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Policy Conflicts in Home Automation

Citation
Maternaghan C & Turner KJ (2013) Policy Conflicts in Home Automation, Computer Networks, 57 (12), pp. 2429-2441.

Abstract
The nature of home automation is introduced. It is argued that end users should be able to define how the home system reacts to changing circumstances. Policies are employed as user-defined rules for how this should happen. The architecture of the Homer home automation system is briefly overviewed. The Homer policy system and the Homeric policy language it supports are explained. A technique is described for offline conflict analysis among policies (the analogue of the feature interaction problem). A substantial worked example shows how conflict detection is performed on a range of sample home policies.

Keywords
Feature Interaction; Home Automation; Policy-Based Management; Policy Conflict

Subject headings
Management; Computer science; Computer network architectures; Computer software

StatusPublished
AuthorsMaternaghan Claire, Turner Kenneth J
Publication date08/2013
Publication date online04/2013
PublisherElsevier
ISSN 1389-1286
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Computer Networks: Volume 57, Issue 12

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