Seamless Home Services

Sebastian Feuerstack and Marco Blumendorf and Grzegorz Lehmann and Sahin Albayrak
Developing Ambient Intelligence
The growing number of smart devices providing services in peoples’ homes and the increasing number of services available via the Internet creates two separate worlds that have not been successfully integrated yet. To bridge these two worlds, we propose a Home Service Platform supporting the seamless integration of home-based and net-centric services in a smart home environment. A common Service Engine supporting inter-service communication and aggregation provides human accessible user interfaces via a Service Portal and allows representing devices through a Home Device Controller. The integration of the two worlds allows us to create a new type of service: Seamless Home Services.
Antonio Maña and Volkmar Lotz