The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision. It is being built today. The stakeholders are known, the debate has yet to start. In hundreds of years our real needs have not changed. We want to be loved, feel safe, have fun, be relevant in work and friendship, be able to support our families and somehow play a role - however small - in the larger scheme of things. So what will really happen when things, homes and cities become smart? The result will probably be an tsunami of what at first looks like very small steps, small changes. The purpose of Council is to follow and  forecast what will happen when smart objects surround us in smart homes, offices, streets, and cities.

Jenna Dutcher and Ken Sinclair: What is datascience@berkeley?

Source: Sinclair:  What is datascience@berkeley
Dutcher:  Datascience@berkeley is the new Master of Information and Data Science degree at the UC Berkeley School of Information.  The degree offers coursework in everything from machine learning to privacy, security, and ethics of data, topics that are highly relevant to the Internet of Things.  As the connected world goes online, experts will be needed who can ensure that constantly connected devices are keeping our data safe and secure so it can be used to its full potential without privacy concerns.
Sinclair:  What is the datascience@berkeley Internet of Things glossary? 

Ben van Lier: Kondratieff cycles and algorithms

Source: „Research into the origins and progress of the process of industrial development over a longer period clearly reveals, according to Schumpeter [1], that it always occurs in a long wave movement extending over a period of around 45 to 60 years. He names this long-term cycle after the Russian statistician Kondratieff. According to the writer, such a cycle always comprises multiple factors about which no doubt at all exists. Although we cannot know with certainty at what stage in such a long-term cycle we are situated at present, algorithms

13th International Conference e-Society 2015 / 14 - 16 March 2015, Madeira - Portugal

The e-Society 2015 conference will be held in the island of Madeira, Portugal, during 14 to 16 March 2015.
The ES Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. 
The conference is structured along with nine main tracks, covering different aspects from eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services in ESociety, eGovernment /eGovernance, eHealth

Piet Kommers: The papers and posters of the 12th International Conference e-Society 2014

These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the 12th International Conference e-Society 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, in Madrid, Spain, 28 February – 2 March, 2014.
The 12th International Conference e-Society 2014 aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical

EPoSS General Assembly, Annual Forum & Engagement Day 2014

You are cordially invited to participate in the EPoSS General Assembly, Annual Forum & Engagement Day 2014.
The Event will take place in Turin, 24-26 September 2014, with the General Assembly on 24 September 2014, and the Annual Forum on 25 September 2014.
The Coordination Action EXPRESS, which supports the strategic activities of EPoSS, is organising an Engagement Day on 26 Septmber 2014 at the same venue.

DG INFSO and EPoSS realised that they were sharing the same vision of an Internet of Things : a report

DG INFSO and EPoSS realised that they were sharing the same vision of an Internet of Things as the result of several shifts – from systems to software-based services, from passive RFID tags to active RFID tags and wireless sensors, to the mythic Semantic Web, from identification to real-time 'sense and response', from exposure to privacy, and from protection to trust.

DG INFSO and EPoSS look forward with confidence and enthusiasm to meeting Read more about DG INFSO and EPoSS realised that they were sharing the same vision of an Internet of Things : a report

Precious Silva: It May Be an Apple-Full World, Here's How|

Source: „No one can actually predict the future, except maybe if you are Nostradamus, a French astrologer and physician who supposedly has the gift of prophecy.  With a leap into the future, we may still see Apple dominating the world.  
An ex-employee of Apple divulged some information regarding a certain video released by Corning. Corning, a company that supplies the glasses to all Apple iPhones and iPads, transforms lives by developing and producing unparalleled glass, ceramics and optical physics.

Shyam Deval: 7 Crucial Elements of a Successful Enterprise Mobile Strategy

Source: „In my last blog, I laid out a case for why it is critical for a company today to have a well thought out and actionable mobile strategy.  That case is reinforced almost every day with an environment of non-stop volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity – what the military planners have termed as a VUCA world.  Mobile has disrupted and fundamentally altered numerous business models in last 5-6 years and we haven’t even scratched the surface on how disruptive IOT (Internet of Things) and wearables are likely to be.  Have I convinced you enough? Read more about Shyam Deval: 7 Crucial Elements of a Successful Enterprise Mobile Strategy

Chantal Polsonetti: Industrial Internet of Things Survey Results Part 1: Motivations and Expectations

Source: „Will the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) turn out to be the next big revolution in manufacturing? Information from IoT-connected devices promises to lower costs, optimize processes, and provide a platform for business innovation; but concerns about security and standardization could stand in its way.
ARC Advisory Group, in conjunction with Automation World magazine, conducted a short web survey in the first half of 2014 to gauge the industry's perspective on this current hot topic.

Alex Nunez: 3 Ways the Internet of Things is Shaping Brand-Consumer Relationships

Source: „For several years now, a connectivity revolution has been slowly brewing all around us; everyday objects like recycling bins, dishwashers, and smoke alarms are going online one by one, adding to the fabric of the Internet that connects us all. As we connect ever more items to this Internet of Things (IoT), the relationship between consumers who use the objects and the brands that manufacture them will invariably change. For businesses looking to stay relevant in the era of IoT,

Rich Quinnell: The Internet of Things Versus Slumlords

Source: „It is a sad fact of life that the disadvantaged are often victims of abuse, because they lack the resources to fight back. But knowledge is power, and the right data can be an ally in legal efforts to confront the abusers. The Internet of Things can provide that data, and the group Heat Seek NYC plans to use it to combat slumlords in New York City. Heat Seek NYC describes itself as a "civic hacking project" with the goal of ensuring that no New Yorker spends the winter in a frigid apartment. To that end, the organization has developed an IoT thermostat and launched

John Brandon: Is there a microchip implant in your future?

Source: „You can inject one under your skin and no one will ever notice. Using short-range radio frequency identification (RFID) signals, it can transmit your identity as you pass through a security checkpoint or walk into a football stadium. It can help you buy groceries at Wal-Mart. In a worst-case scenario – if you are kidnapped in a foreign country, for example – it could save your life.
Microchip implants like the ones pet owners use to track their dogs and cats could become commonplace in humans in the next decade. 

Michael J Smith: The Dawn of the Experience Era

Source: „Gone are the days where we are forced to fit our digital environments. Gone are the days where the human experience accommodates technology. Like it or not, we are entering into a new era of human-technology interaction where human experience is the driver. Where technology practically disappears and weaves itself into the fabric of our everyday lives. Call it what you will – ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence, Internet of things (IoT), machine to machine (M2M), computing for human experience (CHE) –  the fact is, we are no longer looking Read more about Michael J Smith: The Dawn of the Experience Era

Evan Ramstad: At Logic PD, the 'Internet of Things' means more than remote controls

Source: „One of the buzz phrases of the moment in high-tech is the “Internet of Things” (IoT) — most simply explained as hooking up items such as your garage door or thermostat to the Internet so you run them from your smartphone or computer. But the possibilities to transform products and businesses go far deeper. A Minneapolis company called Logic PD, with offices at a former Studebaker carriage factory in the North Loop, is at the edge of helping other companies figure that out.


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