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Soft-appliances: A vision for user created networked appliances in digital homes
Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
In this paper we introduce a vision for a new type of domestic appliance, a soft-appliance, constructed from aggregations of elementary network services. The vision is based on the possibility of 'deconstructing', logically, conventional home appliances such as TVs into their elemental functions which may then be combined in novel ways with other deconstructed services to generate soft-appliance of a person's own choosing. Additionally our aim is to describe the computer science challengesdoi:10.3233/ais-2009-0010 fatcat:qs27uqamw5bvdlh5dmuspvwuti