Domots are coming! Or how to manage building automation in a balanced way?

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Abstract

One goal of the presented works is the development and exploitation of a building infrastructure allowing integration of services and activities. Two approaches coexist, related with the automatic versus anthropocentric issues. In one hand (the automatic way), activities inside buildings could be more organised, optimised, efficiently controlled and less expensive if a set of complementary infrastructures is available, acting in a cooperative way and enabling new specific functionality implementation. In the other hand, the anthropocentric view stresses the dependency on the occupant needs and wishes.

In this paper, it will be presented the definition of reference architectures and models that adequately supports the basic functionalities and their relations with building activities, as well the necessary infrastructure for a robust and open system based implementation, considering the occupant needs and wishes. Entities, named domots, that could manage some building resources and are able to dialogue and to be at the occupant disposal will be introduced (domots = ''domus'' + ''robot''). Already developed domots will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBALANCED AUTOMATION SYSTEMS II
EditorsL. M. Camarinha-Matos, H. Afsarmanesh
PublisherChapman & Hall
Pages55-64
ISBN (Print)0-412-78890-X
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event2nd IEEE/ECLA/IFIP International Conference on Architectures and Design Methods for Balanced Automation Systems, BASYS'96 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 17 Jun 199619 Jun 1996

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE/ECLA/IFIP International Conference on Architectures and Design Methods for Balanced Automation Systems, BASYS'96
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period17/06/9619/06/96

Keywords

  • intelligent buildings
  • distributed systems
  • system integration
  • balanced automation

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