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International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 280576, 12 pages
Research Article

The Complex Alarming Event Detecting and Disposal Processing Approach for Coal Mine Safety Using Wireless Sensor Network

State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China

Received 24 June 2012; Accepted 11 October 2012

Academic Editor: Yanmin Zhu

Copyright © 2012 Cheng Bo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Due to the complex environment of the coal mine, the accidents can occur at any time and often result in partial or total evacuation of mine personnel and could result in the loss of lives. Therefore, it is important and necessary to detect the accidents and generate a corresponding alarming disposal in time. This paper proposed a real-time complex alarming event detecting and disposal processing approach for coal mine safety using wireless sensor network. Firstly, we introduce the event and complex events model, offer fully customizable policies for event selection and consumption, and also describe the state-automata-based complex event detection algorithm. Then, we describe an event-driven service coordination pattern for the behavioral model, which is based on event-condition-action triggering with BPEL control flow realized using decoupled publish/subscribe semantics. Finally, the system implementation is presented and deployed in the coal mine, showing the effectiveness of the proposed approach.