SmartHerd Management: A Microservices Based Fog Computing Assisted IoT Platform towards Data Driven Smart Dairy Farming

Taneja, Mohit and Jalodia, Nikita and Byabazaire, John and Davy, Alan and Olariu, Cristian SmartHerd Management: A Microservices Based Fog Computing Assisted IoT Platform towards Data Driven Smart Dairy Farming. Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, 49 (7). pp. 1055-1078.

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Abstract

Internet of things (IoT), fog computing, cloud computing and data driven techniques together offer a great opportunity for verticals such as dairy industry to increase productivity by getting actionable insights to improve farming practices, thereby increasing efficiency and yield. In this paper, we present SmartHerd, a fog computing assisted end-to-end IoT platform for animal behaviour analysis and health monitoring in a dairy farming scenario. The platform follows a microservices oriented design to assist the distributed computing paradigm, and addresses the major issue of constrained Internet connectivity in remote farm locations. We present the implementation of the designed software system in a 6 month mature real-world deployment, wherein the data from wearables on cows is sent to a fog based platform for data classification and analysis, which includes decision making capabilities and provides actionable insights to farmer towards the welfare of animals. With fog based computational assistance in the SmartHerd setup, we see an 84\% reduction in amount of data transferred to the cloud as compared to the conventional cloud based approach.

Item Type: Article
Departments or Groups: Telecommunications Software and Systems Group
Divisions: School of Science > Department of Computing, Maths and Physics
Depositing User: Mohit Taneja
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 15:33
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 15:33
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/3351

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