Open Data Sources for the Development of Mobile Applications and Forecast of Microbial Contamination in Bathing Waters

  • Gianluca Correndo
  • Zoheir A. Sabeur
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 448)


This paper describes a service oriented architecture for mobile and web applications and the enablement of participatory observations of the environment. The architecture hosts generic microbial risk forecast models in bathing zones, which are trained by heterogeneous input data. Open observation data sources, specializing in water quality indicators and environmental processes are used for the construction of such applications. Nevertheless, the encountered integration of the open data sources was challenging due to the various incompatibilities found in data samples. These included gaps in the data with diverse temporal and spatial coverage as well as conflicting collection policies.


service oriented architecture bathing water quality directives open data mobile and web applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Correndo
    • 1
  • Zoheir A. Sabeur
    • 1
  1. 1.Electronics and Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Sciences and EngineeringUniversity of Southampton IT Innovation CentreSouthamptonUnited Kingdom

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