The architecture of a conventional smart home is usually server-centric and thus causes many problems. Mobile devices and dynamic services affect a dynamically changing environment, which can result in very difficult interaction. In addition, how to provide services efficiently and appropriately is always an important issue for a smart home. To solve the problems caused by traditional architectures, to deal with the dynamic environment, and to provide appropriate services, we propose a service-oriented architecture (SOA) for smart-home environments, based on Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGi) and mobile-agent (MA) technology. This architecture is a peer-to-peer (P2P) model based on multiple OSGi platforms, in which service-oriented mechanisms are used for system components to interact with one another, and MA technology is applied to augment the interaction mechanisms.
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