- Lorente, S., Key issues regarding Domotic applications,
Proceedings. 2004 International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications (IEEE Cat. No.04EX852)
pp. 121 - 2 .
(last updated on 2007/04/06)
Domotics, in Latin languages, is a term meaning automation of houses. In English this is generally referred to as "smart house". In Spain, other ways of calling this is "digital home" or "electronic home". So far, Domotics has been approached predominantly, if not uniquely, as a technological platform having to do with automation and control. The house was conceived of pretty much, using the cybernetic analogy, as a machine whose goal was controlling it by way of various automatic devices. Yet, the main contention of this paper lies in the fact that technological convergence between control and automation technologies, on the one side, and information and communication technologies, on the other, very interestingly contributes both to the enrichment of the technological infrastructure of the home and to the benefits of its dwellers, which eventually should be the main purpose of technological endeavour
home automation;home working;telecontrol;