An illustrative application example: cargo state monitoring

C. van Leeuwen, V.C. Diaz, R. Kotian, R. del Toro Matamoros, Z. Papp, Y. Rieter-Barrel

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This chapter describes a real self-adaptive system carried out using the DEMANES tool chain. This chapter focuses on the design and implementation stages of a real use case development. The use case
under study is a subsystem, called Cargo Monitoring System (CMS) , that monitors the state of the container cargo and push all the data to a back office infrastructure for further processing. The containers can be on a truck, a train, or any other appropriate transportation means, or stacked in a container terminal or a cargo ship. A WSN will measure physical magnitudes (temperature, humidity and so on) inside a container and will forward data to others processing nodes in the CMS network. The CMS has to meet several self-adaptive requirements. For instance, the parameters of the CMS elements that monitor the container cargo state are reconfigured accordingly to adapt to internal or external changes (e.g. a low battery level or a container temperature out
of the adequate bounds), and the CMS adapts the WSN nodes power transmission to save energy while providing an acceptable quality of service.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRuntime Reconfiguration in Networked Embedded Systems
Subtitle of host publicationDesign and Testing Practices
EditorsZ. Papp, G. Exarchakos
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic) 978-981-10-0715-6
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-0714-9
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016

Publication series

NameInternet of Things
ISSN (Print)2199-1073


  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Self Adaptive Systems
  • System Monitoring
  • runtime reconfiguration
  • Verification and Validation


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