AN ADAPTIVE SYSTEM TO CONTROL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING

Takashi Kokawa, Ryota Sakamoto, Hitoshi Ogawa, Victor V. Kryssanov

Abstract

In Japan, earthquakes happen on a regular basis. There is an earthquake early warning system operated by the Japan Meteorological Agency. By sensing P-waves, it can notify people a few seconds before the earthquake reaches them. Since only few seconds are left, it is often difficult for people to act with consideration on who is where at the moment, what consumer electronics should be turned off, and how to ensure a family’s safety in their house. We developed a system that supports people with control of network-connected home appliances when an earthquake occurs. The system utilizes three types of control rules: general, family-related, and personalized for each type of consumer electronics. As there can often be operational conflicts if applying the rules simultaneously, a conflict-resolving mechanism is implemented, based on an optimisation algorithm for weighted constraint satisfaction problems. A pilot study of the system deployment is described, and its results are briefly discussed in the light of the related work. Conclusions are drawn, and future plans are outlined.

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Kokawa T., Sakamoto R., Ogawa H. and V. Kryssanov V. (2006). AN ADAPTIVE SYSTEM TO CONTROL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING . In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-62-7, pages 250-256. DOI: 10.5220/0001426202500256


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ice-b06,
author={Takashi Kokawa and Ryota Sakamoto and Hitoshi Ogawa and Victor V. Kryssanov},
title={AN ADAPTIVE SYSTEM TO CONTROL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={250-256},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001426202500256},
isbn={978-972-8865-62-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2006)
TI - AN ADAPTIVE SYSTEM TO CONTROL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS BASED ON EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING
SN - 978-972-8865-62-7
AU - Kokawa T.
AU - Sakamoto R.
AU - Ogawa H.
AU - V. Kryssanov V.
PY - 2006
SP - 250
EP - 256
DO - 10.5220/0001426202500256