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JSW 2015 Vol.10(12): 1343-1350 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.12.1343-1350

A Lightweight Framework of Home Automation Systems Based on the IFTTT Model

Supachai Vorapojpisut
Thammasat University, 99 Moo 18, Paholyothin Road, Pathumthani, Thailand.

Abstract—This paper presents the design and prototype of a home automation framework based on concepts underlying a popular web service called IFTTT. Our study has revealed several interesting concepts which can be expressed as role/application/security models. Adapting these models for the domain of home automation systems, a multi-tier software framework is proposed for automating home activities according to the key concept “IF-This-Then-That”. Our framework differs from existing frameworks according to the integration of a simplified core script and a collection of trigger/action scripts. The prototype phase has been carried on the Google App Engine platform, a Raspberry Pi board, and Arduino boards as I/O units.

Index Terms—Home automation, software framework, open source, raspberry Pi.

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Cite: Supachai Vorapojpisut, "A Lightweight Framework of Home Automation Systems Based on the IFTTT Model," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 1343-1350, 2015.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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