Abstract—The creation and maintenance of a comfortable internal environment is one of the major concerns of the smart home designers. Indoor comfort depends on the individual’s physiology and psychology. It is essential to have a full understanding of occupants’ satisfaction in order to maintain a comfortable indoor environment. However, it is important to develop a model that adapt to the user’s desires and needs. This paper presents a novel multi-sensory approach based on the DEVS (Discrete Event System Specification) and the theory of fuzzy logic for modeling and simulation of occupant’s preferences. The approach takes into consideration the interrelations between all senses namely the thermal, visual, acoustical and olfactory sensory systems on the sensation of global comfort.
Index Terms—Comfort, devs, fuzzy logic, modeling, smart home.
The authors are with the System-Signal and Data laboratory LSSD, University of Science and Technology Mohamed Boudiaf USTO, Oran, Algeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Lahcene Aid, Lynda Zaoui, and Sid Ahmed Mostefaoui, "A Multi-Sensory Approach Integrating User Preferences," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 68-72, 2013.