Home Automation Internet of Things: Adopted or Diffused?

  • Badar H. Al LawatiEmail author
  • Xiaowen FangEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10921)


The term Internet of Things has become very popular over the past few years. Major tech organizations and manufacturers are dedicating big portions of their focus on developing the foundations of the Internet of Things, including IBM, Cisco, Google, and many others. Most companies are developing tools and applications that are targeted to different industries like: home automation, smart cities, manufacturing, logistics, etc. This study is focused on the Home Automation and how the Internet of Things is disrupting the regular “non-smart” homes we once knew. This research is planned to study the effects of the Home Automation devices and tools currently available in the market and measure how adopted “accepted” they are within the general community. We will also measure how much disruption is it causing to the non-smart home appliances and devices industry, and how is the industry is being reshaped to cater for this newly developed market.


Internet of Things Home automation Smart homes Technology disruption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing, College of Computing and Digital MediaDePaul UniversityChicagoUSA

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