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Special Issue "Home Automation Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2016).
Dr. Carles Gomez Website E-Mail
Associate Professor, Department of Network Engineering, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain
Phone: +34 93 413 72 06
Interests: low-power wireless technologies; IoT; WSNs; BLE; LPWAN; 6LoWPAN; 6Lo; IP-based protocols for constrained-node networks
Home automation is a central application domain of the ubiquitous computing paradigm. Home automation systems aim at offering residential user comfort and efficient home management by exploiting networked sensors and actuators. In recent years, home automation systems have attracted the attention of academia, industry and standards development organizations. The solutions suitable for residential scenarios include wireless or wired communication technologies, network protocols and architectures, and smart home applications. Since the automated home may have significant impact on humans’ daily lives, it is crucial to investigate the properties and performance limits of key home automation systems solutions. On the other hand, automated homes may be exposed to challenges such as mobility, interference and propagation issues, limited device energy availability, device hardware constraints, interoperability, and security. Problems including, but not limited to, the aforementioned ones need to be addressed for high performance and graceful integration of home automation systems with the Internet of Things. This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent advances in home automation systems, ranging from novel communication technologies and networking solutions to innovative smart home applications. Research papers focusing on the design and/or evaluation of solutions in the home automation systems space are invited. Reviews and surveys of the state-of-the-art are also welcomed. Dr. Carles GomezGuest Editor
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