Luca Ardito

Politecnico di Torino, Italy
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Behavioural Modelling for Sustainability in Smart Homes
Fri 02 Aug | 09:00 - 10:30 | SR03

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Luca Ardito is an assistant professor at the Politecnico di Torino. He specialises in software engineering, focusing on energy optimisation and testing mobile, web, and IoT applications. He leads the Italian PRIN project funded by the Ministry of Education, named Assistants, and has been involved in the European H2020 SIFIS-Home project as a work package leader. He holds a PhD in Computer and Systems Engineering. He is the co-author of over 50 scientific articles on software energy efficiency, mobile application testing, and the gamification of activities related to teaching and various phases of software development.

Behavioural Modelling for Sustainability in Smart Homes

The keynote delves into the transformative potential of smart home technologies in driving sustainability. This session will explore the integration of behavioral modelling, predictive analytics, and gamification to enhance user engagement and promote sustainable practices in smart homes. By examining comprehensive sustainability metrics—environmental, economic, and social—the talk will uncover how these technologies optimize energy efficiency, reduce carbon footprints, and improve overall quality of life.

The critical role of behavioral interventions, such as real-time feedback, automation, incentives, and nudges, will be discussed in fostering eco-friendly behaviors among residents. Highlighting real case studies on devices, the session will demonstrate practical benefits, including significant energy savings, enhanced comfort, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Addressing privacy concerns is important in the adoption of these technologies. Strategies for robust data protection, transparency, and user education will be outlined to build trust and ensure ethical data use. Furthermore, the session will cover the importance of regulatory frameworks like GDPR and CCPA in safeguarding user privacy and promoting secure smart home ecosystems.

The future of smart homes lies in the intersection of technological advancements, policy development, market growth, and environmental impact. The session will explore how advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics enhance smart home capabilities and how strategic partnerships and continuous innovation drive market growth. Emphasizing the critical contribution of smart homes to global sustainability efforts, the talk will showcase how these technologies mitigate climate change and conserve natural resources.

A key highlight of this session will be the integration of gamification to increase user engagement and motivation. By applying game-design elements like points, leaderboards, and challenges, sustainable practices can become more engaging and enjoyable, leading to greater user involvement and long-term behavior change.

This speech will provide a comprehensive overview of the current and future directions in smart home sustainability, highlighting the interplay between technology, policy, and user engagement to shape research directions and foster a sustainable and efficient future.


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