Smart Houses in the Smart Grid and the Search for Value-Added Services in the Cloud of Things Era
The smart grid is an emerging paradigm based on the introduction of sophisticated information and communication technologies coupled with the energy grid. Most of the ongoing research worldwide is focused too much on the smart metering, energy visualization as well as potential residential device management which are usually turning ON/OFF appliances. Less attention has been given to the next step, i.e. challenging area of realizing new sophisticated applications that utilize the latest management capabilities brought to the table by advanced networked embedded devices, the huge amount of fine-grained data they offer and services that operate on such big data.