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The main features of smart homes/buildings include real-time monitoring, remote control, safety from intruders, gas/fire alarm, and so on. Because sensitive and private information is managed within smart homes/buildings, security and privacy solutions must be put in place in order to protect users/businesses' data against violation attempts as well as to guarantee the provision of reliable services. To this end, rules—in the form of policies—associated with the smart home/building resources must be defined and correctly enforced by means of a robust framework for handling the huge amount of IoT data managed.
Source: Sicari, S., Rizzardi, A., Miorandi, D. and Coen-Porisini, A. Securing the smart home: A real case study, Internet Technology Letters, 2018; 1:e22. https://doi.org/10.1002/itl2.22
N. Panwar, S. Sharma, G. Wang, S. Mehrotra, and N. Venkatasubramanian, “Verifiable round-robin scheme for smart homes,” in Proceedings of the Ninth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy, CODASPY ’19, pp. 49–60, 2019.
What are advantages of smart factories?
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And how do you feel about smart factories? Please be as specific as possible when expressing your comments.
What are advantages of smart factories?
Humanity has come a long way from its earliest traces of civilization. Through industrialization, advancement has been brought to the world like never before. The introduction of human labor and later on machines were heightened to a great emphasis, being the main fuel of the economy. Manufacturing became a core concept in terms of civilization during the height of capitalism; a necessity in providing for the needs of citizens in terms of products, services and jobs among others. It is probably right to say that humanity's current habits revolve around the whims and ways of capitalism. Despite the fact that humanity has highly benefited from different stages of industrialization, it has also revealed how it can be perilous and detrimental to citizens throughout the years in different aspects. One of the dangers that capitalism and intensive labor pose toward workers would be the tendency of burnout from excessive and inhumane workloads. Burnout can also come from repetitive tasks, whereas humans are naturally inclined to look for new things to explore and experience from time to time. More so, labor workers also frequently encounter the risks of unjust labor treatment, particularly in relation to wages, benefits and regulations. Amid the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) technology during the current Industrial Revolution (IR), the same issues regarding the negative sides of labor and capitalism maintain their prevalence. This is where the idea of smart factories enters. In the simplest sense, a smart factory is a manufacturing site wherein the traditional workload is combined with smart machinery powered by huge data and technological systems. Smart factories are factories that are highly improved, innovated, and advanced, branching out as a contribution of IR 4.0. One of the great benefits that smart factories introduce would be the ability to shorten the duration and costs of operations in manufacturing. This is because it is highly flexible in adapting with the usual processes that happen in the factory through the means of storage and analysis of huge data. In doing so, the manufacturing processes became more efficient and effective, lessening the workload that employees are usually tasked with. A smart factory provides for the reduction of manufacturing process times and costs by adapting and optimizing operations as well as storing and analyzing vast amounts of data in real time. This leads to a more flexible, efficient, and autonomous production by encouraging workers to focus on improving processes rather than on mundane jobs, resulting in high value. Smart factories gradually gear up society for IR 5.0, with the goal of creating a people-centered economy rather than a task-centric economy. As smart factories aim to lessen the workloads of human workers, it allows them to have more time for other fundamental things that comprise their lives, other than their jobs and careers. Smart factories give hope for individuals to have more time for recreation and leisure, as well as time spent with family, friends, and meeting new individuals instead of working for eight hours straight. A smart factory strategy does not equate to a total replacement and retrenchment of employees with machines. Rather, it would employ the fusion of the work and effort of both humans and smart technology-powered machines. It adapts a system that is highly-digitalized wherein real-time data is optimized. Smart machines or smart robots can be programmed with repetitive and routine tasks that are usually compiled by the human workforce. Simply put, it brings forth a workplace and lifestyle for individuals that is both sustainable and humane. It is well known that the height of capitalism involves intense competition within and outside of firms and companies. With that being said, the utilization of smart factories and artificial intelligence allows the opportunity for robots to be those involved in the competitions instead of relying on humans. This can be done in the way that smart robots will be mainly responsible for the heavy processes done during production. Thus, they will be liable for the quality of the manufactured goods which are the foundation of a company's competency compared to other companies. In turn, this would relieve the human workforce from the added pressure that is embedded in the production process for the obvious reasons that they are held responsible for the product quality and output. Through smart robots, quality products and their output can be made, which will be the basis for the reputation of the company's name. External influences such as the macroeconomy and the pressure it places on a firm and its employees can play a significant role in fostering a toxic workplace. Smart factories give us a chance to save humanity and society by providing a realistic, attainable and considerate alternative for the people. Such an approach would provide the steps for a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for humans in terms of realigning their relationship with work. Lastly, it promotes a society that looks out for the well-being of its citizens, instead of looking at them as mere workers. Rushan Ziatdinov (email@example.com) is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Keimyung University, Daegu.
I want to simulate and test different type of situation in an IoT based smart home system. Hence I need some suggestions of suitable software to experience the environment virtually. Following that, I would like to implement too.
The development of smart cities is a part of the broader concept of sustainable pro-ecological development based on the use of modern, innovative information technologies and in addition to ecology.
In this way, the development of smart cities also improves people's lives and can make people happier.
Do you agree with me on the above matter?
Today's hostels are experiencing an increase in noise pollution.
Smart house technologies have been introduced to make homes more ecologically friendly. Can these technologies be applied to our hostels so that rooms that play loud music have their meters turned off when the loudness reaches a certain level? Do you have any suggestions?
The word "smart" is related to innovation, artificial intelligence, remote access to smart computerized systems, the Internet of Things, cloud computing, data processing and access to equipment for buildings, factories, etc. from mobile devices equipped with access to the Internet and other technologies of the current technological revolution known as Industry 4.0.
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What technologies dominate in the development of urban agglomerations according to the concept of smart-ecology sustainable development cities?
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What communication technologies are used in low-power, low-bandwidth smart home networks(ZigBee, WiFi HaLow,BLE, ANT, and Z-Wave wireless technology)?
I would like to see if anyone is interested in collaborating on some research papers. I work in the fields of SMART GRID, SMART BUILDINGS, OPTIMIZATION, and ENERGY MANAGEMENT.
If you are interested, could you send me a private text, please?
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I'm starting a research which aims to build Domain Specific Langauge (DSL) for users automation for smart home for example. Any suggestions about tools used to build such langauges, features that should be in these automations?
Thanks in advance..
In the last decade, boosting sustainability has been extensively studied in developing countries and developing societies. According to many works of literature, many attempts strive to achieve sustainability's main goals. Moreover, in Paris Conference Agreement in 2015, a decision to low the harmful gas emissions and low the earth's temperature by 2° C had been made.
I was astonished while working on my research paper in the following link:
As I found out, developing countries already have possibilities and opportunities to boost and achieve its targeting goals. At least the 17 goals that UN was determined. Although it is obvious that boosting sustainability is too hard for these contexts, I really seek to know why?
This is a well-recognized issue that necessitates a better approach toward figuring suitable solutions. Perhaps one of the first questions to arise is: How can we boost sustainability in Developing Countries?
The Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home technologies are growing at a rapid speed today. It is estimated that 75 billion IoT devices will be connected by 2025. An IoT device contains a microcontroller, sensors, wireless transceiver, and power management circuits. Using high-capacity batteries, super/ultra-capacitors, or energy harvesting technology, the IoT device must run from several weeks to several years. Low-power design is one of the highest priorities in designing IoT and smart home devices. To fulfill the low power goal, the designers of IoT devices must pay attention to selecting low power hardware components, utilizing power down modes in firmware, and energy harvesting for recharging the battery.
This Special Issue aims to collect original research or review articles on IoT and smart home applications with low-power hardware and software design in mind. Applications in environment monitoring, wearable devices for health monitoring, home automation, and using machine learning for sensor data analysis will be considered.
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Dear researchers, could you please help me with my question?
I would like to know how I can run multiple optimizations in one program...?
All the optimizations are the same in terms of variables, parameters, and sets but with different input data. The input data are being read from some mxn matrices. The number of optimizations is m. The output of each optimization is supposed to be returned in an mx1 matrix and the variables in some mxn matrices. Therefore, I wrote the objective function equation like this:
obj(m).. cost(m) =e= sum(n, f(m,n)) ;
However, it doesn't work and returns this error:
148 Dimension different - The symbol is referenced with more/less indices as declared
I even tried loop but it didn't work.
Any solution is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I am Ammar Hameed Shnain, a graduate researcher of Information Technology (IT) at Universiti Utara Malaysia. I humbly request the renown researchers who are experts enough to verify the developed theoretical model in my current research. The model attempts at investigating the Influential Factors on Intention To use Smart home services among the Elderly. Besides, I would like to validate the constructed questionnaire to carry out my research.
I would be much grateful for any assistance you may supply.
In domestic field, washing machine and dishwasher loads are categorized as controllable- shiftable loads.
Nowadays, what are most known published works on this topic?
In particular, what is the most effective approach in formulating such kind of loads?
What are the most effective algorithms which are able to schedule in real time the cycle of such loads without assuming to know a priori the future energy demand?
What are is the most common objective function used by a training (optimization) algorithm?
I am planning to develop a methodology to analyse electric energy consumption based on user's behaviour and environment. Therefore I am looking for a tool that generate appliance level consumption data along with the user activities going on and environmental data that affect consumption (like doors and windows state, outside temperature, occupants' presence and location, etc.)
I have an idea about Simulink and DesignBuilder. But Simulink simulates appliances consumption regardless of users's behaviour and occupants presence, and DesignBiulder generates whole-house consumption data.
So do you have an idea of a tool that may serve my purposes?
Is the competencies of the clever grid, smart homes, and its combined with IoT components in other public utilities, including roadways, sewage, and water transport can make a contribution to greater included and useful infrastructure, particularly in towns?
I am intending to construct a questionnaire as a part of my PhD study to measure the intention to use smart home services base on IoT among the elderly. As I know, constructing a new questionnaire requires some tests to conduct, including reliability and validity tests. However, the term validity is confusing for me and I am not sure about its importance. Do I really need to conduct a questionnaire validity?
I would be much grateful for any assistance you may supply.
Ammar Hameed shnain
In the context of vertical industry, security demands could vary significantly among services. For instance, the mobile Internet of Things (IoT) devices requires lightweight security while high-speed mobile services demand high efficient mobile security. The network-based hop-by-hop security approach may not be efficient enough to build differentiated end-to-end (E2E) security for different services. As IoT is gaining momentum, more people will be able to remotely operate or "talk" to networked devices, for instance, instructing facilities at a smart home to get up. Therefore, there is a need for more stringent authentication method to prevent unauthorized access to IoT devices.
Now, what are the permanent authentication methods the could be to prevent unauthorized access to IoT devices?
Industry 4.0 has been partially defined by its use of machine-to-machine communication and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to create factories that operate like smart homes: an array of appliances and machines are brought into constant communication in order to create a cohesive, highly visible system. Logistics 4.0 operates under these same principles, but with a different set of component parts. Specifically, it makes use of “smart” containers, vehicles, pallets, and transport systems in order to create a fully networked supply stream that offers supply chain managers, shippers, freight forwarders, and others the necessary visibility to route transport and perform other logistics tasks in an optimal way. The concepts of Logistics 4.0 are becoming popular as logistics management evolves. Industry 4.0 impacts the corporate world through digitization both horizontal and vertical supply chains, products, services, business models, and customer relations.
How much this will affect the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) providers?
I am a research student and working on human behavior modeling. I am looking for dataset that follows these properties :
1. Dataset should be collected from one resident living alone in a smart home
2. If possible, the data should be already labeled or semi-labeled for activity recognition algorithms
What if we can know when a space/zone in a building is occupied (time, duration, preferences among others)? Will that information help the building mangers to improve occupant comfort?
Smart Home Systems is a hot topic for research nowadays and many smart home gadgets are already available which have a wide range of smart features. However, the gadgets available in market (for instance Amazon's Alexa based devices) are too much expensive for people living in 3rd world countries.
Is it possible to build a smart home system for people with limited budgets so that they can enjoy some basic features of home automation?
Please give now existing or built examples of cities, agglomerations or city districts, small towns that operate within the concept of smart cities and in accordance with the principles of sustainable pro-ecological development?
In the 21st century, in connection with the technological development and the need to develop cities according to the green economy concept, including sustainable pro-ecological development, is it possible or will be to build a fully autonomously energetically and ecologically, economically self-sufficient smart city?
Could someone please recommend specific smart home devices for security-related MQTT experiments, such as cameras, switches, smart lights, access routers etc? If you could also recommend commercial devices for simulating traffic lights I will be very grateful.
What IoT devices would you recommend for MQTT experiments? Further recommendations on Smart home devices or simulators for security-related MQTT experiments will also be appreciated.
How will the technique of building infrastructure of cities and metropolises change due to the ongoing global warming process?
Does the development of smart city technology and ecological innovations, renewable energy sources, etc., ie the dissemination of sustainable pro-ecological development of cities and metropolises, facilitate the process of settling new environments in connection with the ongoing global warming process?
What kind of new environments did the people experience when fleeing from the drained continents? Probably if the end of the twenty-first century due to the progressive procesm global warming average temperature of the Earth's surface to increase by 3-4 degrees Celsius to most areas in tropical, subtropical and temperate some of the areas will not be suitable for survival. People will have to emigrate to the arctic regions.
In addition, technologies for colonizing new environments should be developed. Perhaps in a few decades new cities will be built underground, at the bottom of the seas and oceans, in Earth's orbit and possibly also on the Moon and on Mars if humanity in the next several decades will properly modernize the space travel technique and colonize the possible planets in our System sunlight.
Do you agree with my opinion on this matter?
In view of the above, I am asking you the following question:
How will human civilization change in a few decades due to the ongoing global warming process?
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In China, entire metropolises are built according to the plan of sustainable smart cities. An example is Shenzen, which over 30 years ago was a small village and is now a modern metropolis. In addition, other cities of this type are planned to be built from scratch in the next 30 years. Some of these metropolises, which are currently planned for construction, are to be almost completely autonomous in terms of energy and in terms of food supply. These new pro-ecological metropolises, planned as smart city cities, contain many greenery and include crop fields and solar power plants at the periphery.
Is technology corporations strengthening their dominance over entire communities of users of technological devices through technology development?
Will the risk of hackers taking control of various information technology devices, including smart city, increase in the future?
Will the risk of public and state security increase if the hackers take control over the majority of devices connected to the Internet?
Will cybercrime and cyber security change its character in connection with the development of smart city information technologies, including smart home, smart devices?
Please, answer, comments.
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I described the problem of cybercrime in publications:
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What features and new technologies will be used in smart homes in the future?
Will intelligent homes in the future meet the objectives of environmentally-friendly sustainable development?
Please, answer, comments.
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I want to implement Ambient intelligence in my research with a prime focus on Smart home automation. Is ambient intelligence is quite same as Context awareness or machine learning? I want to design a system which makes automated decisions based on environment information (data) and user behaviors.
I am conducting research on Intelligent Energy management with specific attention to modern 'smart homes' using artificial intelligence algorithms.But,i couldn't find any dataset covering electricity consumption of entire home appliances like: A/C units, ventilation (HRV) unit, dishwasher, refrigerator, and freezer.I have seen some papers using sensors to extract the data in real homes. But the datasets are not available online.
I am interested in finding out about field studies involving energy savings in households using Smart Home technologies such as smart thermostats, smart plugs, window/door contacts, and so forth. Does anyone know of such case studies?
What makes the new technology of the electric springs more effective than the common voltage stabilizer at the load level
The statistical based approaches can be HMM or non parametric Cumulative sum algorithm but i am not able to understand how to implement these ideas.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
Obviously, smart grid technology is growing fast. Its contribution to energy efficiency and sustainability is undeniable. I would like to see deep in to it, what it is like, what advantages and disadvantages it might have. Dear RG members and researchers, you are welcome to to provide any reasonable comment on the topic under question.
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With respect to the network anomaly detection in smart home environments and using machine learning? Such like small dataset needed for training? Few labeled training data needed?
I am looking for an example feed-in-tariff which is released by any goverment to encourage users for battery installation to consume self-generated electricity in smart homes.
Dear friends, colleagues, and professors,
I am interested in become familiar with electrification process in different countries. As I read, in some countries, such as Sweden, householders have this option to buy energy from different retailers and the maintenance/reinforcement of distribution network is done by distribution system operators. In this regards, how is distribution network loss allocated among consumers and/or retailers?
Thank you for sharing your experience from different regions of the globe.
In response to a question from a researcher about smart home/kitchen, I pointed out, in passing, that a "smart tv" can keep track of what we are viewing and even listen to what we are saying. Of course it is not the TV that is interested in your viewing habits and preferences but the service provider. Lest we forget, Orwell's 1984 is very much alive in the age of the Internet. I am keeping my distance from smart tv. What about you? What are your thoughts given that many home devices will have IoT ( Internet of things) connectivity?
I am working on wireless sensor network to manage energy in a smart home using LoRa technology. I'm to execute this project using LoRa which is very new to me. If anyone has done a project using LoRa technology before, the person should just help me out with materials, tutorials and links because I dont know where and how to start with LoRa.
I am to come up with a network design, capable of collecting relevant information about appliances energy usage in a smart home and simulate it with OMNeT++ and Castalia framework.
intelligent energy management solutions for distributed resources? smart grids?
Connection of 20,000 smart home solutions and distributed energy sources to the smart grid is planned by 2020
What do you think?
In many applications we must detect anomaly in data gathered from the behavior of an agent for example in a smart home with some simple sensors. so, is deep learning method useful for this type of problems, and for detect anomalies?
I am looking for examples of buildings or interiors which are designed specifically to accommodate or hinder the propagation of wireless communication signals. I know of a few cases, such as the Herzog&de Meuron's Signal Box Auf dem Wolf or the NSA headquarters, but I suspect there might be some lesser known applications and solutions that are more complex than blocking signals entirely.
Thank you for any thoughts, information you can give.
We usualy calculate CLTD acording to range of temperatures during a day in order to calculate the cooling load of the buildings. Are there another new way to calculate the cooling load of the buildings?
I wanted to get some assistance regarding the above topic. I am to design and implement a water leak detector system for home use as part of a water usage management system. The system must
1. Detect a leak
2. Interface with a control system so that the smart meter can be automatically shut down remotely
Please advice on the projects relation to the use of telemetry for implementation and how one should/would go about it.
Is there any simulation tool for the communication in smart home? I need a simulator for transmission data between gateways , sensors and any other devices.
thanks in advance
Nowadays, Smart Homes are very famous for implementing the Smart Communities.
Consequently, there are emerging Advanced Smart Home Energy Management System rapidly.
Warmly welcome for your comments and opinions on the role of Smart Energy Meters in it.
In addition, I would like to know the maximum number of Smart Energy Meters? And how should we install?
I was searching for a system/architecture that includes a smart meter as well as several smart plugs distributed in the home. In particular interesting would be how such a system integrates smart appliances into the HEMS
I am a research student and working on Smart City project. I am looking for dataset that adhere following properties.
1. Dataset should be at least from two (preferably more) sources/domains e.g. the smart phone, smart home and smart car.
2. I am looking specifically individual level data in each case, Also the data should be dependent across sources/domains.
In Phase measurement Unit (PMU), we require sampling clock pulses of 1pps through GPS. How will I create this Time synchronization or 1pps in MATLAB??
How will I generate timing pulses in order of 1 microsecond/1pps in MATLAB?
I need to define some scenarios for smart spaces. For example: 1-Lights are turned on when user enters the environment 2- Telephone starts to play messages automatically.
Is there any formal template, method or language for scenario definition in this context?
If we have the only power demand curve of last one month then based on it can we predict the future power demand. if yes than please suggest the name of technique.
As the earth or short circuit fault occur at any terminal of the circuit. How the value of the resistance decrease for Earth fault and short circuit. for example
Positive pole to ground: resistance variance from initial stage to final stage
Pole to pole: resistance variance from initial stage to final stage
what are the information do you think that can be exchanged between smart meter and appliances in a home area network? Generally its a communication that ensures which are the appliances that are working and what is its power consumption.
When looking at legislation changes to produce a better energy rating system (in Australia) is a prescriptive model, that requires a minimum standard to pass better or worse than that of a reward based model that sets a base model and gives additional marks for innovation and passive design? In terms of achieving higher sustainable energy efficiency within the residential housing scheme. Examples from what countries around the world are doing would be great.
I am interested in simulating/coding a typical smart home with HVAC, critical appliances, Electric vehicle and a rooftop solar PV system with battery connected to grid via Hybrid inverter all these are interconnected via a Energy managment system. I want to implement a demand response algorithm and test it on considered smart home with detail appliance modeling, control logic implementation for economical and peak demand benefits comparision.
consider an administrative building with 15 zones on three floors, occupied only between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. It has a central heating with a certain number of fan coils in each zone. It is possible to set air temperature for each zone (15 set points) and also temperature and flow of the incoming hot water (2 set points). There is a simple on/off regulation ensuring to follow the set points. Inside each zone, there is a sensor of presence and temperature (also relative humidity for some zones). Furthermore, there are also sensors of gas and electricity consumption. All those variables are stored centrally and set points can be set from the central control center. Local weather database is also available. My question is: for this special case, what could be an ICT based smart control scenario with highest potential benefits in terms of energy savings, costs savings, comfort maintenance, etc. For example, possible scenarios are heating start time optimization, model predictive control, reduction of night time set points, temperature compensated control, etc. Obviously, a certain amount of comfort should be satisfied especially for the daytime period. I am very interested in different ideas and opinions of people from different fields. I am especially interested in the highest upper-bound benefits (for example savings that can come if I have a perfect weather predictions and a perfect model of the building). Thank you for any comment.