PRONA: A Proactive Support System for Networked Appliances

Y. Kirihara, J. Yura, J. Nakazawa, H. Tokuda

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Abstract

We propose a proactive operational model for home appliances. Users of home appliances often have difficulty in operating appliances due to their high functionality, complex interface, which have many buttons, and users.' lack of knowledge. The current operational model of home appliances is a reactive model, which it is necessary for users to notify appliances of operational information. This causes an increased burden on the user to understanding correct operational information. To cope with these issues we propose a proactive operational model. In this model, appliances acquire the operational information by themselves, and provide users with their services based on that information. Based on this model, we have developed a middleware, called Proactive Support System for Networked Appliances (PRONA). PRONA is realized by acquiring information necessary for appliance operation and learning the users' operational pattern. PRONA consists of three modules, which are the information acquisition module, the suggestion composition module, and the information manager module. We evaluated the use of PRONA in a proactive television application. PRONA's quantitative evaluation criteria are its processing time, the accuracy of its suggestions for user' action, and its learning time for the user' operational pattern while varying the number of proactive components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2002 IEEE 4th International Workshop on Networked Appliances
EditorsAlan Mink
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages145-154
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)078037259X, 9780780372597
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event4th IEEE International Workshop on Networked Appliances - Gaithersburg, United States
Duration: 2002 Jan 152002 Jan 16

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2002 IEEE 4th International Workshop on Networked Appliances

Other

Other4th IEEE International Workshop on Networked Appliances
CountryUnited States
CityGaithersburg
Period02/1/1502/1/16

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Keywords

  • Databases
  • Hardware
  • Home appliances
  • Home computing
  • Information management
  • Manufacturing
  • Middleware
  • Programming profession
  • Space technology
  • TV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Kirihara, Y., Yura, J., Nakazawa, J., & Tokuda, H. (2002). PRONA: A Proactive Support System for Networked Appliances. In A. Mink (Ed.), Proceedings - 2002 IEEE 4th International Workshop on Networked Appliances (pp. 145-154). [980831] (Proceedings - 2002 IEEE 4th International Workshop on Networked Appliances). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWNA.2001.980831