Towards harnessing Wireless Sensor Networks for supporting the development process in Iraq

Murtadha M. N. Aldeer, Richard E. Howard, Richard P. Martin, Khalil Alkadhimi, Latifah Munirah Kamarudin

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    Iraq is a developing country and so its developmental process has been stymied and often stalled, one obstacle is the lack of applying the latest technological innovations and instead relying on traditional methods. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) is an emerging technology that have been utilized to make many improvements. This paper serves as a tutorial that aims at identifying some of the current WSNs applications that can be harnessed for aiding the development process in Iraq. It also discusses the advantages of wireless sensors in the context of Iraq and tackles the obstacles that may prevent their implementation. Finally, the paper presents a WSN system for salinity monitoring in the Iraqi rivers as it is one of the major issues in this country.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2016 IEEE Conference on Open Systems (ICOS)
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1509026036
    ISBN (Print)978-1509026043
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Mar 2017
    Event2016 IEEE Conference on Open Systems - Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
    Duration: 10 Oct 201612 Oct 2016

    Publication series

    ISSN (Electronic)2473-3660


    Conference2016 IEEE Conference on Open Systems
    Abbreviated titleICOS 2016
    CityLangkawi, Kedah


    • applications
    • Iraq
    • sensors
    • WSNs


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