Digital Home Networking

Digital Home Networking

Edited by

Romain Carbou, Orange Labs.
Michel Diaz, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Ernesto Exposito, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
Rodrigo Roman,University of Malaga, Spain

ISBN : 9781848213210

Publication Date : October 2011

Hardcover 416 pp

185.00 USD



In an era of ubiquity, nomadism and ecological challenge, the maturity of wireless technologies, the readiness of broadband Internet access and the popularity of smart terminals should contribute to emancipating IT services in connection with the home and home-based resources. This book, in light of several years of applied research and technological surveys, aims at describing the digital home networking environment, its techniques, and the challenges around its service architecture.

Digital Home Networking aims to provide a broad introduction to state-of-the-art digital home standards and protocols, as well as an in-depth description of service architectures for entertainment and domotic services involving digital home resources. The book covers aspects such as networking, remote access, security, interoperability, scalability and Quality of Service. Notably, it describes the generic architecture, which was proposed and developed in the context of the EUREKA/Celtic research project “Feel@Home”.


1. Introduction, Romain Carbou.
2. Actors in Digital Home Networking, Romain Carbou.
3. Network Technologies, Pablo Najera and Ana Nieto.
4. Standards, Rémi Bars, Jorge Gómez-Montalvo, Mohamed Mahdi, Cristina Alcaraz and Rodrigo Roman.
5. Personalization and Home Context, Gema Maestro, Lin Sun, Daqing Zhang and Bin Guo.
6. Security, Anas Abou El Kalam, Marc Lacoste, Mohamed Maachaoui, Francisco Moyano and Rodrigo Roman.
7. Quality of Experience and Quality of Service, Jorge Gómez-Montalvo and Ernesto Exposito.
8. Service Management, Marta Bel Martin, Olivier Dugeon, Julien Fasson, Anas Abou El Kalam, Mohamed Maachaoui, Béatrice Paillassa, Francisco Javier Ramón Salguero and Warodom Werapun.
9. The Feel@Home System, Marta Bel Martin, Gema Maestro Molina, Mohamed Mahdi and Olivier Dugeon.
10. Home Interconnection through the Internet, Olivier Dugeon and Mohamed Mahdi.
11. Conclusion, Michel Diaz.

About the authors/editors

Romain Carbou has been a senior service architect in mobile services and European project coordinator at Orange Labs since 2005. He managed the CELTIC Research Project 'Feel@Home' from 2008 to 2010.

Michel Diaz is Director of Research at the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), working at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse. He has received the Silver Core of the IFIP, is Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the New York Academy of Sciences and is listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Ernesto Exposito has been Assistant professor at the INSA of Toulouse and a researcher at the LAAS laboratory of the CNRS, France since 2006. His research interests include autonomic communication services aimed at satisfying the requirements of new generation multimedia applications in heterogeneous network environments.

Rodrigo Roman is a postdoctoral researcher working at the University of Malaga, Spain. At present, his research interests are mainly focused on the secure integration of sensor networks with other infrastructures, such as critical infrastructures and the Internet of Things.