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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 266; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10010266

Zone-Aware Service Platform: A New Concept of Context-Aware Networking and Communications for Smart-Home Sustainability

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Defense Agency for Technology and Quality, Jinju 52851, Korea
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School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
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Received: 5 December 2017 / Revised: 4 January 2018 / Accepted: 16 January 2018 / Published: 20 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Advent of Smart Homes)
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Recent advances in networking and communications removed the restrictions of time and space in information services. Context-aware service systems can support the predefined services in accordance with user requests regardless of time and space. However, due to their architectural limitations, the recent systems are not so flexible to provide device-independent services by multiple service providers. Recently, researchers have focused on a new service paradigm characterized by high mobility, service continuity, and green characteristics. In line with these efforts, improved context-aware service platforms have been suggested to make the platform possible to manage the contexts to provide the adaptive services for multi-user and locations. However, this platform can only support limited continuity and mobility. In other words, the existing system cannot support seamless service provision among different service providers with respect to the changes of mobility, situation, device, and network. Furthermore, the existing context-aware service platform is significant reliance on always-on infrastructure, which leads to great amounts of energy consumption inevitably. Therefore, we subsequently propose a new concept of context-aware networking and communications, namely a zone-aware service platform. The proposed platform autonomously reconfigures the infrastructure and maintains a service session interacting with the middleware to support cost- and energy-efficient pervasive services for smart-home sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: context-aware networking and communications; ubiquitous computing; dynamic resource management; zone-aware service platform; smart-home sustainability context-aware networking and communications; ubiquitous computing; dynamic resource management; zone-aware service platform; smart-home sustainability
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Byun, J.; Park, S.; Cho, K.; Park, S. Zone-Aware Service Platform: A New Concept of Context-Aware Networking and Communications for Smart-Home Sustainability. Sustainability 2018, 10, 266.

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