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Cabin as a Home: A Novel Comfort Optimization Framework for IoT Equipped Smart Environments and Applications on Cruise Ships

Massimiliano Nolich, Daniele Spoladore, Sara Carciotti, Raol Buqi, Marco Sacco
2019 Sensors  
The international tourism competition poses new challenges to the cruise sector, such as the achievement of the tourists' satisfaction and the increase in on board comfort.  ...  The framework leverages on knowledge representation with ontologies and consists of a publisher–subscriber communication framework that allows all of the IoT applications to use the reasoner and the provided  ...  The Proposed Novel Decision Making Framework for Smart Environments The E-Cabin framework leverages ontological representations of some domains of knowledge to enable reasoning for indoor comfort customization  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19051060 fatcat:nam4gu5atncoljnu4ufoiayjhe

ComfOnt: A Semantic Framework for Indoor Comfort and Energy Saving In Smart Homes

Daniele Spoladore, Atieh Mahroo, Alberto Trombetta, Marco Sacco
2019 Electronics  
consumption, and indoor comfort metrics to provide dwellers with customized services.  ...  Developed reusing widely adopted ontologies, ComfOnt aims at providing inhabitants with the possibility of having personalized indoor comfort in their living environments and at helping them in scheduling  ...  In [23] the authors tackled the modeling of some indoor comfort metrics by reusing some reference models to enable customization of comfort in cruise cabins; the ontology is here adopted as a backbone  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics8121449 fatcat:cfcngtuyh5c6xprjtpu6kraoy4

RoomFort: An Ontology-Based Comfort Management Application for Hotels

Daniele Spoladore, Sara Arlati, Sara Carciotti, Massimiliano Nolich, Marco Sacco
2018 Electronics  
In this context, this work introduces RoomFort, a smart comfort management system aimed at enhancing comfort of hotel room guests and leveraging on semantic representations of comfort, environment, and  ...  RoomFort provides a set of domain ontologies to formalize comfort-related metrics and to exploit the automatic reasoning capabilities provided by Semantic Web technologies, while gathering data through  ...  Comfort in CA, AAL and AmI Systems Most of the studies focusing on indoor comfort customization are for CA systems, AmI and AAL solutions and Smart Homes.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics7120345 fatcat:ue4ds6aflrgo3ow5lsrz3k2fhi

D5.6 - symbIoTe Trials, Deployments & Assessment

João Garcia, Matteo Pardi, Raquel Ventura Miravet, Luca De Santis, Lorenzo Neri, Reinhard Herzog, Michael Jacoby, Szymon Mueller, Karl Kreiner, Aleksandar Antonić, Martina Marjanović, Svenja Schroeder (+2 others)
2018 Zenodo  
specific components used in each use case, and assess the results of the performed trials.  ...  This deliverable provides an overview on how the various trials were designed and evaluated and explains the deployment of the symbIoTe components needed for the various different trials, as well as the  ...  The Smart Indoor Air Quality trial was able to leverage indoor and outdoor air quality sensors to provide useful information and services to residents.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2566395 fatcat:wjvxlrje3bad7if6oorpg2yyiy

Integrating IoT platforms using the INTER-IoT approach: A case study of the CasAware project

Gianfranco E. Modoni, Enrico G. Caldarola, Nicola Mincuzzi, Marco Sacco, Katarzyna Wasielewska, Paweł Szmeja, Maria Ganzha, Marcin Paprzycki, Wiesław Pawłowski
2020 Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments  
CasAware is an Ambient Assisted Living platform, developed within an Italian research project, with the aim to improve the level of comfort and well-being of inhabitants of a house, while optimizing the  ...  In order to realize integration needed for CasAware, this paper presents an approach which exploits results of the INTER-IoT project.  ...  Acknowledgements The research reported in this paper has been partially funded by the European Union EU-H2020-ICT under the grant agreement No: 687283, INTER-IoT, and by Regione Lombardia Bando Linea RS  ... 
doi:10.3233/ais-200578 fatcat:tebx6l3bwje6tpsh6spenge53u

An Overview of Sensors, Design and Healthcare Challenges in Smart Homes: Future Design Questions

Badziili Nthubu
2021 Healthcare  
The ageing population increases the demand for customized home care. As a result, sensing technologies are finding their way into the home environment.  ...  The results show that much work has been carried out in developing sensors for smart home care.  ...  This review paper positions the role of design in smart homes as crucial towards making smart home constituents comfortable and safe around IoT devices such as sensors and actuators.  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare9101329 pmid:34683009 fatcat:b24abn2wzjd2np3or55yxoybbe

D5.4 - Integrated Prototype and Developed Applications

Ilia Pietri, Vasilis Glykantzis, Gerhard Duennebeil, Karl Kreiner, Christoph Ruggenthaler, Petar Krivic, Ivana Podnar Zarko, Pavle Skocir, Matteo Pardi, Luca Tomaselli, Luca De Santis, Michael Jacoby (+12 others)
2018 Zenodo  
This deliverable documents the final release of the symbIoTe software prototype.  ...  The smart home reacts to changes in indoor parameters such as temperature, humidity, CO 2 levels and noise to maintain a healthy and safe indoor environment by recommending actions to the user such as  ...  Figure 12 : High-level architecture showing the involved platforms, applications and symbIoTe components (e.g., Enabler) for the Smart Area Controller and Home Comfort applications Compliance Level The  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1341102 fatcat:pb72eix3fvavxmscgohsb6yfpe

An SRI based approach to increase building smartness

Konstantinos Tsatsakis, Giorgos Papadopoulos
2022 Zenodo  
Such smart capabilities can effectively assist in creating healthier and more comfortable buildings with lower energy consumption and lower carbon footprint.  ...  Last but not least, the business model's definition is complementing the work in Section 4 in order to pave the way for further exploitation of the different services.  ...  As stated above the role of this service bundle is to first enable identification of poor indoor conditions in buildings that may cause comfort or health issues to the building occupants.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6372473 fatcat:2yf6wcpj4fau7fzvajxgmgwcem

Smart City Ontologies and Their Applications: A Systematic Literature Review

Antonio De Nicola, Maria Luisa Villani
2021 Sustainability  
To this purpose, we conducted a systematic literature review finalized to presenting the ontologies, and the methods and technological systems where ontologies play a relevant role in shaping current smart  ...  We highlight those for which semantic technologies have been mostly demonstrated to be effective to enhance the smart city concept and, finally, discuss in more details about some open problems.  ...  ComfOnt [85] is an ontology aimed at providing personalized comfort in homes and at scheduling daily activities.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13105578 fatcat:pvesa2mc7nc7pd4jejzrcebueq

E-Cabin: A Software Architecture for Passenger Comfort and Cruise Ship Management

Paolo Barsocchi, Erina Ferro, Davide La Rosa, Atieh Mahroo, Daniele Spoladore
2019 Sensors  
This paper introduces the E-Cabin system, a software architecture that leverages sensor networks and reasoning techniques and allows a customized cabin indoor comfort.  ...  services and, from the other hand, to enable energy saving behaviors and a smart management of the vessel equipment.  ...  Authors would also like to acknowledge the 11 participants in the preliminary usability and technology acceptance tests for their commitment.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19224978 pmid:31731669 pmcid:PMC6891611 fatcat:oofqtu7375a43d7cqskpu7lbki

Ontology-Based Context Event Representation, Reasoning, and Enhancing in Academic Environments

Josué Padilla-Cuevas, José A. Reyes-Ortiz, Maricela Bravo
2021 Future Internet  
Moreover, the ontological model to be proposed is used in reasoning and enrichment processes with the context event information.  ...  level of reasoning by using competence questions related to events, (c) and the consistency and coherence in the proposed model.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco. The proposed work has been developed within the research project SI001-20.  ... 
doi:10.3390/fi13060151 fatcat:zjbpkxlur5bn5hiduxhjatwlka

Energy saving in existing buildings by an intelligent use of interoperable ICTs

Anna Osello, Andrea Acquaviva, Chiara Aghemo, Laura Blaso, Daniele Dalmasso, David Erba, Giovanni Fracastoro, Damien Gondre, Marco Jahn, Enrico Macii, Edoardo Patti, Anna Pellegrino (+6 others)
2013 Energy Efficiency  
To make this possible, the proposed approach leverages upon the following main contributions: (a) to develop an integrated building automation and control system; (b) to implement a middleware for the  ...  Abstract In this paper we report a methodology, developed in the context of Smart Energy Efficient Middleware for Public Spaces (SEEMPubS) European Project, aimed at exploiting ICT monitoring and control  ...  Typical examples of AmI are smart homes or ambient assisted living projects.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12053-013-9211-0 fatcat:7gqvb73gyvdu7eitpbm7ye2dou

Semantic Modeling of a VLC-Enabled Task Automation Platform for Smart Offices

Sergio Muñoz, Carlos A. Iglesias, Andrei Scheianu, George Suciu
2022 Electronics  
One of these opportunities is the use of these technologies to enhance workplaces and improve employees' comfort and productivity.  ...  This paper aims to advance the state of the art by proposing a semantic vocabulary for an intelligent automation platform with VLC enabled, which benefits from the advantages of VLC while ensuring the  ...  A company can leverage these technologies to improve the comfort and well-being of the workers, which may result in higher performance and productivity [4] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics11030326 fatcat:hurtuphs7fchfj6tswxq7peqpq

D5.5 - Documentation Of Trial Preparation Procedures

Luca De Santis, Michele Bertolacci, Karl Kreiner, Reinhard Herzog, Raquel Ventura Miravet, Matteo Pardi, João Garcia, Toni Paradell, Maria Bianco, Marcin Płóciennik
2018 Zenodo  
Finally, the metrics that will be used to assess the quality of the outcomes have been defined.  ...  Moreover, ethical issues, especially in those trials that deal with sensitive data, are considered: specific lines of actions have been therefore defined to cope with these issues.  ...  An Enabler will be deployed as well, in order to provide specific features for the scenario. The Smart Area Controller leverages on the user location tracking.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1293894 fatcat:p6v6uvk2zzc7blqwk5yyvt55we

D5.2 - Report On System Integration And Application Implementation

Gerhard Dünnebeil, Mario Drobics, Karl Kreiner, Ivan Gojmerac, Refiz Duro, Joao Garcia, Raquel Ventura Miravet, Matteo Pardi, Reinhard Herzog, Vasilis Glykantzis, Juan Belmonte Rodriguez, Antonio Paradell Bondia (+5 others)
2017 Zenodo  
This deliverable reports on the current integrated software and documents the designed applications to be used in the trials.  ...  Application: Home Comfort The L1 compliant application will be used to automatically control home devices, in order to keep comfort values for home environmental parameters like temperature, luminosity  ...  in range. • Home Comfort: this application demonstrates the Energy Saving scenario, which shows how to automatically control home devices, in order to keep environmental parameters (e.g. light, temperature  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.858836 fatcat:y37mgpj6pvbrtkxidz4d3nkjqm
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