Personal e-comfort modelling and management based on multi-agent system and Internet of Things network
B. Gateau and J. Rykowski
in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS 2015), February, 11-13, 2015, Angers, France, C. Benavente-Peces, O. Paillet, A. Ahrens (Eds), SciTePress, pp. 83-89, 2015
In this paper a new approach to complex comfort management is presented, aiming in automatic treatment of different comfort parameters by means of Internet-of-Things devices and multi-agent system. The paper presents a new model of e-comfort, based on common treatment of all the parameters as identified across the Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Next, a new architecture of e-comfort management is discussed, based on two layers: low-level layer of IoT devices, representing at-the-place possibilities of the system, and upper layer of software agents, formulating and negotiating the needs and expectations of human users.