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An Interplatform Service-Oriented Middleware for the Smart Home

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Executive Summary

In domotic scenarios, where ubiquitous computing pervades housing, the capability to effectually discover, integrate and coordinate different devices with diverse implementation details, communication protocols, and functionalities is a central aspect. Basing on a layered domotic architecture for smart embedded devices which builds on the paradigm of Service Oriented Computing, in this paper the authors focus on the pervasive layer and the requirements it has to fulfill, so as to realize a high degree of automation and serve the needs of the higher application levels of the architecture. They show how a discovery framework can take care of new devices independently of their protocols through the use of proxies. Because with the development of home network and service applications, different protocols and transmission modes are proposed.

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