Towards a Holistic IoT Framework for Smart Buildings: A systematised review

Ghneim, Miftah A. and Cox, Sharon and Feldman, Gerald and Mayouf, Mohammad (2023) Towards a Holistic IoT Framework for Smart Buildings: A systematised review. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. ISSN 1726-0531 (In Press)

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Purpose: Smart buildings have numerous systems embedded in the building environment to fulfil certain aims. A better-interconnected system requires understanding the information flow between these systems and building components. While IoT frameworks are posited as a mechanism for sharing information, little attention is paid to end-user requirements.

Design: This research followed a systematised review of targeted IoT frameworks cited in smart building papers between 2015 and 2020, where IoT was increasingly deployed in buildings. A review of IoT frameworks was conducted based on their structure, functionality, and user requirements, which define an IoT framework.

Results: This study identified 332 publications related to the IoT and smart buildings that met the search criteria. Many studies have investigated the infrastructure of IoT data and the enhancement of IoT infrastructure in smart buildings. Some studies are limited in providing a clear structure of the system components and need more consideration of multiple stakeholders' requirements.

Limitations: Based on the review, a limitation of this study is the need for more consideration of multiple stakeholders at the end of the construction process.

Originality/value: The paper provides a holistic IoT framework within a smart building while considering the different stakeholders' requirements. The novelty of this study can be summarised in two points: (1); it provides an in-depth understanding of IoT frameworks in smart buildings, and (2) it takes a holistic view of the IoT framework within smart buildings that is concerned with viewing the complexity of a smart building as a single system.

Item Type: Article
7 July 2023Accepted
Subjects: CAH10 - engineering and technology > CAH10-01 - engineering > CAH10-01-01 - engineering (non-specific)
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-02 - building
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 13:53
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2023 13:53

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