Sally A. Applin is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, in the Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing (CSAC), where she is researching the impact of technology on culture, and the consequent inverse: specifically...
The 3rd International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT2012) will be held in Wuxi, China on October 24-26, 2012.
Wuxi is a city that has more than 2,000 years of history and has a population of more than 6 million. Wuxi city is located some 45 minutes by train north west of Shanghai. The city has been named the "Sensing China Center" since the year 2008 and is one of the leading centers of IoT related research and industry in China. The conference IoT2012 will be held in the Wuxi InterContinental hotel, and there will be shuttle buses connecting the conference hotel directly to Shanghai International Airport.
In what is called the Internet of Things (IoT), sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects — from containers to pacemakers — are linked through both wired and wireless networks to the Internet. When objects in the IoT can sense the environment, interpret the data, and communicate with each other, they become tools for understanding complexity and for responding to events and irregularities swiftly. The IoT is therefore seen by many as the ultimate solution for getting fine grained insights into business processes — in the real-world and in real-time. Started one decade ago as a wild academic idea, this interlinking of the physical world and cyberspace foreshadows an exciting endeavour.
• Paper submission due: May 1, 2012
• Workshop proposals due: May 1, 2012
• Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2012
• Posters, demos, videos submission due: August 1, 2012