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A review on smart home present state and challenges: linked to context-awareness internet of things (IoT)

  • Zahrah A. AlmusaylimEmail author
  • Noor Zaman


The smart home is considered as an essential domain in Internet of Things (IoT) applications, it is an interconnected home where all types of things interact with each other via the Internet. This helps to automate the home by making it smart and interconnected. However, at the same time, it raises a great concern of the privacy and security for the users due to its capability to be controlled remotely. Hence, the rapid technologically growth of IoT raises abundant challenges such as how to provide the home users with safe and secure services keeping privacy in the account and how to manage the smart home successfully under the controlled condition to avoid any further secrecy or theft of personal data. A number of the research papers are available to address these critical issues, researchers presented different approaches to overcome these stated issues. This research review will analyze smart home approaches, challenges and will suggest possible solutions for them and illustrate open issues that still need to be addressed.


Smart home IoT Context-awareness Security Privacy-aware Sensors Energy-aware 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, College of Computer Sciences and Information TechnologyKing Faisal UniversityHofufSaudi Arabia

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