30 April 2009 Towards sustainable infrastructure management: knowledge-based service-oriented computing framework for visual analytics
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Infrastructure management (and its associated processes) is complex to understand, perform and thus, hard to make efficient and effective informed decisions. The management involves a multi-faceted operation that requires the most robust data fusion, visualization and decision making. In order to protect and build sustainable critical assets, we present our on-going multi-disciplinary large-scale project that establishes the Integrated Remote Sensing and Visualization (IRSV) system with a focus on supporting bridge structure inspection and management. This project involves specific expertise from civil engineers, computer scientists, geographers, and real-world practitioners from industry, local and federal government agencies. IRSV is being designed to accommodate the essential needs from the following aspects: 1) Better understanding and enforcement of complex inspection process that can bridge the gap between evidence gathering and decision making through the implementation of ontological knowledge engineering system; 2) Aggregation, representation and fusion of complex multi-layered heterogeneous data (i.e. infrared imaging, aerial photos and ground-mounted LIDAR etc.) with domain application knowledge to support machine understandable recommendation system; 3) Robust visualization techniques with large-scale analytical and interactive visualizations that support users' decision making; and 4) Integration of these needs through the flexible Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) framework to compose and provide services on-demand. IRSV is expected to serve as a management and data visualization tool for construction deliverable assurance and infrastructure monitoring both periodically (annually, monthly, even daily if needed) as well as after extreme events.
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Rashna Vatcha, Seok-Won Lee, Ajeet Murty, William Tolone, Xiaoyu Wang, Wenwen Dou, Remco Chang, William Ribarsky, Wanqiu Liu, Shen-en Chen, Edd Hauser, "Towards sustainable infrastructure management: knowledge-based service-oriented computing framework for visual analytics", Proc. SPIE 7346, Visual Analytics for Homeland Defense and Security, 734604 (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.819159; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.819159
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