A situation-centric approach to meteorological services in the SITUMET platform
In applications that need meteorological forecast data, for instance for planning purposes (such as construction or environmental applications), each weather service is currently an effort-intensive result of domain-dependent programming. Instead, such applications need weather information platforms that would combine new forecast technologies and new information and communication technologies in a flexible manner. In this context, we introduced SITUMET, a platform for situation-based meteorological services. The core of the platform is based on (i) open sensor integration, (ii) a flexible forecast module, and (iii) situation-based service generation. In this paper we focus on the later, which is based on the notion of users' context that remains constant during a time interval. We introduce a situation-centric approach to dynamic weather service provision in push and pull mode. It is based on a common model for current and planned activity sequences and for weather information. We illustrate our approach with a particular up-and-running mobile application defined in the SITUMET framework.