Defining Context for Home Electricity Feedback Systems

Abdallah, Fatima and Abdallah, Ali and Basurra, Shadi (2016) Defining Context for Home Electricity Feedback Systems. In: Proceedings of Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future. Birmingham City Univesity, Birmingham, pp. 147-152. ISBN 978-1-904839-88-0

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Abstract

Existing electricity feedback systems provide home occupants with real-time consumption data to enable them to control their consumption. However, these systems provide abstract consumption data that is not related to the occupants surrounding. Although there are some attempts to enrich consumption data with some context information, the presented feedback is not enough to inform decisions of how to conserve electricity. Therefore, this paper provides a rich definition of electricity consumption context, which can be used to provide sensible feedback to users. The obtained context elements can be categorized into three context types: User Context, Appliances Context, and Environment Context. Finally, different implications for the application of a context-aware feedback system are presented showing how the obtained context definition could be used to provide understandable feedback.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Depositing User: $ Ian McDonald
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2016 10:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 08:01
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3623

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