Mobile home automation: merging mobile value added services and home automation technologies

  • Goetz Botterweck
  • J. Felix Hampe
  • Stefan Stein
  • Andreas Rosendahl
Original Article


In this paper we study mobile home automation, a field that emerges from an integration of mobile application platforms and home automation technologies. We motivate our research and provide a conceptual introduction, which illustrates the need for such applications by a two-dimensional conceptual model of mobility. As a first steps towards a solution we take the user’s perspective and discuss different options of how he might access a mobile home automation service and the controlled devices. Subsequently, we suggest a general system architecture for mobile home automation services and discuss related design decision. This design has been implemented in a research prototype, which we named Remotile. This helps us to discuss typical components, such as modules that integrate various home automation devices.


Home automation Mobile value-added services User interface design Facility management Computer telephony 



This work is partially supported by Science Foundation Ireland under grant no. 03/CE2/I303-1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Goetz Botterweck
    • 1
  • J. Felix Hampe
    • 2
  • Stefan Stein
    • 2
  • Andreas Rosendahl
    • 3
  1. 1.Lero, The Irish Software Engineering Research CentreUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland
  2. 2.Institute for IS ResearchUniversity of Koblenz-LandauKoblenzGermany
  3. 3.University of MainzMainzGermany

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