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Integrating Cyber-Physical Systems in a Component-Based Approach for Smart Homes

Applied Computing Group, University of Almería, 04120 La Cañada de San Urbano, Spain
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Sensors 2018, 18(7), 2156; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18072156
Received: 17 May 2018 / Revised: 7 June 2018 / Accepted: 2 July 2018 / Published: 4 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Homes)
Integration of different cyber-physical systems involves a development process that takes into account some solutions for intercommunicating and interoperating heterogeneous devices. Each device can be managed as a thing within the Internet-of-Things concept by using web technologies. In addition, a “thing” can be managed as an encapsulated component by applying component-based software engineering principles. Based on this context, we propose a solution for integrating heterogeneous systems using a specific component-based technology. Specifically, we focus on enabling the connection of different types of subsystems present in smart home solutions. This technology enables interoperability by applying a homogeneous component representation that provides communication features through web sockets, and by implementing gateways in proprietary network connections. Furthermore, our solution eases the extension of these systems by means of abstract representations of the architectures and devices that form part of them. The approach is validated through an example scenario with different subsystems of a smart home solution. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart homes; cyber-physical systems; sensors; interoperability; component-based applications; COScore smart homes; cyber-physical systems; sensors; interoperability; component-based applications; COScore
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Criado, J.; Asensio, J.A.; Padilla, N.; Iribarne, L. Integrating Cyber-Physical Systems in a Component-Based Approach for Smart Homes. Sensors 2018, 18, 2156.

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