20-22 June 2018
Trieste (Italy)
Europe/Rome timezone
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Contribution Paper

Trieste (Italy) - Oceania
Ship digitalization, unmanned vehicle and cyber security

Cruise cabin as a home: smart approaches to improve cabin comfort


  • Dr. Massimiliano NOLICH

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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has an impact on nearly every aspect of people’s lives – from working or learning to socializing – and makes peoples lives easier and more comfortable. In particular, smart home devices can handle environmental characteristics (temperature, etc.) increasing the people's comfort and can also help in reducing costs. In order to increase passengers’ comfort in the cruise ship cabins, this study proposes the design of an App that provides high quality products and services. Smart home, ambient intelligence and IoT are the starting knowledge to create a smart space without re-designing all the cabin environments. The App brings real added value compared with the existing domotic systems, because it considers not only environmental characteristics but also the personal features of the passengers and their activities. The aim of the proposed system is to improve passengers' comfort in order to increase the perceived quality, acting as a real time Decision Making System. It receives information from several devices and, according to the passengers’ preference and activity, it decides how to create a suitable environment and healthy space. The App follows both the necessity of increasing passengers’ satisfaction and the cost reduction for the ship owner.