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Methodology for creating an ePLANT

The purpose of this methodology is to describe the process that one should follow in order to transform a regular plant into an ePlant. This process may be called plant virtualization, as it provides the steps to create a virtual (computing) space to be integrated with the physical-biological element.

We have described these steps of the plant virtualisation process ranging from enhancing the plant with computational and sensory communicational abilities, to installing the required software that will enable it to participate in various applications.

A driver-based mechanism has been specified and a methodology to develop efficiently I/O drivers has been proposed to support effective interfacing with sensor devices. Furthermore a driver configuration approach has been specified to facilitate the deployment and integration of the I/O drivers.

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N Kazantzaki, Campus of Rio Patras
26500 PATRAS
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