Sensor Data Validation and Reconstruction in Water Networks: A Methodology and Software Implementation

  • Diego García
  • Joseba Quevedo
  • Vicenç PuigEmail author
  • Miquel Àngel Cugueró
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8985)


In this paper, a data validation and reconstruction methodology that can be applied to the sensors used for real-time monitoring in water networks is presented. On the one hand, a validation approach based on quality levels is described to detect potential invalid and missing data. On the other hand, the reconstruction strategy is based on a set of temporal and spatial models used to estimate missing/invalid data with the model estimation providing the best fit. A software tool implementing the proposed data validation and reconstruction methodology is also presented. Finally, results obtained applying the proposed methodology on raw data of flow meters gathered from a real water network are also included to illustrate the performance of the proposed approach.


Data validation Data reconstruction Time series 



This work is partially supported by CICYT SHERECS DPI-2011-26243 of the Spanish Ministry of Education, by EFFINET grant FP7-ICT-2012-318556 of the European Commission and by AGAUR Doctorat Industrial 2013-DI-041. The authors also wish to thank the support received by the company ATLL in the development of this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego García
    • 1
  • Joseba Quevedo
    • 1
  • Vicenç Puig
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miquel Àngel Cugueró
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent/Advanced Control Systems (SIC/SAC)Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)Terrassa (Barcelona)Spain

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