T. Stavropoulos, D. Vrakas, A. Arvanitidis, I. Vlahavas, “A System for Energy Savings in an Ambient Intelligence Environment”, Proc. ICT-GLOW 2011, Toulouse, France, 2011.
Author(s): T. Stavropoulos, Dimitris Vrakas, A. Arvanitidis, I. Vlahavas
Appeared In: Proc. ICT-GLOW 2011, Toulouse, France, 2011.
Abstract: This work presents an Ambient Intelligence system, that targets energy consumption awareness and savings. The system was deployed at the School of Science and Technology of the International Hellenic University. It was implemented following a three-layer approach. The first layer hosts devices (in our implementation smart plugs, sensor boards and smart clampers) suited for the purpose. The second layer, namely the aWESoME Web Service Middleware, resolves interoperability issues on the first layer, by universally exposing all actuator functions and sensor data through Web Services. Finally, a prototype application for monitoring and control, named iDEALISM, has been developed to reside on the topmost layer. iDEALISM has actually been tested and evaluated by students, for its usability and effectiveness in raising awareness.