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Table 1 The use cases relating to a smart home

From: A generic user interface for energy management in smart homes

No. Use case No. Use case
1 Basic home automation 10 Visualization of historical energy costs
2 Advanced home automation 11 Visualization of historical energy data
3 Possibilities to specify degrees of freedom for devices 12 Prediction of in-house energy use
4 Visualization of building-level energy data 13 Support for system configurations
5 Visualization of device-level energy consumption 14 Provision of value-added services
6 Visualization of device-level energy generation 15 Visualization of historical data for the single resident
7 Visualization of external signals 16 Integration of electric vehicles
8 Role based access control 17 Connection to a user community
9 Floor plan based device organization 18 Support for setting building optimization Goals