Date Added: Mar 2011
This position paper provides qualitative considerations on the design and implementation of a smart heating control system for private households. The authors envision the system to rely on the opportunistic exploitation of information made available by existing smart devices. Since heating represents the major source of energy consumption in domestic environments, significant energy savings may be achieved. The system will opportunistically leverage smart devices, such as smart electricity meters and mobile phones, to estimate occupants' activity patterns and thus optimize the heating control strategy.