Causal Reasoning for Alert Generation in Smart Homes

  • Antony Galton
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4008)


In this chapter we discuss some of the features of causal reasoning, and present a simple formalism for handling a restricted form of such reasoning applicable to the Smart Homes domain. The formalism handles the manner in which certain conjunctions of independent states (i.e., readings from the sensors) can be used to trigger a variety of dependent states, notably those which give alert regarding potential emergency situations.


Causal Relation Dependent State Smart Home Sensor Reading Causal Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antony Galton
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  1. 1.School of Engineering, Computer Science, and MathematicsUniversity of ExeterUK

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