Service-oriented smart home applications: Composition, code generation, deployment, and execution

Wu Li, Yann-Hang Lee, Wei Tek Tsai, Jingjing Xu, Young Sung Son, Jun Hee Park, Kyung Duk Moon

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A smart home usually has a variety of devices or home appliance, instead of designing software for a specific home, this paper proposes a service-oriented framework with a set of ontology systems to support service and device publishing, discovery of devices and their services, composition of control software using existing control services that wrap devices, deployment, and execution of the composed service in an computing environment, monitoring the execution, and recovery from device failure. The ontology systems specify semantic information about devices, services, and workflows used in various smart home, and users can compose and recompose services for their specific needs. New devices, workflows, and services can be added into ontology. Most of the steps in this process can be automated including code generation. For example, service composition will be carried out in three steps: abstract workflow design, function construction, and device discovery, and different codes can be generated for different computing platforms such as Java and Open Services Gateway initiative environments. In this way, a variety of smart home can be constructed rapidly using the framework by discovery and composition using existing services and workflows. This paper illustrates this framework using a media control example to illustrate the ontology, discovery, composition, deployment, execution, monitoring, and recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-79
Number of pages15
JournalService Oriented Computing and Applications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • Code generation
  • Composition
  • Ontology
  • Service-oriented
  • Smart home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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