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.

Penny Jones: The NSA Surveillance Hangover and the Internet of Things

"This comes at a very interesting time for the data center industry – a time that is setting the stage for big data, the internet of things, seamless international communications and cloud computing. It will no doubt have repercussions across the entire industry, if not from a privacy regulation view point which could affect where and how information is being stored then by affecting Read more about Penny Jones: The NSA Surveillance Hangover and the Internet of Things



Call for Proposals: THE BIG PICTURE: 
the confluence of art, science and technology

Beginning in 2013 re-new will join the media arts festival with its own academic platform. Our goal is to stimulate critical dialog, collaboration and networking between leading scholars, technologists and artists. re-new 2013 will make possible hybrid presentation formats where the confluence of art, science and technology is discussed in its full complexity. Read more about Call for Proposals: THE BIG PICTURE: 
the confluence of art, science and technology



Kevin Fitchard: Putting Human Bodies Into the 'Internet of Things'

Source: "Ever wonder what the network infrastructure of the future will be? Try looking in the mirror. Some day our bodies—or at least, the clothing or accessories that adorn them—could become key network nodes in the Internet of things. European researchers think that sensors and transmitters on our bodies can be used to form cooperative ad hoc networks that could be used for group indoor navigation, crowd-motion capture, Read more about Kevin Fitchard: Putting Human Bodies Into the 'Internet of Things'



Gérald Santucci, Cristina Martinez, Diana Vlad-Câlcic: The Sensing Enterprise

The FInES Cluster and DG CONNECT of the European Commission, joined rapidly by a growing number of international experts from the manufacturing and production world, coined the phrase Sensing Enterprise to describe a business environment in which all assets are endowed with sensing capabilities... Read more about Gérald Santucci, Cristina Martinez, Diana Vlad-Câlcic: The Sensing Enterprise



Alistair Houghton: Hi-tech workspace DoES Liverpool pioneers new ways of working

The building is home to several pioneers in the world of the “Internet of Things” who are finding new ways to link everyday objects to the internet and to each other. And they are practising what they preach by giving DoES some of the most hi-tech, yet quirky office adornments around.

Even the coffee pot is connected to the internet. Read more about Alistair Houghton: Hi-tech workspace DoES Liverpool pioneers new ways of working



Volkmar Denner: Connected world and social and commercial opportunities/

Source: "I fully expect that connected production will drastically change how established processes are organized. We’re going to see a shift away from centralized control toward decentralized self-organization. And I’m convinced that this shift will provide opportunities for established companies to offer new business models. Read more about Volkmar Denner: Connected world and social and commercial opportunities/



Qiu Chen: Experts upbeat on Internet of things

The first mention of the IOT in a government work report came in 2010. The 12th Five-Year Plan, which was issued in 2011, mentioned that the country would boost the scale of IOT research, establish internationally acknowledged standards for the industry and champion IOT related manufacturing and solutions. In February, the State Council announced that it would step up fiscal support and preferential tax policies for eligible IOT Read more about Qiu Chen: Experts upbeat on Internet of things



Stakeholder Workshop 6 (SW6) The IoT-A Open Session: for stakeholders and public

Stakeholder Workshop 6 (SW6) IoT-A Open Session: public. June 19, 10-14 (including lunch) as part of the  IoT Week Entrepreneurs and Business Model Section. confirmed: Stefan Ferber, Alicia Asin Pérez, Rasmus Blom, Tomaz Vidonia, Gérald Santucci, Mirko Presser, Mirko Ross, 

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Internet of Things: Eyes on Shanghai for IoT China 2013

The IoT context is equally promising as Wuxi, IoT capital of China is close by. An hour up by high speed train. We will therefore visit Wuxi on June 6, hosted by the head of business development Sammy Shen of the National Sensing Centre (SCC), one of the key architects for IoT and Big Data, Shudong Chen from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Andy Qiu who is looking for formats of benchmarking smart cities. Read more about Internet of Things: Eyes on Shanghai for IoT China 2013



Franck Le Gall: The 3rd Internet of things business week is organizing a business pitch contest

The 3rd Internet of things business week is organizing a business pitch contest aimed at fostering the networking of IoT business stakeholders to encourage the transition ‘from IoT use cases to IoT business cases’. Read more about Franck Le Gall: The 3rd Internet of things business week is organizing a business pitch contest



John Rath: Internet of Things; Buzz or Big Business? + European Advancement

Source: "Although the term Internet of Things is over a decade old, advances in technology, proliferation of connectible devices and supporting ecosystem of clouds and connectivity have accelerated the market significantly. Gartner defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology Read more about John Rath: Internet of Things; Buzz or Big Business? + European Advancement



Jeffrey Burt: Cisco: Global Internet Traffic Will Triple by 2017

Source: "More connected users and devices and faster network speeds are driving the growth, according to a study by Cisco. Internet traffic worldwide will grow three-fold by 2017, with non-PC devices like smartphones and tablets increasingly becoming the drivers of that traffic, according to a report by Cisco Systems....It also predicts that the Internet of Things—
 


Living bits and things 2013 - Call for Speakers

For the third year in the row, the Living bits and things 2013 event will take place from 12th to 13th November 2013 in Bled, Slovenia. Living bits and things is positioned as the first and still the only IoT/M2M event targeting Central and South East Europe with focus on »delivering value and benefits for business and life«.
You already know you wish to speak at Living bits and things 2013?


Latif Ladid: 6LoWPAN Plugtests

ETSI is organizing the 1st 6LoWPAN Interop event (Plugtests) in Berlin, Germany on 27 and 28 July 2013 with the support of IPSO Alliance, FP7 PROBE-IT and IPV6 Forum. This event will be co-located with the 87th IETF meeting (28 July - 02 August 2013). The 6LoWPAN (IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks) Plugtests event offers test sessions where vendors assess the level of interoperability of their implementations Read more about Latif Ladid: 6LoWPAN Plugtests



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