Milan Z. Bjelica

Milan Z. Bjelica
University of Novi Sad · Department of Computing and Control Engineering

PhD

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Publications (103)
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Modern technologies lead to more sophisticated hardware, while software is becoming more complex. These trends are widely present in consumer electronics and do not bypass automotive electronics either. There is an evident recent growth in in-vehicle infotainment, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and cluster development. The nu...
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Fast expansion of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) market and applications has resulted in a high demand for various accompanying algorithms. In this paper we present an implementation of Driver monitoring algorithm. Main goal of the algorithm is to automatically asses if driver is tired and in that case, raise a proper alert. It is widely...
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Rapid expansion of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) applications has resulted in development of many new algorithms that are applied in solving various challenging problems. These algorithms need to be implemented on existing ADAS platforms which are usually heterogeneous in order to maximize computing power, while minimizing power consump...
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Since the emerge of Android as a fully capable TV operating system, the remaining questions address issues of its applicability to the ecosystems of major telecom operators, especially those providing TV services to subscribers. The abundance of services are provided to consumers, including Live IPTV broadcast, over-the-top TV, video on demand, med...
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This paper explains Android service for sending and receiving e-mail in case speeding has occurred. Client app has been made for changing e-mail sender, receiver and also for changing speed limits for particular section of road. Evaluation has shown that fetching data from service is quite reliable and safe. This is because OBD II system is used on...
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This paper describes a rendering system designed to render translucent 2D UI elements (e.g. images and text) in 3D space. Significant part of the implemented system and algorithm is dedicated to rendering of composite 2D elements consisting of multiple simple elements in the same plane in 3D space. The described approach was incorporated in a UI de...
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In this paper a concept and implementation of a Device Cloud with customizable generation of remote user interfaces is presented. The proposed solution allows adapting device dashboards in frontend applications connected to the Device Cloud, through a model-based approach in Internet of Things. Some of the main contributions to the state-of-the-art...
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In this paper, a solution for a self-help module as a part of a Device Cloud platform for connected consumer electronic devices is presented. The proposed solution allows users to track parameter values and solve issues on their devices. Contribution to technology is a real-time issue solving mechanism based on cross-referencing of parameter values...
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The lack of easy to use environment to connect and manage the things is one of the obstacles that hold back multimodal personalized use of Internet of Things. We present a novel idea and a cloud framework with original elements that enable development of ecosystem for the user tailored deployment of things in the context of a personalized situation...
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Age of digital television has brought many changes to television user's experience. On one side there is comfort because of great amount of data available in the stream and possibility of accessing the Internet over TV. On the other side great amount of data brings significant discomfort, if the data is not organized well and user has to browse thr...
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Network technologies development provides constant access to the consumer electronic devices, so that they are becoming remotely managed. This paper presents a solution for support of Lua based configuration scripts definition as a part of the auto-configuration system. This system enables the user to create, control or remove configuration scripts...
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Providing access to devices via Internet is a growing trend allowing consumers to monitor and control their home appliances, heating, air conditioning and multimedia devices remotely from their tablets or laptops. Increasing number of “anywhere access” applications emerged to provide the users with cutting edge monitoring and control possibilities,...
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In this paper a concept, architecture and implementation of a device cloud platform is presented. Proposed device cloud, through a secure application programming interface (API), enables the creation of various Internet of Things applications, among which TV control application and energy consumption monitoring application for the home were impleme...
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This paper describes an approach to a full vertical smart building solution. The concept relies on identification of distinct layers, selection of optimal technologies for each, and their seamless integration into a unified service. The solution uses low-cost, energy efficient Zigbee for the most massive device layer, embedded solution for the laye...
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In this paper, a non-intrusive approach for measuring Audio/Video (AV) synchronization delay for wide range of multimedia devices is presented. The approach combines QR codes and sweep markers to enable cost-effective AV delay measurement in real-time. The concept relies on transmission of reference signal from source to the end-device and renderin...
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In this paper, a solution for diagnostic CWMP client for set-top box devices is presented. The following features of the client contribute to the state-of-the-art: straightforward integration to DTV/IPTV middleware, compile-time scalability towards any CWMP data model, decoupling from operating system/set-top box applications and built-in support f...
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The amount of digital multimedia devices in a modern day household capable of connecting to the Internet has increased dramatically over the last years, including mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets as well as digital TV sets and set-top boxes. Since these devices are readily available and allow customization through software they can b...
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In this paper an extension to the software of digital TV receivers / set-top box devices is presented, to allow those devices to be discoverable, configurable and monitorable by ACS servers. The solution is based on TR-069 protocol, with the novel architectural solutions addressing the need for improved scalability, extensibility and adaptability o...
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This paper presents an implementation of a social gaming cloud service allowing mobile and TV devices to connect to as clients. Development of this service will allow players from multiple homes to play together, using TV devices as main displays and mobile devices as game controllers. In order to evaluate the service, an example game was developed...
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At microwave frequencies, absorption by molecular resonance is a major factor affecting radio propagation. Irregularities in the radio propagation pattern, expressed in a form of the received signal strength indicator's (RSSI) variations, can indicate the possible presence of a human within the radio network. The proposed human presence detection m...
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The presence of a human in the vicinity of radio transceivers results in radio signal strength variations at the receiver’s input. Therefore, human presence in an indoor environment can be recognized by analyzing and quantifying irregularities in the radio signature. In order to quantify the information in terms of human presence, we present a nove...
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As the number of computer-based systems and consumer gadgets is growing, users are becoming increasingly overwhelmed by the requests for attention coming from this variety of devices. In addition, technology has quickened the pace of life and work to the extent that interaction between people has become more frequent. Dealing with both social and d...
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In this paper a cloud-based TV-centric gaming architecture is proposed, enabling the creation of games played amongst friends seated in geographically separated living rooms. In each living room a television is used as a public game display and mobile devices are used as game controllers. An example of a multi-player board game using the proposed a...
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The concept of cloud computing allowed for integration of vast variety of devices and services towards the provision of enhanced experience for consumers. In this paper techniques and a framework for the provisioning of personalization information to the users of set-top box applications are presented and evaluated. To provide personalized services...
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Advances in the capabilities of both mobile devices and digital televisions have created new possibilities for human-computer interaction, which can be used for developing informal TV-centric games. Those possibilities were tested by creating a game that can be played on a TV, while a television program is showing, which can be controlled through m...
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for a scalable, adaptable and efficient Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring system for consumer devices. The system is set in the Cloud environment and based on TR-069 remote management protocol. The proposed solution allows the development of secure, cloud-based network provisioning and managemen...
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Radio irregularity phenomenon is often considered as a shortcoming of wireless sensor networks. In this paper, the radio irregularity is regarded as a benefit of wireless networks. The proposed novel method for human presence detection, applied to the monitoring system for residential energy management, utilizes radio irregularity for an efficient...
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for a scalable, adaptable and efficient Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring system for consumer devices. The system is set in the Cloud environment and based on TR-069 remote management protocol. The proposed solution allows the development of secure, cloud-based network provisioning and managemen...
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In this paper we propose an integration of a device configuration and monitoring module based on the TR-069 protocol (also known as CPE Wan Management Protocol) as a system service for Android-based set-top-boxes (STBs) and other consumer electronic devices. Currently there is no support for configuration and monitoring of consumer devices under An...
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Digital TV receivers are becoming increasingly powerful devices allowing consumers to not only watch television broadcasts but also to access the Internet or communicate to other devices in the same local area network through either an Ethernet connection or by using a wireless connection. As the living room represents a meeting place for family an...
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The proliferation of devices with Android OS recently facilitated the integration of various consumer electronic devices running Android for novel applications. In this paper the architecture and a framework for the development of TV-centric games is presented. These games involve set-top boxes or TV receivers, mobile devices and the Internet towar...
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Efficient wireless networks have significantly motivated the use of radio signals for intrusion detection and surveillance. While moving through an area covered with 2.4GHz radio network, a human body interferes with radio signals, resulting in strong variations of the signal strength. In this paper, we propose the method which recognizes human pre...
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This paper presents concepts and implementation of a software safety module for use in the development of embedded software for smart home actuators. Presented solution preserves low CPU overhead and facilitates software development towards meeting various safety requirements for safety certifications.
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This paper presents a developed application which integrates new communication capabilities of set top boxes running Android OS. The application is a game showing its content overlaid on top of the television program whereas Android mobile devices are used as controllers. The performance of the application is tested by measuring the speed of the va...
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Efficient wireless sensor nodes have significantly motivated the usage of wireless sensor networks for intrusion detection and surveillance. A passive wireless surveillance network has the ability to detect humans by analyzing only the variations of the signal strength with respect to distance and alignment between nodes. When a human passes throug...
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The paper presents a novel method for human detection that is applied to the automatic control of home appliances' power consumption. The method uses a wireless smart outlets network and changes of received signal strength indicator (RSSI) between stationary communication nodes (2.4 GHz smart outlets). The main idea is to monitor the changes of RSS...
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In this paper we present a solution of a gateway device for smart homes with the ability to interact with IPv6-enabled home devices over 6LoWPAN, answering to the need for the creation of ubiquitous, energy-saving home networks. The gateway also supports the traditional IPv4 interfacing over WiFi and Ethernet. UPnP over IPv6 is fully enabled so tha...
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The paper presents a human detection method applied to the intelligent device-level software platform for residential energy management. The proposed solution increases user awareness and automates the power control, with the primary goal to contribute in energy savings. Instead of using conventional presence sensors as inputs for automated power m...
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Radio irregularity phenomenon is often considered as a shortcoming of wireless networks. In this paper we present the method of using radio irregularity as an efficient human presence detection sensor which increases user awareness in smart homes. The idea is based on monitoring the received signal strength indicator (RSSI) between stationary wirel...
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The most recent requests for interoperability between the different devices within a home automation system have brought IP-based protocols to the attention in this area. However, a number of hurdles need to be overcome so that the IP connection to home devices could become enabled, the most important being the requests for a large address space an...
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This paper describes a concept and implementation of a platform for video game development. The platform relies on use of commercially available devices such as TV sets, tablet PCs and mobile phones, allowing them to create a synergistic gaming experience. The physical description of the system and implementation principles of software solution are...
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The goal of the panel is to present and discuss a proposition for integration of DTV in Android devices. The system offers complete DTV functionality, while enabling users to use the TV device as a regular Android device. The proposition also includes a specification of a Java API that should be used to access DTV content from Android applications.
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Pioneer company in Android for MIPS porting reports the hands-on experience with Android ported to TV including challenges for the developers of TV applications. The talk covers the concept of telecentric app development, as well as the development of synergistic applications for Mobile devices and TV.
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Idea, concept and a prototype of the software solution for enabling context-aware functions in consumer electronic devices is presented. Based on the recent effects of the digital convergence to the consumer electronics field, users became overwhelmed by various disruptions coming from different devices (PCs, mobile phones and recently, TV sets). T...
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Idea, concept and a prototype of the software solution for enabling context-aware functions in consumer electronic devices is presented. Based on the recent effects of the digital convergence to the consumer electronics field, users became overwhelmed by various disruptions coming from different devices (PCs, mobile phones and recently, TV sets). T...
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In this paper an analysis on the use of several major scripting languages within a real home automation system is presented. Several speed and complexity benchmarks are applied for Lua, XML and SMIL script languages with regard to the specific target system requirements.
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This paper presents interactivity enhancements applicable for the applications for modern TV receivers, using the example of TV communication application. Context-aware functionalities for TV applications are presented, including the automatic operation profile selection and the announcement of the selected profile by the use of RGB lighting effect...
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Ever increasing demand for the solutions that can help automate everyday tasks inside a household has resulted in various systems, devices and applications working towards the fulfilment of that goal. The majority of systems use scripting languages to define the behaviour of automated devices in the home. In this paper we present the results of the...
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This paper presents the design and implementation of a simple software-based home control platform used for the intelligent automatic control of audio/video devices. The system facilitates integration of various residential sensors, with an accent on users’ localization and presence detection. For the presence detection and localization we utilize...
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In a world of accessible information the pace of everyday living is quickening. This coupled with the increasing interest in personal healthcare and well-being issues has resulted in new solutions being arrived at. Existing consumer electronics and home automation solutions need to evolve to capture these developing customer needs. In the scope of...
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In this paper we present an intelligent device-level residential energy monitoring and controlling platform based on interactive outlets and light dimmer-switches. The platform allows users to monitor, control and compare electricity consumption of appliances connected to the residential power network. In our prototype we are able to perform contro...
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The introduction of IP-based services to the realm of television broadcasting, television receivers and set-top boxes, opened possibilities for different, new applications for the users in front of their TV screens. IPTV, IP-based communications, social networking and web browsing are among the newest add-ons to the traditional digital TV concepts....
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Modern technologies and connectivity enable users to perform their tasks faster than ever before. Overall performance no longer depends upon barriers imposed by the tools used for the work, but by the speed of the worker himself. Trying to compete with their electronic “helpers”, such as computers, PDAs and mobile phones, people perform multitaskin...
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Evolving generations of user interfaces are inadvertently seeking for revolution in the way people interact with computers and computer-based systems. We witness the birth of a potpourri of shape-shifting, translucent user interface forms or wearable gadgetry that is not likely to be adopted any time soon. Instead of proposing a next generation of...
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In this paper we present a system for mediating social interruptions in home or office environment, based on the use of a novel technique of light-based busy flags. The system uses a scalable set of sensors to estimate user availability and to announce this information to possible interrupters (e.g. workplace colleagues) by using dynamic, programma...
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This paper presents a multi-sensorial platform that estimates person availability, and alerts others by using light effects and a web portal. Using cameras, microphones and events from home/office equipment, the platform decides the light scheme to illuminate the foyer in front of the monitored room using the color corresponding to occupant’s avail...
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In this paper we present a novel software-based home control platform suitable as an extension to digital home appliances that are equipped with a CPU (set-top boxes, home theatre systems, TV sets, gaming consoles etc). By using an appliance they are already accustomed to, users become able to control lights, appliances and media playback in their...
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This paper proposes a concept of a home controller for home automation that is embeddable to existing consumer electronic devices in the household, such as TV sets and set-top boxes. The concept is investigated through implementation in a digital set-top box extended with units for both power line (X10) and wireless (Zigbee) communication to contro...
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In this paper we present a novel software-based home control platform as an add-on to a set-top box (STB) for digital television. By means of using merely a remote controller, traditional STB users become able to control lights, appliances and media playback in their homes. Intelligence and awareness is achieved with a support for execution of reci...
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Making systems user-aware can be a daunting task. Problems that should be attended range from sensing a complex environment and recognizing user activity, to prediction and personalization of system services. This paper proposes a User Awareness Kit (UAK) that can be used as a slave system with a variety of consumer electronic devices. UAK combines...
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This paper presents a simple Ambient Intelligence system design and implementation. The system is based on 3D user localization within a room using the 3D camera and responding through an array of UPnP/DLNA rendering devices. The way the system responds to users’ location is controllable and changeable, and it is defined by executing an XML documen...
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This paper presents a solution of a UPnP/DLNA control library for the use within a distributed multimedia system. Apart from standard playback control functions, library supports execution of scripts that define time transitions and response to external events, faster response to play command and better playback synchronization across multiple rend...