Agri-Info: Cloud Based Autonomic System for Delivering Agriculture as a Service
The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing paradigms offer enhanced services for agricultural applications to manage the data efficiently. To provide an effective and reliable agriculture as a service, there is a need to manage Quality of Service (QoS) parameters to efficiently monitor and measure the delivered services dynamically. This paper presents a QoS-aware cloud based autonomic information system called Agri-Info for delivering agriculture related information as a service through the use of latest Internet-based technologies such as cloud computing and IoT which manage various types of agriculture related data based on different domains of agricultural industry. Proposed system gathers information from various users through preconfigured IoT devices (mobiles, laptops or iPads). It further manages and delivers the required information to users and diagnoses the agriculture status automatically. We have developed the web and mobile-based application and evaluated the performance of the proposed system in cloud environment using CloudSim based small scale environment. Results demonstrate our system yields in a reduction on 12.46% cost, on 15.52% network bandwidth, on 10.18% execution time and 13.32% in latency. Furthermore, a case study of an Indian village is presented to identify the customer satisfaction of farmers.
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