Environmental Monitoring of Libraries with MonTreAL

  • Marcel GroßmannEmail author
  • Steffen Illig
  • Cornelius Matějka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10450)


An ever-increasing amount of devices connected over the Internet pave the road towards the realization of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) idea. With IoT, endangered infrastructures can easily be enriched with low-cost, energy-efficient monitoring solutions, thus alerting is possible before severe damage occurs. We developed a library wide humidity and temperature monitoring framework MonTreAL, which runs on commodity single board computers. In addition, our primary objectives are to enable flexible data collection among a computing cluster by migrating virtualization approaches of data centers to IoT infrastructures.

We evaluate our prototype of the system MonTreAL at the University Library of Bamberg by collecting temperature and humidity data.


IoT Single board computer Container Virtualization Monitoring ARM Sensor 



The authors would like to thank the Hypriot team ( for their great effort to port Docker to ARM platforms and for providing Hypriot OS.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcel Großmann
    • 1
    Email author
  • Steffen Illig
    • 2
  • Cornelius Matějka
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Networks GroupUniversity of BambergBambergGermany
  2. 2.University Library of BambergBambergGermany

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