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Major requirements for building Smart Homes in Smart Cities based on Internet of Things technologies

Hui, T. K. L., Sherratt, R. S. ORCID: and Diaz Sanchez, D. (2017) Major requirements for building Smart Homes in Smart Cities based on Internet of Things technologies. Future Generation Computer Systems, 76. pp. 358-369. ISSN 0167-739X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2016.10.026


The recent boom in the Internet of Things (IoT) will turn Smart Cities and Smart Homes (SH) from hype to reality. SH is the major building block for Smart Cities and have long been a dream for decades, hobbyists in the late 1970s made Home Automation (HA) possible when personal computers started invading home spaces. While SH can share most of the IoT technologies, there are unique characteristics that make SH special. From the result of a recent research survey on SH and IoT technologies, this paper defines the major requirements for building SH. Seven unique requirement recommendations are defined and classified according to the specific quality of the SH building blocks.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Biomedical Sciences
Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences > Department of Bio-Engineering
ID Code:67947
Additional Information:Special Issue on Smart City and Internet of Things


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