Ecological Design of Smart Home Networks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782421191, 9781782421245

Ecological Design of Smart Home Networks

1st Edition

Technologies, Social Impact and Sustainability

Editors: N. Saito D Menga
eBook ISBN: 9781782421245
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782421191
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 2nd April 2015
Page Count: 130
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Table of Contents

  • Related titles
  • List of contributors
  • Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials
  • Part One. Principles and technologies
    • 1. The concept of an ecological smart home network
      • 1.1. Introduction
      • 1.2. Historical transitions
      • 1.3. Moving toward sustainability
      • 1.4. Technology elements
      • 1.5. Design considerations
      • 1.6. Future trends
    • 2. Power line communications and hybrid systems for home networks
      • 2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2. Power line technologies
      • 2.3. Hybrid wireless/power line systems
      • 2.4. Future trends
      • 2.5. Sources of further information
    • 3. Middleware platform for smart home networks
      • 3.1. Standardization of home networks and devices
      • 3.2. Problems with standardization regarding home networks and devices
      • 3.3. PUCC peer-to-peer/overlay networking protocols and device metadata technologies
      • 3.4. PUCC middleware platform
      • 3.5. Smart home applications using the PUCC middleware platform
      • 3.6. Conclusions
  • Part Two. Applications
    • 4. The ecology of home sensor networks for telecare
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Context of telecare
      • 4.3. Telecare networks
      • 4.4. Telecare systems
      • 4.5. Conclusion
    • 5. Smart home networking for content management
      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. Operational modes
      • 5.3. Technology analysis
      • 5.4. Contextual awareness and intelligence
      • 5.5. Conclusions
    • 6. Case study of an ecological, smart home network: iZEUS-intelligent Zero Emission Urban System
      • 6.1. Overview of smart home businesses today (by Isshiki and Umejima)
      • 6.2. Overview of ECHONET Lite (International Open Standard for Home appliances and utilities) (by Murakami)
      • 6.3. Overview of Smart House Businesses 1: Panasonic activities (by Murakami)
      • 6.4. Overview of Smart House Businesses 2: Toshiba activities (by Hirahara and Minemura)
      • 6.5. Open source software and related activities for ECHONET Lite with web technology (by Owada)
  • Index

Description

This book provides an authoritative guide for postgraduate students and academic researchers in electronics, computer and network engineering, telecommunications, energy technology and home automation, as well as R&D managers in industrial sectors such as wireless technology, consumer electronics, telecommunications and networking, information technology, energy technology and home automation.

Part One outlines the key principles and technologies needed for ecological smart home networks. Beginning with a thorough overview of the concept behind ecological smart home network design, the book reviews such important areas as power line communications, hybrid systems and middleware platforms. Part Two then goes on to discuss some important applications of this technology, with wireless smart sensor networks for home and telecare, and smart home networking for content and energy management (including the intelligent Zero Emission Urban System), all explored in detail.

Key Features

  • More systematic and comprehensive coverage: the book covers ecological design and technology requirements, performance and applications for smart home networks
  • Better focus on industry needs: the book covers current and emerging smart home networking technologies. It explains how the technologies work, how they have developed, their capabilities and the markets that they target
  • Better coverage of the best international research: the book is multi-contributor and brings together the leading researchers from around the world

Readership

Postgraduate students and academic researchers in electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications, networking, energy technology, and home automation. R&D managers in industrial sectors such as wireless technology, consumer electronics, telecommunications and networking, information technology, energy technology, and home automation.


Details

No. of pages:
130
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781782421245
Hardcover ISBN:
9781782421191

About the Editors

N. Saito Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Toyama University, Faculty of Education, Toyama, Japan

D Menga Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Électricité de France, France