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SESAME-S: Semantic Smart Home System for Energy Efficiency

Anna Fensel, Slobodanka Tomic, Vikash Kumar, Milan Stefanovic, Sergey V. Aleshin, Dmitry O. Novikov
2012 Informatik-Spektrum  
The SESAME-S project (SEmantic SmArt Metering -Services for Energy Efficient Houses) uses semantically linked data to actively assist end-consumers in making well-informed decisions and controlling their  ...  The developed system is a basis for conceptualizing, demonstrating and evaluating a variety of innovative end consumer services and their user interface paradigms.  ...  FTW is supported by the Austrian government and the City of Vienna within the competence center program COMET.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00287-012-0665-9 fatcat:6vglm6sy4fhmtahlqryv6kcofy

Addressing Behavioural Technologies through the human factor: a review

Ane Irizar-Arrieta, Oihane Gomez-Carmona, Aritz Bilbao-Jayo, Diego Casado-Mansilla, Diego Lopez-De-Ipina, Aitor Almeida
2020 IEEE Access  
However, the body of literature shows a lack of systematic methods and processes to reach a common ground when designing technology for promoting sustainable behaviour change.  ...  Moreover, a wide range of systems developed to improve energy efficiency through human behaviour change is analysed (from augmented objects to the Internet of Things, digital applications or websites).  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Basque Government's Department of Education for the Deustek Research Group -IT 1078-16 D and the pre-doctoral funding of some of the authors.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2980785 fatcat:b32npwkjz5curbkz6ii25dms7q

Motivating Energy-Efficient Behavior with Green IS: An Investigation of Goal Setting and the Role of Defaults

Claire-Michelle Loock, Thorsten Staake, Frédéric Thiesse
2013 MIS Quarterly  
For this purpose, we use the web portal as a test of the theoretical propositions underlying its design.  ...  The study's approach, which combines hypothesis-driven work and design-oriented IS research, could serve as a blueprint for further research endeavors of this kind, particularly with regard to feedback  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) and Illwerke VKW AG for supporting and partly funding our research.  ... 
doi:10.25300/misq/2013/37.4.15 fatcat:uixo5rm3dvcrlpeppn4s6alcym

Exploring Persuasion in the Home: Results of a Long-Term Study on Energy Consumption Behavior [chapter]

Patricia M. Kluckner, Astrid Weiss, Johann Schrammel, Manfred Tscheligi
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The FORE-Watch aims at adjusting the consumption behavior of energy users in 24 multi-person households and persuading them to change their timing of consumption activities; half of them were shown a forecast  ...  This paper presents a seven-months field study on a persuasive ambient display in private households.  ...  It was supported by project partners Salzburg AG, and Center for Usability Research and Engineering (CURE).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03647-2_11 fatcat:ibr7lsmom5exvaverpsf44wn5e

Interactive Design to Encourage Energy Efficiency in Offices: Developing and Testing a User-Centered Building Management System Based on a Living Lab Approach

Carolin Baedeker, Julius Piwowar, Philipp Themann, Viktor Grinewitschus, Benjamin Krisemendt, Katja Lepper, Christina Zimmer, Justus von Geibler
2020 Sustainability  
With the aim to help address these challenges, this paper presents results of a longitudinal living lab study and proposes a user-centered building management system (UC-BMS) as a prototype for office  ...  The results demonstrate that such user-oriented approach can save up to 20% of energy while maintaining or even improving comfort and work productivity.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors are grateful to all the people who provided important information during the informal discussion and to Jonathan Handt and Aaron Wolber, who supervised the design of the project  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12176956 fatcat:7aujwhdfjjc6fkvf3hd5vc5cru

Intelligent Management Systems for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Alessandra De Paola, Marco Ortolani, Giuseppe Lo Re, Giuseppe Anastasi, Sajal K. Das
2014 ACM Computing Surveys  
The simplest approach to energy efficiency is to AF provide appropriate feedback to the users about energy consumptions so as to increase their awareness and encourage eco-friendly behaviors.  ...  Explicit feedback is obtained when a user voluntarily ties a judgement to a given environmental condition, for instance by using an interface (e.g., a touchscreen) installed in the monitored area.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2611779 fatcat:qxvetjgf5ndtnl2y25mryunfk4

Providing Personalized Energy Management and Awareness Services for Energy Efficiency in Smart Buildings

Eleni Fotopoulou, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, Fernando Terroso-Sáenz, Umutcan Şimşek, Aurora González-Vidal, George Tsiolis, Panagiotis Gouvas, Paris Liapis, Anna Fensel, Antonio Skarmeta
2017 Sensors  
services that can lead to occupants' behavioral change towards actions that can have a positive impact on energy efficiency.  ...  The combination of such technologies has resulted in an open and extensible architectural approach able to exploit in a homogeneous, efficient and scalable way the vast amount of energy, environmental,  ...  George Tsiolis designed and implemented the ENTROPY user interface; and Paris Liapis and Anna Fensel contributed to the definition of the ENTROPY semantic models and the design of the recommendation engine  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17092054 pmid:28880227 pmcid:PMC5620952 fatcat:ctkvbkujj5gedhdfjybwcs2k2y

A Critical Review of Smart Residential Environments for Older Adults With a Focus on Pleasurable Experience

Li Na Lee, Mi Jeong Kim
2020 Frontiers in Psychology  
This study aims to provide a comprehensive review of smart residential environments to support positive aging and pleasurable user experience in the architecture domain.  ...  Smart environments should be designed to not only emphasize efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction but also to engage older adults and provide them positive experiences.  ...  Kymäläinen et al. (2017) presents human-centered co-design process with users as an approach for studying intelligent environments.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.03080 pmid:32038424 pmcid:PMC6992566 fatcat:mdzhiffuqrhttoaqvwbatxp7za

On Occupant Behavior and Innovation Studies Towards High Performance Buildings: A Transdisciplinary Approach

Cem Keskin, M. Mengüç
2018 Sustainability  
for energy efficiency.  ...  STC is to lead to more organic articulation of energy efficiency innovations with real life and pave the way for higher level of acceptance.  ...  To facilitate this integration for design phase, one can use design thinking and human-centered design approaches, keeping in mind the behavioral concerns [87] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su10103567 fatcat:2klk2uymobbcxehvkyxz7kbdzm

Energy Transition at Home: A Survey on the Data and Practices That Lead to a Change in Household Energy Behavior

Jacopo Gaspari, Ernesto Antonini, Lia Marchi, Vincenzo Vodola
2021 Sustainability  
Therefore, this study developed a survey to investigate actual consumers' perspectives on the topic by combining people's awareness of energy use, interaction with metering devices, and user motivation  ...  However, despite their supposedly advanced knowledge as educators and students, the sample's level of awareness was low, suggesting that a more user-centered approach is needed for wide-scale progress.  ...  of several measures, among which a massive renovation campaign of the existing building stock and the use of smart metering devices to provide effective feedback to end-users represent crucial strategies  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13095268 fatcat:kd7wjhg4wngrbpg7d2beo5yidm

Perspectives on quantifying and influencing household metabolism

Robin Harder, Mihály Dombi, Gregory M. Peters
2016 Journal of Environmental Planning and Management  
Next, this paper highlights a number of controversial issues connected to household metabolism, and studies at the interface of household metabolism.  ...  Household metabolism is a concept that is concerned with the analysis of stocks and flows of energy, matter, and information at the household scale.  ...  Persuasive technology can be seen as a particular case of design with intent, that is, one way of using product and system design to influence user behavior (Lockton 2012) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/09640568.2016.1142864 fatcat:lhdswatabngbpl3anpe22k4jty

REVIEW OF IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY TECHNOLOGIES

Ahmad H. AbdulKarim, Mohsen A. Tawfik, Ahmed F. Hasan, Ahmed T. Y. El-Awady
2021 Journal of Environmental Science  
behavior which results in the use of less energy This paper focuses on the deployments of improving Energy efficiency as important infrastructure for smart environment.  ...  Home energy management systems employ automated technologies to manage and reduce residential energy use and cost, as well as make energy reductions through energy efficiency measures more visible to the  ...  (iii) Wi-Fi For IoT integration, WiFi is a favored choice according to many electronic designers. It is because of the infrastructure it bears.  ... 
doi:10.21608/jes.2021.196085 fatcat:m2i2tc6lbfgv3lnohl6fmv2moa

Smart Grids: A Cyber–Physical Systems Perspective

Xinghuo Yu, Yusheng Xue
2016 Proceedings of the IEEE  
| Smart grids are electric networks that employ advanced monitoring, control, and communication technologies to deliver reliable and secure energy supply, enhance operation efficiency for generators and  ...  distributors, and provide flexible choices for prosumers.  ...  Another issue is how to use ICT and other advanced technologies to enhance efficiency of energy use, such as smart meters, telecommunication technologies for sensing, transmission, and processing information  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2015.2503119 fatcat:ll5t7gvltzfbhe366x4b2o3aja

Towards Privacy Protection in Smart Grid

Sherali Zeadally, Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Cristina Alcaraz, Mohamad Badra
2012 Wireless personal communications  
An AMI is an interface with the capability for managing and interacting with smart meters and utility business systems through a bi-directional communication.  ...  To protect such sensitive information it is imperative that privacy protection mechanisms be used to protect the privacy of smart grid users.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their suggestions and feedback which helped us to improve the quality and presentation of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11277-012-0939-1 fatcat:zmzarxpk6zhtnajle2mg36jsqu

Cognitive-LPWAN: Towards Intelligent Wireless Services in Hybrid Low Power Wide Area Networks

Min Chen, Yiming Miao, Xin Jian, Xiaofei Wang, Iztok Humar
2019 IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking  
Users can now access efficient and convenient smart services in smart-city, green-IoT and heterogeneous networks.  ...  To ensure that the user can employ the AI efficiently and conveniently, we realize a variety of LPWA technologies to safeguard the network layer.  ...  For the loss under the compromise between the energy consumption and delay of the choice, it is better to use a high-speed communication technology.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgcn.2018.2873783 fatcat:g73utncxcbao5efuac22crgo7e
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