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A Survey on Novel Services in Smart Home, Optimized for Smart Electricity Grid

by Kaniz Fatema Tuly
Supervisor(s) Trond Aalberg, Christian Johansen, Josef Noll
Due date 2016/09/15
Status Finished
Problem description: The final Thesis document .

Advancement in technology has not only transformed our life but also extended in every sphere of our way of living. Till now in most of the cases we are adapting our lifestyle with the way that is directed by the functions of the modern devices. But scientist are researching on more modern smart devices that should rather adapt with our lifestyle seamlessly. That is the core concept of pervasive computing - a collection of invisible and visible sensors and computing devices to ease our daily life.

Smart Electricity Grid consists of a wide range of solutions for the electricity grids of the future. If we can utilize and integrate information communication technology with the contemporary electric grid system into smart grid that will make the production, storage, distribution and management of energy highly efficient which will eventually benefit our people, community, nation and country.

Therefor the thesis will investigate the use of pervasive computing with smart electricity grid and identify the different aspects of relationship between them.

Methods and Tools: The tools and methods in this thesis are based on
  • A set of scenario, describing the challenges
  • A list of requirements being extracted from the scenarios
  • A description and evaluation of technologies and tools being candidates for solutions
  • A functional architecture/description of the envisaged system
  • An implementation of the core concepts
  • A demonstration of the solution
  • An evaluation of the solution, including a critical review of the descisions taken earlier
  • Conclusions
  • References
Time schedule The envisaged time schedule short thesis
T0 0 starting month, T0+m denotes the month where the contribution to a certain chapter shalle be finalized
T0+1 months: create an initial page describing the scenario
T0+1: Provide a list of technologies which you think are necessary for the thesis, analyse literature
T0+2: Establish the table of content (TOC) of the envisaged thesis. Each section shall contain 3-10 keywords describing the content of that section
T0+3: Provide a draft of section 2 (scenario) and 3 (technologies); Establish a draft on what to implement/architecture, Set-up an implementation, testing and evaluation plan
T0+4: Evaluate your solution based on a set of parameters, keep in mind there is no such thing as a free lunch
T0+5: Deliver the thesis
Pre-Knowledge This thesis addresses a security and privacy evaluation of services in the smart grid
Approved Approved by Christian Johansen
Keywords IoTSec, Smart grid

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The final Thesis document .

This page provides hints on what to include in your master thesis.


Title page, abstract, ...

1. Introduction, containing: short intro into the area, what is happening
1.1 Motivation, containing: what triggered me to write about what I'm writing about
1.2 Methods, containing: which methods are you using, how do you apply them
2. Scenario, optional chapter for explaining some use cases
2.1 user scenario, (bad name, needs something bedre)
2.2 Requirements/Technological challenges
3. State-of-the art/Analysis of technology, structure your content after hardware/SW (or other domains). Describe which technologies might be used to answer the challenges, and how they can answer the challenges
3.1 technology A
3.2 technology B
4. Implementation
4.1 Architecture, functionality
5. Evaluation
6. Conclusions


Red line

Your thesis should have a "red line", which is visible throughout the whole thesis. This means you should mention in the beginning of each chapter how the chapter contributes to the "goals of the thesis".

Use of scientific methods

A thesis follows a standard method:

  • describe the problem (problemstilling)
  • extract the challenges. These challenges should be measurable, e.g. method is too slow to be useful to voice handover.
  • Analyse technology with respect to challenges. Don't write & repeat "everything" from a certain technology, concentrate on those parts (e.g. protocols) which are of importance for your problem


  • Wikipedia is good to use to get an overview on what is happening. But there is not scientific verification of Wikipedia, thus you should use wikipedia only in the introduction of a chapter (if you use text from wikipedia). Use scientific literature for your thesis.
  • Scientific library is "at your hand", you can get there directly from UiO: [[How to get access to IEEE, Springer and other scientific literature -> Unik/UiOLibrary]]
  • I suggest that references to web pages, e.g. OASIS, W3C standards, are given in a footnote. Only if you find white papers or other .pdf documents on a web page then you refer to them in the reference section.

Evaluation of own work

Perform an evaluation of your own work. Revisit the challenges and discuss in how you fulfilled them. Provide alternative solution and discuss what should be done (or what could have been done).