Smarthome Reliability

Just like any computer system, reliability is paramount for the systems deployed in intelligent buildings. We designed several techniques to build and deploy robust smart home systems, as well as to identify when the sensors, network, and applications are failing. Our results indicate that these techniques can dramatically reduce maintenance costs.

Publications

Krasimira Kapitanova, Enamul Hoque, John A. Stankovic, Sang H. Son, and Kamin Whitehouse. Being SMART About Failures: Assessing Repairs in Smart Homes. The 14th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'12). September 5-8, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.
(19% acceptance rate)

Timothy Hnat, Vijay Srinivasan, Jiakang Lu, Tamim Sookoor, Raymond Dawson, John Stankovic, Kamin Whitehouse. The Hitchhiker's Guide to Successful Residential Sensing Deployments. To appear in The 9th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensing Systems (SenSys'11). November 2-4, 2011, Seattle, WA. (ppt)
(19.5% acceptance rate)

Krasimira Kapitanova, Enamul Hoque, Jingyuan Li, Daniele Alessandrelli, John Stankovic, Sang H Son, and Kamin Whitehouse. Repair Assessment of Sensor Node Failures for Activity Detection. The Second International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects (CONET 2011). April 11, Chicago, IL.

Yafeng Wu, Krasimira Kapitanova, Jingyuan Li, John A. Stankovic, Sang H. Son, and Kamin Whitehouse. Run Time Assurance of Application-level Requirements in Wireless Sensor Networks. The 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN '10).  Stockholm, Sweden, April 12-16, 2010.
(18% acceptance rate)

Sirajum Munir, Shan Lin, Enamul Hoque, S. M. Shahriar Nirjon, John A. Stankovic, and Kamin Whitehouse. Addressing Burstiness for Reliable Communication and Latency Bound Generation in Wireless Sensor Networks. The 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN '10).  Stockholm, Sweden, April 12-16, 2010.
(18% acceptance rate)