HomeWeb: An Application Framework for Web-Based Smart Homes

Date Added: Mar 2011
Format: PDF

Household appliances are being equipped with embedded micro-controllers and wireless transceivers, offering smart behavior. These augmented appliances form wireless networks and transform residential areas into smart homes. Advancements such as the effective penetration of the Internet in embedded computing and the promising practice of the Web of Things, allow the realization of Web-oriented smart homes. In a previous work, the authors developed a Web-based application framework for smart homes, supporting concurrent interaction from multiple family members. In this paper, they improve the functionality of their system by including a 6LoWPAN-based wireless sensor network inside the home environment, addressing issues such as device discovery and service description.