Paper Details

  • Title:

    Rule-based Approaches for Energy Savings in an Ambient Intelligence Environment

  • Author(s):

    T. Stavropoulos, E. Kontopoulos, Nick Bassiliades, J. Argyriou, A. Bikakis, Dimitris Vrakas, I. Vlahavas

  • Keywords: defeasible logic, smart building, energy savings, ambient intelligence, semantic web services.
  • Abstract:

    This paper presents a novel real-world application for energy savings in a Smart Building environment. The proposed system unifies heterogeneous wireless sensor networks under a Semantic Web Service middleware. Two complementary and mutually exclusive rule-based approaches for enforcing energy-saving policies are proposed: a reactive agent based on production rules and a deliberative agent based on defeasible logic. The system was deployed at a Greek University, showing promising experimental results (at least 4% daily savings). Although the percentage of energy savings may seem low, the greatest merit of the method is ensuring no energy is wasted by constantly enforcing the policies.

  • Category: Journal Papers
  • Tags: 2015 Stavropoulos Kontopoulos Bassiliades Argyriou Bikakis Vrakas Vlahavas