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About: Home automation is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 12379 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 150711 citation(s). The topic is also known as: smart home & domotics. more


31 Jan 1989-
Abstract: A system for and a method of providing an expandable home automation controller is disclosed which supports multiple numbers and multiple different types of data communications with both appliances and subsystems within the home as well as systems external to the home. The system is based upon a central processor, such as a microprocessor-based computer, and is connected by means of a data bus to control the various products and subsystems within a home or commercial building, such as lighting systems, security systems, various sensors, multiple external terminals, as well as to allow for the input of commands by a variety of means such as touchscreens, voice recognition systems, telephones, custom switches or any device capable of providing an input to a computer system. The system functions can be readily controlled by the user utilizing a high resolution graphics display and associated touchscreen interface. more

Topics: Home automation (64%), Interface (computing) (56%), Touchscreen (54%) more

1,080 Citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI: 10.1109/PERCOMW.2017.7917634
13 Mar 2017-
Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) security and privacy remain a major challenge, mainly due to the massive scale and distributed nature of IoT networks. Blockchain-based approaches provide decentralized security and privacy, yet they involve significant energy, delay, and computational overhead that is not suitable for most resource-constrained IoT devices. In our previous work, we presented a lightweight instantiation of a BC particularly geared for use in IoT by eliminating the Proof of Work (POW) and the concept of coins. Our approach was exemplified in a smart home setting and consists of three main tiers namely: cloud storage, overlay, and smart home. In this paper we delve deeper and outline the various core components and functions of the smart home tier. Each smart home is equipped with an always online, high resource device, known as “miner” that is responsible for handling all communication within and external to the home. The miner also preserves a private and secure BC, used for controlling and auditing communications. We show that our proposed BC-based smart home framework is secure by thoroughly analysing its security with respect to the fundamental security goals of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Finally, we present simulation results to highlight that the overheads (in terms of traffic, processing time and energy consumption) introduced by our approach are insignificant relative to its security and privacy gains. more

Topics: Cloud computing security (60%), Information privacy (59%), Home automation (53%) more

995 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.JNCA.2004.06.002
Tao Gu1, Hung Keng Pung1, Daqing Zhang2Institutions (2)
Abstract: The advancement of wireless networks and mobile computing necessitates more advanced applications and services to be built with context-awareness enabled and adaptability to their changing contexts. Today, building context-aware services is a complex task due to the lack of an adequate infrastructure support in pervasive computing environments. In this article, we propose a Service-Oriented Context-Aware Middleware (SOCAM) architecture for the building and rapid prototyping of context-aware services. It provides efficient support for acquiring, discovering, interpreting and accessing various contexts to build context-aware services. We also propose a formal context model based on ontology using Web Ontology Language to address issues including semantic representation, context reasoning, context classification and dependency. We describe our context model and the middleware architecture, and present a performance study for our prototype in a smart home environment. more

Topics: Services computing (66%), Middleware (distributed applications) (64%), Context model (62%) more

946 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.JCLEPRO.2016.10.006
Abstract: Although Internet of Things (IoT) brings significant advantages over traditional communication technologies for smart grid and smart home applications, these implementations are still very rare. Relying on a comprehensive literature review, this paper aims to contribute towards narrowing the gap between the existing state-of-the-art smart home applications and the prospect of their integration into an IoT enabled environment. We propose a holistic framework which incorporates different components from IoT architectures/frameworks proposed in the literature, in order to efficiently integrate smart home objects in a cloud-centric IoT based solution. We identify a smart home management model for the proposed framework and the main tasks that should be performed at each level. We additionally discuss practical design challenges with emphasis on data processing, as well as smart home communication protocols and their interoperability. We believe that the holistic framework ascertained in this paper can be used as a solid base for the future developers of Internet of Things based smart home solutions. more

Topics: Smart environment (62%), Smart system (61%), Smart grid (57%) more

737 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/35.592101
Abstract: Mobile IP has been designed within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to serve the needs of the burgeoning population of mobile computer users who wish to connect to the Internet and maintain communications as they move from place to place. The basic protocol is described, with details given on the three major component protocols: agent advertisement, registration, and tunneling. Then route optimization procedures are outlined, and further topics of current interest are described. The available tunneling mechanisms are shown, which the home agent uses to forward datagrams from the home network to the mobile computer. Having covered the details of the base mobile IP specification, we then describe further protocol messages which help to decrease the inefficiency associated with inserting the home agent in the routing path of data destined for mobile computers. Finally, we summarize and discuss the current problems facing mobile IP, as well as a few areas of active protocol development. more

Topics: Mobile IP (70%), Mobile search (66%), Mobile communications over IP (65%) more

735 Citations

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Diane J. Cook

25 papers, 2.2K citations

Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

21 papers, 1.3K citations

Yeo Jeongho

18 papers, 85 citations

François Portet

17 papers, 657 citations

Bruno Bouchard

15 papers, 205 citations

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