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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title A proposal of a smart home platform for better home entertainment experience
Author(s) Al-Ashraf, Samir Daniel ; Bhatti, Zeeshan Hussain
Date 2011
English abstract
Smart home is a topic that emerged in the 90s to improve the quality of human life. The evolutions of ambient intelligence, recent technology advancements, internet, and smart devices have had a large impact in smart home environment. In the traditional smart home environment, devices are connected physically in the environment and there are interoperability issues between the devices, because the environment is heterogeneous and the devices do not allow to communicate with the outside world such as the internet. In this master thesis we propose a conceptual design of a platform for better home entertainment experience. Smart phone, smart TV and a personal computer are the most important devices in this platform design. The platform provides a high degree of interaction and integration among devices within the environment. The proposed platform model helps software architects and engineers to have an early involvement in the design process. We proposed the platform to be implemented with the help of hybrid cloud computing model. Our suggested platform design is able to overcome the deficiencies of the previous models and approaches in this domain. We conducted direct interviews with seven computer science teachers at Malmö University for the evaluation of our platform design. The results show that the platform design can be physically implemented with the specified devices, the clouds are better than the traditional approaches and hybrid cloud model is more acceptable in terms of security and economy. We encourage software architects, developers and project supervisors to adopt this proposed platform model in physical smart home environment.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Teknik och samhälle
Pages 76
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Ambient intelligence
Smart home environment
Integration and interaction
Cloud computing
Smart devices
Entertainment experience
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12411 (link to this page)

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