Smart home system network architecture

Chenqi Yang, Emilio Mistretta, Sara Chaychian, Johann Siau

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A four-tier based Smart Home System is proposed in this paper; this type of network architecture is inspired by both the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) technologies. The main purpose of this structure is to establish a centralized resource management system, which can monitor and control each home appliance within a house. This aim and structure can help to overcome the most notable research challenge which is called interoperability of the system. The interoperability can be reflected from how other services such as assisted living and vehicle tracking are able to share and utilize the same resources. One of the structure advantages is to help existing house owners to live in a modern and convenient environment; it is also environmentally friendly by reducing the overall energy consumption within a household. A novel Home System Data Reflect Arc is proposed to minimalize the response time and limit unnecessary data transmission. Finally, with the aid and optimization of wireless sensor networks, a Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) based indoor localization approach is proposed which is novel based on the fact that it does not require specialized implementation, nor does it require people to wear specialized hardware as it is part of a passive device free environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Grid Inspired Future Technologies - 1st International Conference, SmartGIFT 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsKun Yang, Victor C.M. Leung, Yan Zhang, Shusen Yang, Jia Hu, Jianliang Gao
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319477282
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2016
Event1st International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies, SmartGIFT 2016 - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 May 201620 May 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference1st International Conference on Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies, SmartGIFT 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Cloud computing
  • Indoor localization
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Machine to machine (M2M)
  • Received signal strength indicator (RSSI)
  • RESTful web server
  • Smart home automation
  • Smart home system (SHS)


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