Defining Context for Home Electricity Feedback Systems

Fatima Abdallah, Ali E. Abdallah, Shadi Basurra

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future
    Place of PublicationBirmingham
    PublisherBirmingham City University
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-904839-88-0
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2016


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