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Implementing the Programme 

DKE AK 1711.0.1 "Standardisation Roadmap Smart Home + Building" 

The companies involved in DKE working group (AK) 1711.0.1 have been working in conjunction to generate the "Standardisation Roadmap Smart Home + Building" since March 2013. This was on the basis of a White Book which the DKE published in summer 2013. Version 1.0 of the standardisation roadmap was published in January 2014. The revised version 1.5 is to be completed by the end of the project.



Process for the "Standardisation Roadmap Smart Home + Building"


Expert teams were set up from within the Technology working group which were then transferred to further newly formed DKE working groups:

DKE GAK/STD_1711.0.2  „Use Cases"

The companies' use cases form the basis of further standardisation steps within the DKE. In order to ensure that all smart home domains are covered in the standardization, the DKE set up the joint working group (GAK) 1711.0.2 "Use Cases". The purpose of this is to bring together all previous work on smart home-related use cases and to achieve cross-domain coordination of it.

The main task of the GAK is to collect, coordinate and prepare these use cases. The user stories made available by the project participants and the resulting use cases are submitted to this body where they are condensed into generic use cases. These are then stored in a Use Case Management Repository. The repository serves as the basis for further standardisation work within the DKE. The generic use cases in the repository are used in the further project work to derive the interoperability requirements.



DKE AK/STD_1711.0.3 „Interoperability"

The main task of this working group is to unify and standardise interfaces and description formats in order to create a basis for cross-manufacturer and system smart home solutions.

Within a pre-competitive and neutral framework, experts from different companies that develop and distribute smart home devices, systems, platforms or application software draw up a detailed specification which is then made available as the basis for developing a standard-based universal smart home bridging technology. The intention is for all smart home domains, i.e. energy management, building security and health/AAL/wellness, to be taken into consideration. The EEBus Initiative has already successfully adopted this approach.



DKE AK 716.0.1 „Normative description of a security concept for energy management in buildings"

The existing DKE working group AK 716.0.1 is entitled "Normative description of a security concept for energy management in buildings". Its scope has been extended to include the smart home field in order to address the specific requirements of smart home applications.

As far as the companies are concerned, the smart home security level concept must be based on the assets deemed worthy of protection. The identification of these assets presupposes the analysis of concrete domain-specific or cross-domain use cases. The security level to be applied may therefore also depend on the smart home domains addressed.

The process for deriving the normative requirements of smart home IT security is outlined in the following diagram.






Dr. Wolfgang Klebsch
Technology and Innovation
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