Sensor-Based Moisture Prediction for Flat Roofs

Giacomo Da Col*, Eva Eggeling, Marco Hudelist, Christoph Schinko, Christof Surtmann, Erich Teppan

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Flat roofs have become popular also in central and northern Europe during the last decades. One advantage when compared to pitched roofs is that flat roofs are typically significantly cheaper. Furthermore, the roof space can be used also as a garden, a terrace or simply to quite easily install photo-voltaic systems on it. However, flat roofs are known to be prone to drainage and leakage issues. Roof utilization as a garden or the shadowing of installed photo-voltaic systems magnify this problem. For these reasons, installing moisture sensors inside the roof in order to monitor the moisture levels is one possibility to detect roof damages early and keep repairing costs low. In this paper we report on first results of an industrial project that aims to go one step further. Based on past sensor values the goal is to predict how moisture levels will progress in the near future and thus be able to identify problems before they become critical.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPAIS 2022 - 11th Conference on Prestigious Applications of Artificial Intelligence, co-located with IJCAI-ECAI 2022
EditorsAndrea Passerini, Thomas Schiex
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages149 - 152
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-164368294-5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2022
Event11th International Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems: PAIS 2022 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 25 Jul 202225 Jul 2022
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


Conference11th International Conference on Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems
Abbreviated titlePAIS 2022
Otherco-located with the 31st International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 25th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI-ECAI 2022


  • Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Experimental evaluation
  • Time series analysis
  • time series analysis
  • internet of things
  • real world problem
  • predictive maintenance
  • machine learning
  • experimental evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Application


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