ON THE APPLICATION OF AUTONOMIC AND CONTEXT-AWARE COMPUTING TO SUPPORT HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Boris Shishkov, Martijn Warnier, Marten van Sinderen

Abstract

Conventional energy sources are becoming scarce and with no (eco-friendly) alternatives deployed at a large scale, it is currently important finding ways to better manage energy consumption. We propose in this paper ICT-related solution directions that concern the energy consumption management within a household. In particular, we consider two underlying objectives, namely: (i) to minimize the energy consumption in households; (ii) to avoid energy consumption peaks for larger residential areas. The proposed solution directions envision a service-oriented approach that is used to integrate ideas from Autonomic Computing and Context-aware Computing: the former influences our considering a selective on/off powering of thermostatically controlled appliances, which allows for energy redistribution over time; the latter influences our using context information to analyze the energy requirements of a household at a particular moment and based on this information, appliances can be powered down. Household-internally, this can help adjusting energy consumption as low as it can be with no violation of the preferences of residents. Area-wise, this can help avoiding energy consumption peaks. It is expected thus that such an approach can contribute to the reduction of home energy consumption in an effective and user-friendly way. Our proposed solution directions are not only introduced and motivated but also partially elaborated through a small illustrative example

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Shishkov B., Warnier M. and van Sinderen M. (2010). ON THE APPLICATION OF AUTONOMIC AND CONTEXT-AWARE COMPUTING TO SUPPORT HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-06-5, pages 307-313. DOI: 10.5220/0002911403070313


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@conference{iceis10,
author={Boris Shishkov and Martijn Warnier and Marten van Sinderen},
title={ON THE APPLICATION OF AUTONOMIC AND CONTEXT-AWARE COMPUTING TO SUPPORT HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={307-313},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002911403070313},
isbn={978-989-8425-06-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - ON THE APPLICATION OF AUTONOMIC AND CONTEXT-AWARE COMPUTING TO SUPPORT HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT
SN - 978-989-8425-06-5
AU - Shishkov B.
AU - Warnier M.
AU - van Sinderen M.
PY - 2010
SP - 307
EP - 313
DO - 10.5220/0002911403070313