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Sensors 2018, 18(6), 1886; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18061886

Boosting a Low-Cost Smart Home Environment with Usage and Access Control Rules

Institute of Information Science and Technologies of CNR (CNR-ISTI)-Italy, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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Received: 27 April 2018 / Revised: 25 May 2018 / Accepted: 31 May 2018 / Published: 8 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Homes)
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Smart Home has gained widespread attention due to its flexible integration into everyday life. Pervasive sensing technologies are used to recognize and track the activities that people perform during the day, and to allow communication and cooperation of physical objects. Usually, the available infrastructures and applications leveraging these smart environments have a critical impact on the overall cost of the Smart Home construction, require to be preferably installed during the home construction and are still not user-centric. In this paper, we propose a low cost, easy to install, user-friendly, dynamic and flexible infrastructure able to perform runtime resources management by decoupling the different levels of control rules. The basic idea relies on the usage of off-the-shelf sensors and technologies to guarantee the regular exchange of critical information, without the necessity from the user to develop accurate models for managing resources or regulating their access/usage. This allows us to simplify the continuous updating and improvement, to reduce the maintenance effort and to improve residents’ living and security. A first validation of the proposed infrastructure on a case study is also presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart environment; wireless sensor networks; monitoring; machine learning; complex event processing smart environment; wireless sensor networks; monitoring; machine learning; complex event processing
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Barsocchi, P.; Calabrò, A.; Ferro, E.; Gennaro, C.; Marchetti, E.; Vairo, C. Boosting a Low-Cost Smart Home Environment with Usage and Access Control Rules. Sensors 2018, 18, 1886.

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