To Do and Not To Do: Constrained Scenarios for Safe Smart House

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Abstract

A smart house is a complex system, and configuring it to act as desired is difficult and error prone. In this paper we extend a previously developed framework based on timed automata for designing safe and reliable home automation scenarios to make it easier to use. To do so we abstract it with an Event-Condition-Action language to create intelligent scenarios, and constraints that prevent scenarios with undesirable behaviors to be applied. This language is itself abstracted by a graphical user interface that enables the creation of scenarios by manipulating graphical blocks representing elements of the language. We have designed and implemented a prototype system to test our approach, and we report on a qualitative user study that was conducted.
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A smart house is a complex system, and configuring it to act as desired is difficult and error prone. In this paper we extend a previously developed framework based on timed automata for designing safe and reliable home automation scenarios to make it easier to use. To do so we abstract it with an Event-Condition-Action language to create intelligent scenarios, and constraints that prevent scenarios with undesirable behaviors to be applied. This language is itself abstracted by a graphical user interface that enables the creation of scenarios by manipulating graphical blocks representing elements of the language. We have designed and implemented a prototype system to test our approach, and we report on a qualitative user study that was conducted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE), 2015
Number of pages8
PublisherIEEE
Publication dateJul 2015
Pages17-24
ISBN (print)978-1-4673-6654-0
DOI
StatePublished - Jul 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 2015) - Prague, Czech Republic

Conference

Conference2015 International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 2015)
LandCzech Republic
ByPrague
Periode15/07/201517/07/2015

    Keywords

  • Formal methods, Reliability, Smart House, Timed Automata , User Interface
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