ISense: A wireless sensor network based conference room management system

Kumar Padmanabh, Adi Malikarjuna V, Sougata Sen, Siva Prasad Katru, Amrit Kumar, C. Sai Pawankumar, Sunil Kumar Vuppala, Sanjoy Paul

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Abstract

In this paper, we have studied the IT system (e.g. MS-outlook) that is used to book meeting rooms in a corporate environment. In the existing IT system, the status of meeting rooms is manually entered, and as a result, it is not reflected in real time in the IT system. This results in severe underutilization of resources (conference rooms) across the corporation, and wastage of electricity with the lights and air-conditioning system being operational even when the rooms are unoccupied. We have created a test bed of motes and analyzed the occupancy and electricity consumption data to estimate the under-utilization of conference rooms, and the wastage of electricity in the process. In order to eliminate these problems, we have designed a wireless sensor network based solution which results in two main benefits: (i) the utilization of the conference room is increased from 67% to 90% and (ii) electricity saving is equivalent to 16000 full grown banyan trees in a year.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationBUILDSYS 2009 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings, Held in Conjunction with ACM SenSys 2009
Pages37-42
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event1st ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings, BUILDSYS 2009, in Conjunction with ACM SenSys 2009 - Berkeley, CA, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 20093 Nov 2009

Publication series

NameBUILDSYS 2009 - Proceedings of the 1st ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings, Held in Conjunction with ACM SenSys 2009

Conference

Conference1st ACM Workshop on Embedded Sensing Systems for Energy-Efficiency in Buildings, BUILDSYS 2009, in Conjunction with ACM SenSys 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBerkeley, CA
Period3/11/093/11/09

Keywords

  • carbon emission
  • carbon footprints
  • occupancy detection
  • wireless sensor network

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