IEEE SMC Distinguished Lecture

Hosted by IEEE SMC France Chapter

Smart Home: Research, Development, and Practice

Dr. Weiming Shen, FIEEE, EFIC, P.Eng

May 4, 2015

Smart home is usually described as a collective term for information and communication technology (ICT) in homes where components communicate through a local network. A smart home is expected to “listen” to you, “talk” to you, protect you and your investment, and adjust itself to your lifestyle. The smart home technologies have been derived from the concept of home automation, which makes use of: sensors to collect data regarding the state of the home environment and the activities of any living being inside; controllers to analyze collected data and decide on actions; actuators to produce actions, operate home devices, generate consumable services; and network communication systems to integrate devices, components and exchange information with external units/systems. This seminar will briefly review the state-of-the-art of smart home technologies, presents some first-hand experiences in developing smart home technologies to support independent living and home energy management. It will also discuss smart home technology market, practical issues, future trends, R&D opportunities and challenges.

Short Bio

Dr. Weiming Shen is a Senior Research Scientist at the National Research Council Canada and an Adjunct Professor at UWO. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE SMC Society. He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO). He received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Northern (Beijing) Jiaotong University, China and his PhD degree from the University of Technology of Compiègne, France. He is an internationally-recognized expert on Agent-Based Collaborative Technologies and Applications. He has published several books and over 300 papers in scientific journals and international conferences in the related areas. His work has been cited over 7,000 times. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of ten international journals (including IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering; IEEE Transaction on SMC: Systems; Advanced Engineering Informatics; Intelligent Buildings International; Service Computing and Applications) and served as guest editor for several other international journals.

How to participate ?

The lecture will be given at the Innovation Center of the University of Technology de Compiègne, during the CSCWD 2015 Special Workshop.

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A joint event organized by IEEE SMC and the SMC France Chapter

Dr. Weiming Shen, FIEEE, EFIC, P.Eng