Networking lessons: From computers to water

Iyswarya Narayanan, Venkatesh Sarangan, Arunchandar Vasan, Aravind Srinivasan, Anand Sivasubramaniam

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Abstract

As an instance of using IT to green non-IT domains, we consider the question whether lessons from computer networking can be applied in water distribution networks to improve their energy footprint and/or efficiency. Our contributions in this work are: (i) we identify several areas where principles from computer networking can be used to better water distribution; (ii) we focus on a specific infrastructure enhancement problem caused by increasing demands on a water utility network and present solutions (similar to those used in computer networks) that optimize both operational expenditure and total cost of ownership. We validate our solutions through simulations and compare their efficacy against techniques that are traditionally used in enhancing water networks. Our results show that lessons from computer networks can help in enhancing water networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 4th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2012
Event2012 4th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2012 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Jan 3 2012Jan 7 2012

Publication series

Name2012 4th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2012

Other

Other2012 4th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2012
CountryIndia
CityBangalore
Period1/3/121/7/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Narayanan, I., Sarangan, V., Vasan, A., Srinivasan, A., & Sivasubramaniam, A. (2012). Networking lessons: From computers to water. In 2012 4th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2012 [6151373] (2012 4th International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, COMSNETS 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/COMSNETS.2012.6151373