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Digital Home Networking

Book Description

This much-needed book describes the digital home networking environment, its techniques, and the challenges around its service architecture. It provides a broad introduction to state-of-the-art digital home standards and protocols, as well as in-depth coverage of service architectures for entertainment and domotic services involving digital home resources. Topics include networking, remote access, security, interoperability, scalability, and quality of service. Notably, the book describes the generic architecture that was proposed and developed in the context of the EUREKA/Celtic research project Feel@Home.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. 1.1. Cultural context around a definition
    2. 1.2. A brief history of home automation
    3. 1.3. Coming to a definition of the digital home
    4. 1.4. Plan of this book
    5. 1.5. Bibliography
  6. Chapter 2: Actors in Digital Home Networking
    1. 2.1. Scope
    2. 2.2. Categories of actors
    3. 2.3. User roles
    4. 2.4. Bibliography
  7. Chapter 3: Network Technologies
    1. 3.1. Local connectivity and networks
    2. 3.2. Connectivity to main networks
    3. 3.3. Bibliography
  8. Chapter 4: Standards
    1. 4.1. Introduction
    2. 4.2. Standards used in the home
    3. 4.3. Remote access to homes
    4. 4.4. Bibliography
  9. Chapter 5: Personalization and Home Context
    1. 5.1. Introduction
    2. 5.2. Personalization
    3. 5.3. Context management and sharing
    4. 5.4. Protégé – an ontology editor
    5. 5.5. Bibliography
  10. Chapter 6: Security
    1. 6.1. Importance of security and privacy
    2. 6.2. Security requirements of the extended digital home
    3. 6.3. A conceptual security architecture
    4. 6.4. Relevant security mechanisms
    5. 6.5. Applying the security architecture
    6. 6.6. Bibliography
  11. Chapter 7: Quality of Experience and Quality of Service
    1. 7.1. Introduction
    2. 7.2. QoS concepts and standards
    3. 7.3. IETF multimedia protocols
    4. 7.4. Semantic approach for QoS management in home networks
    5. 7.5. Conclusion
    6. 7.6. Bibliography
    7. Websites
  12. Chapter 8: Service Management
    1. 8.1. Introduction
    2. 8.2. Service management basis
    3. 8.3. Basic protocols
    4. 8.4. Network architecture and service management
    5. 8.5. Conclusion
    6. 8.6. Bibliography
  13. Chapter 9: The Feel@Home System
    1. 9.1. The Feel@Home architecture
    2. 9.2. Local and remote content distribution through VPN
    3. 9.3. Local and remote content distribution through IMS
    4. 9.4. Conclusion
    5. 9.5. Bibliography
  14. Chapter 10: Home Interconnection through the Internet
    1. 10.1. Introduction
    2. 10.2. Interoperability scenarios
    3. 10.3. Internet-based content sharing between remote homes
    4. 10.4. Conclusion
    5. 10.5. Bibliography
  15. Chapter 11: Conclusion
    1. 11.1 Bibliography
  16. List of Authors
  17. Index