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Home automation systems that automatically control a variety of appliances, sensors and actuators (e.g., heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, alarm devices, leakage detectors, fire detectors, etc.) in their interaction with users, can offer significant contribution to the comfort and safety of living, pollution reduction, environment protection, and what is getting increasingly important, energy conservation. To achieve an efficient energy management in such user-responsive smart environments, a tight integration among a system that measures the energy consumption, and provides information about the available energy and its cost (known as Smart Metering systems), and the environment automation system, in addition to the user input and the state of the environment and devices, must be established. Energy efficient smart home is characterized with complex interactions between people and devices, and at the higher hierarchical level, it itself is involved in interactions with other energy consumers and energy suppliers, that needs to be supported by modern mobile and Web applications. This thesis project will aim at designing and construction energy efficiency applications (based on the chosen by the student platform: Web, iPhone, Android, Facebook, etc.), for example:
The proposed thesis work will be associated with an FFG project SESAME-S: SEmantic SmArt MEtering – Services for Energy Efficient Houses