Summary: The Role of Web Services at Home
Dep. of Information and Telecommunication Technologies
University of Trento
Via Sommarive, 14
The increase in computational power and the networking abilities of
home appliances are revolutionizing the way we interact with our homes.
This trend is growing stronger and opening a number of technological
challenges. From the point of view of distributed systems, there is a need
to design architectures for enhancing the comfort and safety of the home,
which deal with issues of heterogeneity, scalability and openness. By con-
sidering the evolution of domotic research and projects, we advocate a role
for web services in the domestic network, and propose an infrastructure
based on web services. As a case study, we present an implementation for
monitoring the health of an elder adult using multiple sensors and clients.