Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Computer Engineering and Sciences

First Advisor

William Allen

Second Advisor

Munevver Subasi

Third Advisor

Lucas Stephane

Fourth Advisor

Philip Bernhard


Emerging technologies such as Internet-of-Things, sensors, and communication networks have been introduced into traditional homes to offer a wide range of smart home services to simplify home appliances or home care and enhance people’s lifestyles. Currently, the smart home system has been integrated with various features of the production line and equipped with multiple sensors and actuators to meet home occupants specifications by setting customized user policies. These days home automation systems have become widely adopted. When privileged users interact with a smart home system, their intents of using this system are probable to be various, which might lead to conflict situations, so the systems must automatically recognize these conflicts. This work purpose is to investigate the conflict in smart homes and to build a model that discover these conflicts. Also, to see the factors that influencing people to accept IFTTT (If This Then That) technology in smart home.