Distributed home automation system based on IEC61499 function blocks and wireless sensor networks

Reza Abrishambaf, Mert Bal, Valeriy Vyatkin

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In this paper, a distributed home automation system will be demonstrated. Traditional systems are based on a central controller where all the decisions are made. The proposed control architecture is a solution to overcome the problems such as the lack of flexibility and re-configurability that most of the conventional systems have. This has been achieved by employing a method based on the new IEC 61499 function block standard, which is proposed for distributed control systems. This paper also proposes a wireless sensor network as the system infrastructure in addition to the function blocks in order to implement the Internet-of-Things technology into the area of home automation as a solution for distributed monitoring and control. The proposed system has been implemented in both Cyber (nxtControl) and Physical (Contiki-OS) level to show the applicability of the solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2017
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509053209
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 22 Mar 201725 Mar 2017
Conference number: 18


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology
Abbreviated titleICIT


  • Contiki-OS
  • Home Automation
  • IEC 61499 Function Blocks
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks


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