Design and Implementation of the Intelligent Plant Factory System Based on Ubiquitous Computing

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 291)

Abstract

Abnormal climate events have caused agricultural production decrease and its supply insecurity. These problems, coupled with population growth, have led to food shortage. As a solution to such a situation, plant factories capable of producing farm products regardless of climate or location have garnered broader attention. In this research, we propose a ubiquitous computing-based intelligent plant factory system designed by improving the previous plant factory system with just a simple function of On/Off. The proposed system collects information on necessary environmental factors for plants growth, nutrient solution, etc. through sensors installed in a plant factory and infers contextual information through the ontology based on the collected data to provide corresponding appropriate services to users. In addition, this system supports various application platforms such as web PDA, smart phones, etc. so that users can access its service on the plant factory anywhere and anytime.

Keywords

Agriculture Plant Factory Ubiquitous Computing Intelligent System 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication EngineeringSunchon National UniversityJeollanam-doKorea

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