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2020-04-13 - Colloque/Article dans les actes avec comité de lecture - Anglais - 5 page(s)

Debauche Olivier , Mahmoudi Said , Mahmoudi Sidi , Manneback Pierre , Bindelle Jérôme, Lebeau Frédéric, "Edge Computing for Cattle Behavior Analysis" in Second international conference on Embedded & Distributed Systems, EDiS’2020, Oran, Algérie, 2020

  • Codes CREF : Sciences agronomiques (DI3600), Informatique générale (DI1162)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Informatique (F114)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche en Technologies de l’Information et Sciences de l’Informatique (InforTech), Institut NUMEDIART pour les Technologies des Arts Numériques (Numédiart)
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(Anglais) Smartphones, particularly iPhone, can be relevant instruments for researchers because they are widely used around the world in multiple domains of applications such as animal behavior. iPhone are readily available on the market, contain many sensors and require no hardware development. They are equipped with high performance inertial measurement units (IMU) and absolute positioning systems analyzing user’s movements, but they can easily be diverted to analyze likewise the behaviors of domestic animals such as cattle. Using smartphones to study animal behavior requires the improvement of the autonomy to allow the acquisition of many variables at a high frequency over long periods of time on a large number of individuals for their further processing through various models and decision-making tools. Indeed, storing, treating data at the iPhone level with an optimal consumption of energy to maximize battery life was achieved by using edge computing on the iPhone. This processing reduced the size of the raw data by 42% on average by eliminating redundancies. The decrease in sampling frequency, the selection of the most important variables and postponing calculations to the cloud allowed also an increase in battery life by reducing of amount of data to transmit. In all these use cases, the lambda architectures were used to ingest streaming time series data from the Internet of Things. Cattle, farm animals’ behavior consumes relevant data from Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) transmitted or locally stored on the device. Data are discharged offline and then ingested by batch processing of the Lambda Architecture.


Mots-clés :
  • (Anglais) Flutter
  • (Anglais) edge computing
  • (Anglais) cattle behavior analysis
  • (Anglais) iPhone
  • (Anglais) farm’ animal