The first ideas of a generic design of the Lenvis decision support network
Through the development and integration of novel ICT solution it combines:
- SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), enabling collaborative services and a more efficient fusion of environmental data and modelling services and health risk assessment indicators. These components are termed as Service Provider Peers (SPP);
- Collaborative environment, facilitating collaboration between the end-users, in particular the EU citizens. These components are termed as User Peers (UP);
- The network management component, in order to assure the quality and security of the data and information provision on the Lenvis network. These components are termed as Network Management Peers (NMP).
The SPP is a generic environmental service provider. Each SPP will provide one or more service sets and the interface to the service bus. A service repository will contain the descriptions of the services. Environmental service providers register their services in this repository and service consumers access the repository to discover the services being provided. The SPP can provide quality labelled data, connections to sensor networks and telemetry data, domain related modelling services or they can combine services from other Lenvis and non Lenvis service providers (e.g. meteorological and geo services, Google map services, etc.). The SPPs will cooperate according to a SOA approach.
The UPs create the basis of the collaborative network. The main goal of this socio-technical network is to facilitate exchange of environmental and health-related data, information, feedback, analysis, models, documents, multimedia and other information between the stakeholders and EU citizens on a certain geographical location and about certain catchments, urban area or ecosystem. The NMP provides the link between the first two components. The key real-time functionalities of NMPs are registration of all peers on the network, registration of available services on the network, user profiles management, management of meta information (dynamic) and routing of users.
The Lenvis project aims at research and development of an architecture and technical solution for integration of services, linking water, air and health domains, providing information through a user centric decision support network.