Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Master Thesis Submitted!!

Today, the 30th of March 2011, one day before my deadline, I submitted my Master Thesis! Below is the abstract of my thesis. I'm looking forward to my defense by the end of this month/beginning of next month! Please feel free to email me with any questions or comments about my topic at marleine AT gmail DOT com.

Modeling Distributed Applications in a Smarter Home Infrastructure

Nowadays, witnessing the widespread availability of broadband communications and the increase in the number of web-enabled home devices, opportunities for new innovations arise. A new category of products and business models for the “Smarter Home” is made possible. Applications that are distributed but yet interconnected can offer more effective services for the consumer. For instance, interacting applications between several homes can offer a saving in energy consumption or in the oil refilling expenses by optimizing the usage and refilling dates. To enable this new kind of applications, this thesis discusses appropriate models and designs for their system infrastructure. The architecture along with the application model discussed in this thesis, enable developers to easily create services and applications that can be reused. A “Smarter Home” application store will be shown where customers can purchase more services for their intelligent homes. Moreover, the implementation of a dependency service that only allows the installation of applications having their dependencies satisfied by services in the system is thoroughly explained. A sample application is developed and described to present the feasibility of the architecture and the models designed.

1 comment:

  1. I do hope you could share the whole paper for us to read. And it is good to post thesis abstract to website like that would certainly help a lot of people who are on the same field as you in terms of data and information regarding the topic.