Systems for home automation can make a vital contribution to the well-being of individuals requiring moderate amounts of support for day-to-day living. Existing systems suffer both from competing and often closed standards bases and from a message-based architecture that can complicate the development of flexible applications requiring information from disparate sources. We describe a knowledge-based pervasive computing middleware and show how it can be used to provide semantically rich unification over a range of home- and web-based automation systems.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 2006|
|Event||Smart Homes and Beyond: Icost 2006 - Belfast, Northern Ireland|
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …
|Conference||Smart Homes and Beyond: Icost 2006|
|Period||1/01/06 → …|