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.

Kati London, Shelly Farnham, Michal Lahav : Data-Driven Cartoons: A Procedural Experiment in Provocation and Civic Participation

Source: "Along with the promise and growth of open data sets is the possibility for an increasingly informed and engaged public. [2] While there has been increased use of charts and mapping as well as video and motion graphics for storytelling, the authoring process for the latter can be laborious and time consuming; with end products that generally lack responsiveness to real time data- driven updates.  Read more about Kati London, Shelly Farnham, Michal Lahav : Data-Driven Cartoons: A Procedural Experiment in Provocation and Civic Participation



Symposium on Enabling an Intelligent Planet via Informatics and Cybernetics

Symposium on Enabling an Intelligent Planet via Informatics and Cybernetics (IPIC 2015),, being organized in the context of The 6th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2015, to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 10 - 13, 2015. The submissions deadline is November 20, 2014. Other deadlines are listed at the Symposium web site. Deadlines for collocated events are listed at the General CFP posted here. Submissions for face-to-face


Jacob Kohnstamm & Drudeisha Madhub: Mauritius Declaration on the Internet of Things

Balaclava, 14 October 2014. The internet of things is here to stay. Ever more devices are connected to the internet and are able to communicate with each other, sometimes without the user being aware such communications take place. These devices can make our lives much easier. For example in healthcare, transportation and energy the connected devices can change the way we do things. The internet of things however, can also reveal intimate details


Caleb Chen: IBM to unveil Bitcoin Blockchain Internet of Things Proof-of-Concept at CES in 2015

Source: “It was just last month that IBM’s plans for an “Internet of things” architecture that would feature Bitcoin blockchain technology were revealed. IBM’s planned project, called Adept, utilizes three distinct technologies including the blockchain, TeleHash, and BitTorrent. IBM’s head of mobile and internet Paul Brody is the “VP of the Internet of Things” and is in charge of the project.  In a recent talk with Gigaom at their Structure Connect event in San Francisco, 


Joey Fitts: The Internet of Things Will Change Your Company, Not Just Your Products

Source: “I have had a front row seat as companies have struggled to enter the emerging world of the Internet of Things — first, 10 years ago as a vice president at Ambient Devices, an MIT Media Lab spinoff that was a pioneer in commercializing IoT devices, and then as a consultant.
 
One of the biggest obstacles is that traditional functional departments often can’t meet the needs of IoT business models and have to evolve. Here are some of the challenges that I’ve observed:


Ivo Lukas: The Future of Information Is Here: The Internet of Things


Source: “In early September at the Supermobility/CTIA conferences, I moderated a discussion about the future for the Internet of Things (IoT). The women in technology panel focused on multiple layers of the IOT world. With the world being constantly plugged into different devices, we're becoming super connected to everything, changing the consumer and business landscape. Our discussions covered what some top companies are developing as best practices in IOT -- from infrastructure and R&D to market strategy and successes or failures within each structure.


White paper Apps Alliance: The Internet of Things: Automotive as a Microcosm of IoT

Source: "Industry experts estimate that every car will be connected in some way by 2025, and the market for connected vehicle technology will reach $54 billion by 2017. With tremendous opportunity for automotive innovation, the industry is calling on developers to get involved. This whitepaper, produced by the Application Developers Alliance Emerging Technologies Working Group, convenes the largest influencers in the automotive space to explore:
The current state and future of in-vehicle development.


Olivia LaVecchia & Stacy Mitchell: North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law Leads to Better Pharmacy Care, ILSR

Source: “What a difference local ownership makes. Under a forward-thinking 1963 law, North Dakota does not allow chains to operate pharmacies. Instead of Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies, North Dakotans go to 171 independent and locally owned pharmacies across the state for their prescriptions. That may soon change though: Walmart is bankrolling — to the tune of $2.7 million — a campaign to pass a ballot measure on November 4th that would overturn the law. Read more about Olivia LaVecchia & Stacy Mitchell: North Dakota’s Pharmacy Ownership Law Leads to Better Pharmacy Care, ILSR



International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks: Special Issue on Enabling Technologies and Smart Services for the Internet of Things

Source: “You are invited to submit original research and review articles to the special issue on "Enabling Technologies and Smart Services for the Internet of Things" of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks. The aim of this special issue is mainly focused on technological, architectural, and practical innovations in the field of low-cost wireless technologies enabling the Internet of Things (IoT).


Jake O'Donnell: Internet of Things devices to create 'real-time enterprise on steroids'

Source: “Internet of Things devices are about to hit the enterprise in a big way, and IT may be ill-prepared to handle the thousands of "things" soon to flood corporate networks. IT pros can expect the number of connected devices to increase by seven to 10 times by 2020, which will in turn cause network traffic to grow by three to five times over current levels, said Jack Gold, analyst and principal at J. Gold Associates in Northborough, Mass., during a session here at the M-Enterprise conference.


Sophie Curtis: How Twitter will power the Internet of Things

Source: “If you want to announce something publicly to the world, Twitter is usually the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to do it. Whether you're an individual or a company, posting a Twitter update ensures that anybody with any interest in what you're doing will have instant access to that information. However, it is no longer just individuals and companies that are using Twitter to broadcast what they are doing – machines are doing it too, and thanks to the public nature of tweets, this information can be used to drive a whole new range of 'internet of things' applications.


Eirini Kartsaki & Theron Schmidt: Volume 20, Number 5: On Repetition; Deadline: 5 December 2014

‘The love of repetition is in truth the only happy love’, Constantine Constantius argues in his attempt to re-live a love affair, always already lost. In this playful account of repetition, written in 1843, Søren Kierkegaard proposes that life itself is a repetition.  Across visual arts, music, contemporary performance, dance practices, craft, and writing, repetition can be seen as a strategy to connect the formal properties of a work to thematic concerns about originality


Fostering IoT entrepreneurship and innovation through Startups and SMEs

The workshop will bring together experts in the field of Internet of Things, innovation, Startup and SME support from business, European Commission and Government, to discuss the opportunities arising when IoT development of technologies and services are taken up by Startups and SMEs. Innovation and growth in Europe is largely driven by Start ups and SMEs, and the upcoming market of IoT is right in the heart of new business opportunities.
During the workshop participants will hear from the responsible officials

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Guido Mengelkamp: Technology Investing & Strategy

Source: “Every week, 1.5 million people join the urban population: a “new” London every 1.5-months, a new Tokyo every 2.
The West took over two centuries to move from the countryside to the city; the East is transitioning much faster.
 
In 1800, only 2% of the world was urbanized, in 1950, 30%, in 2007, 50%. Cities filled with German craftsman, American cowboys, Japanese samurais, converging their material world, maintaining their cultural, rural traditions.
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A Model-based Security Toolkit for the Internet of Things

A Model-based Security Toolkit for the Internet of Things: Ricardo Neisse, Igor Nai Fovino, Gianmarco Baldini, Vera Stavroulaki†, Panagiotis Vlacheas, Raffaele Giaffreda
 
Source: “The control and protection of user data is a very important aspect in the design and deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT). The heterogeneity of the IoT tech- nologies, the number of the participating devices and systems, and the different types of users and roles create important challenges in the IoT context. In particular, requirements of scalability


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