JOURNAL OF SOFTWARE (JSW)
ISSN : 1796-217X
Volume : 3    Issue : 8    Date : November 2008

An Intelligent Home Environment based on Service Planning over Peer-to-Peer Overlay Network
Chuan-Feng Chiu, Steen J. Hsu, and Sen-Ren Jan
Page(s): 3-10
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Abstract
With the population of network usage, it is possible to connect home appliances with each other.
The basic demand is to connect home appliances easily with less user intervening and home
network is an complex environment which comprises several network architecture including
ethernet, wireless network, or power-line etc. Therefore, integrating heterogeneous environment in
home network to reduce user intervening effort will be the first issue to realize smart home
environment. On the other hand, there exists many services within home network, these services
need to be integrated to make home network smart. So we propose a middleware to realize smart
home environment over peer-to-peer overlay network to resolve the heterogeneous home
environment problem and propose the service collaboration framework to use home services
intelligently.

Index Terms
home network, smart home, service collaboration, UPnP