Ubiquitous networks: Power line communication and Internet of things in smart home environments

Dietmar P.F. Moller, Hamid Vakilzadian

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Abstract

Ubiquitous networks in home environments are expanding connectivity to electronic objects/things which can be used to build home network services. This approach uses thing-to-thing or thing-to-gateway connections to access the Internet of Things, allowing data to be stored for cross-referencing and accessing services, such as remote home sensors, etc. In order to make these ubiquitous networks available in the home, power line communication is used. These lines carry data simultaneously with AC electric power. Power lines connect heterogeneous devices through private electrical networks, allowing greater flexibility in the deployment of applications that require important data transfer. Broadband access and advancements in ubiquitous computing have fostered the development of power line communication offering integrated services through a reliable and robust system at the physical and data link layer of the open system interconnection (OSI) model. In this paper we describe application of ubiquitous networks in smart home environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages596-601
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479947744
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2014 - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2014Jun 7 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology
ISSN (Print)2154-0357
ISSN (Electronic)2154-0373

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period6/5/146/7/14

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Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • Smart homes
  • power line communication
  • ubiquitous networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Moller, D. P. F., & Vakilzadian, H. (2014). Ubiquitous networks: Power line communication and Internet of things in smart home environments. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2014 (pp. 596-601). [6871832] (IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EIT.2014.6871832