The purpose of this book is to present what a digital home is now and what it could become in the near future, as it could turn out to be one of the most important networks for our everyday life.
Toward this goal, the initial chapters have given the definition of:
After this basic environment, the home context and the home personalization have been presented, including a few of its main objects and explaining context management and context sharing. Furthermore, as the definition of the addressed objects must be precisely expressed, a clear semantics of them and of their relationships, based on ontologies, is proposed, which allows the users to use a set of already defined tools needed for automatically handling these semantics.
The next chapter addresses a quite important aspect, i.e. security, and successively discusses the importance of security and privacy, what are the security requirements for the digital home, proposes a conceptual security architecture, and discusses the main security properties and solutions ...