Eclipse@Home – Home Automation in Practice

Session Type: 
Standard [25 minutes]

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You cannot get enough of Eclipse and OSGi? Then don’t only use it at work, but run your entire home with it! The OSGi-based open Home Automation Bus (openHAB) allows you to automate your home devices and to remotely control them through smartphones and tablets. You can even chat with your house through IM while you are on the road and let your house talk to you when you are at home – you will never feel alone again! With openHAB you can even set your alarm clock through Google Calendar.

This talk will demonstrate that home automation does not have to be expensive and that it can be a lot of fun – you will of course see a live demo of openHAB with many of its cool features!

openHAB is an Open Source project that focuses on modern home automation needs. In contrast to other solutions, which are often script-based, it achieves its goal with the latest Eclipse and OSGi technologies, such as OSGi Declarative Services, Jetty, EMF, Xtext/XBase, etc.