Semantic Smart Homes: Towards a Knowledge-Rich Smart Environment

  • Liming ChenEmail author
  • Chris D. Nugent


This chapter introduces semantic smart homes—a novel concept whose aim is to move from the current state of the art of smart home technologies to the future infrastructure that is needed to support the full richness of the smart home vision in which there are adaptive, personalised and context-aware assistance capabilities. It describes the rationale behind the conception and presents a conceptual system architecture for semantic smart homes. It then elaborates functions and their interplay of constituent components with specific emphasis being placed on the methodology of semantic modeling, content generation and management. The chapter also discusses the semantic-enabled processing capabilities and the potentials of the semantic smart homes metaphor through a number of use scenarios.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Science and InformaticsDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.School of ComputingUlster UniversityBelfastUK

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