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Ambient Intelligence

Volume 6439 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 207-216

Multilevel and Hybrid Architecture for Device Abstraction and Context Information Management in Smart Home Environments

  • Víctor PeláezAffiliated withFundación CTIC, Edificio Centros Tecnológicos, Parque Científico y Tecnológico Gijón
  • , Roberto GonzálezAffiliated withFundación CTIC, Edificio Centros Tecnológicos, Parque Científico y Tecnológico Gijón
  • , Luis Ángel San MartínAffiliated withFundación CTIC, Edificio Centros Tecnológicos, Parque Científico y Tecnológico Gijón
  • , Antonio CamposAffiliated withFundación CTIC, Edificio Centros Tecnológicos, Parque Científico y Tecnológico Gijón
  • , Vanesa LobatoAffiliated withFundación CTIC, Edificio Centros Tecnológicos, Parque Científico y Tecnológico Gijón

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Abstract

Hardware device management, and context information acquisition and abstraction are key factors to develop the ambient intelligent paradigm in smart homes. This work presents an architecture that addresses these two problems and provides a usable framework to develop applications easily. In contrast to other proposals, this work addresses performance issues specifically. Results show that the execution performance of the developed prototype is suitable for deployment in a real environment. In addition, the modular design of the system allows the user to develop applications using different techniques and different levels of abstraction.

Keywords

smart home middleware frameworks