a way that you can have fresh vegetables for consumption. Particularly, hydroponic cultivation has become a very interesting alternative for vegetable production using water mixed with a nutrient solution instead of soil. This paper presents a system architecture, based on the IoT paradigm, for monitoring variables in hydroponic urban growing. This architecture involves five layers, and allows monitoring a set of variables that are relevant for this activity. Based on this architecture, a monitoring system was implemented and then evaluated through experiments performed on the roof of a house in Peru. The results show that the system prototype works properly, opening opportunities for urban agriculture in the region.


  • IoT-based system architecture
  • Remote monitoring
  • Growing parameters
  • Hydroponic cultivation
  • Urban agriculture

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Ibarra-Cabrera, M.J., Cruz, M.A., Quispe Onofre, C.R., Ochoa, S.F. (2023). An IoT-Based System Architecture for Monitoring Hydroponic Growing in Urban Agriculture. In: Bravo, J., Ochoa, S., Favela, J. (eds) Proceedings of the International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing & Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2022). UCAmI 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 594. Springer, Cham.

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