Book Chapter

Device services for the home



Turner KJ (2010) Device services for the home. In: Drira K, Kacem AH & Jmaiel M (eds.) 10th Annual International Conference on New Technologies of Distributed Systems (NOTERE), 2010. California: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 41-48.;

An approach is presented for flexible support of devices in smart homes, meeting the needs of both home automation and telecare. Device services are introduced as a generalisation of sensor fusion, allowing ready customisation of how sensor inputs and actuator outputs are mapped to each other. Low-level management of devices is supported, but integrated with the high-level use of goals and policies. A range of typical device services is used to illustrate the approach.

Device Management; Home Automation; Policy-Based Management; Sensor Fusion; Telecare; Home automation; Self-help devices for people with disabilities; Telecommunication in social service

Publication date30/06/2010
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Publisher URL…arnumber=5536831
Place of publicationCalifornia

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Professor KEN Turner

Professor KEN Turner

Emeritus Professor, Computing Science