Authors:Oihane Kamara Esteban, Gorka Sorrosal Yarritu, Ander Pijoan Lamas, Tony Castillo Calzadilla, Xabier Iriarte López, Ana María Macarulla Arenaza, Cristina Martín Andonegui, Ainhoa Alonso Vicario, Cruz Enrique Borges Hernández
Deployment and maintenance of Smart Homes and Smart Grids in real environments is an expensive and lengthy process. Simulations play an important role in this paradigm, however they sometimes lack accuracy in the way the represent external systems such as solar panels, HVAC systems, sewer- age, etc. In this work an agent-based Smart Home Simulation architecture is presented. The main objective is to develop a platform capable of carrying out more realistic simulations, merging agent-based simulations of the human behaviour with simulations of complex systems such as HVAC systems or solar panels implemented in the Simulink environment. Based on the simulation of the human behaviour, water and electricity consumption profiles are generated and sent to Simulink models using the TCP/IP communication protocol. The obtained results prove that a synchronized connection of both platforms in feasible, enabling a more accurate representation of the systems involved.