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Although there exist many middlewares such as Havi, Jini, LonWorks, UPnP and SLP, new middlewares specialized for diverse information appliances are expected to appear continuously as home networks evolve. In this paper, the authors first investigate an integrated architecture for supporting interoperability among heterogeneous middlewares on home networks. They then propose and implement a user-oriented integrated architecture based on standard methods for efficient home network. HOMI (HOmenetwork Middleware for Interoperability) architecture proposed in this paper provides an interface for identifying and utilizing services among heterogeneous devices using standard methods in order to support interoperability among heterogeneous middlewares.