This paper studies methods to produce a generic device description language for home automation devices. The need for a mechanism producing such is crucial to improve interoperability of the devices. The grammar is based on XML and its vocabulary and structure is presented. The implementation prototype for remote programming utilising this format contained LON network based automation devices. The prototype produces a complete LON device description with the aid of supporting external information. The process of forming device descriptions from X10 and Bluetooth devices is also presented in this paper.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings International ITEA Workshop on Virtual Home Environments|
|Place of Publication||Aachen|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||International ITEA Workshop on Virtual Home Environments - Paderborn, Germany|
Duration: 20 Feb 2002 → 21 Feb 2002
|Conference||International ITEA Workshop on Virtual Home Environments|
|Period||20/02/02 → 21/02/02|
- device description
Aihkisalo, T., Riihimäki, R., & Ranta, T. (2002). Integration of heterogeneous home automation appliances: generic device description format. In Proceedings International ITEA Workshop on Virtual Home Environments (pp. 13-20). Shaker Verlag.