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.

Jane Wakefield: Tomorrow's cities: What's it like to live in a smart city?

Source: "As we head towards a new era of urbanisation - half of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 - the race is on to make our cities fit for purpose. Technology is playing a bigger role in helping to make city life run more smoothly, from networks of sensors that offer information about how traffic is flowing or where water pipes are leaking to apps designed to help citizens get the most out of their city. Read more about Jane Wakefield: Tomorrow's cities: What's it like to live in a smart city?



Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS 2014)

The Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS 2014), to be held in Lisbon, Portugal (January 7 - 9, 2014) is now welcoming the submission of position papers whose deadline is scheduled for next October 3. A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to Read more about Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS 2014)



John Biggs: The Ambient Economy

Source: "Access to information is addictive. The moment we have more of it – and more of it available at opportune times – the more we crave. I learned this first-hand when I began wearing a Pebble smartwatch in earnest. While I’ve long rejected the idea that a smartwatch is a valuable addition to the infonaut’s arsenal, I now realize that being able to see, at a glance, who is calling, texting, or emailing is something that changes nearly everything. Read more about John Biggs: The Ambient Economy



Arthur Goldstuck: Future of the internet beyond imagining

Source: "They call it the Internet of Things: the network that arises once numerous objects in the physical world can be connected and accessed through the internet. But now people, things and processes all interact, so it has evolved into the Internet of Everything.At this week’s annual Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, where enterprise technology trends are forecast, the concept took centre stage Read more about Arthur Goldstuck: Future of the internet beyond imagining



Bled, November 12 and 13, 2013: Discover the potential of Internet of Things (IoT)/M2M and Smart Living in Central and South East Europe.



Join LBT in Bled to find out more about deployments of existing applications and services.

Connect with companies and organizations in the region, get involved and be present in the market and IoT industry. Read more about Bled, November 12 and 13, 2013: Discover the potential of Internet of Things (IoT)/M2M and Smart Living in Central and South East Europe.



Andrew Nusca: The Internet of Things is 'fundamentally about economic value'

Source: "Self-driving vehicles, intelligent refrigerators, stoke-detecting gadgets that everyone wears: the idea of an "Internet of Things" is all the rage in the technology industry today. But what does it really mean? And is there substance beneath all that hype?
That was the topic of discussion during Tuesday's Techonomy Detroit conference, Read more about Andrew Nusca: The Internet of Things is 'fundamentally about economic value'



Brad Spurgeon: Racing Into an Interconnected Future

Source: "Formula One has always been an innovative force in technology for road cars, as the sport’s teams seek quick, reliable solutions to create better, faster cars in an environment that is more competitive and evolves faster than that of the consumer car industry.

Systems and technology developed by Formula One teams is helping advance the field of connected devices. Read more about Brad Spurgeon: Racing Into an Interconnected Future



Antonio J. Jara, Latif Ladid, and Antonio Skarmeta: IoT and IpV6

Source: "The public IPv4 address space managed by IANA has been completely depleted by Feb 1st, 2011.

This creates by itself an interesting challenge when adding new things and enabling new services on the Internet. Without public IP addresses, the Internet of Things capabilities would be greatly reduced. Read more about Antonio J. Jara, Latif Ladid, and Antonio Skarmeta: IoT and IpV6



Shane Mitchell: What’s Next for the Internet of Everything and Cities?

The Cisco Consulting Services public sector and economics teams are beginning to measure the potential impact of IoE on government and the public sector.

That work starts with the premise that public-sector bodies will find opportunities similar to those already being exploited in the commercial world to create new services and capabilities, or to improve existing ones. Read more about Shane Mitchell: What’s Next for the Internet of Everything and Cities?



Carlo Ratti: “Smart Cities, Smart Home, Smart Mobility”

Source: 'Smart cities, smart homes, smart mobility . The label ‘smart’ – a vaguely annoying anglicism – is now used everywhere, a bit like the word ‘green’ until a few years ago. What is it? A clever marketing operation or something more? Beyond the fashions of the moment, it seems that the phenomenon reflects profound dynamics, which significantly alter the way we design and live in urban areas in the coming years. Read more about Carlo Ratti: “Smart Cities, Smart Home, Smart Mobility”



Antonio Jara: The Third International Workshop on Computing and Networking for Internet of Things (ComNet-IoT 2014)

Internet of Things (IoT) has been considered as an innovative and imminent information infrastructure enabling to ubiquitously network various machines, physical devices, and objects, denoted as things, for environment sensing, information sharing and collaboration Read more about Antonio Jara: The Third International Workshop on Computing and Networking for Internet of Things (ComNet-IoT 2014)



Event: The Internet of Things: Investing in Future Technologies

Tuesday 12th November 2013, Central London, 09:00 - 16:00.

The number of devices connected to and by the Internet is quickly accelerating and is expected to reach 50 billion devices by 2020. Machine to machine communication technology is no longer a concept of the future; it is already a key focus across industry sectors. The UK must stay competitive in the global race for growth, innovation and new industries. The Information Economy Strategy, Read more about Event: The Internet of Things: Investing in Future Technologies



Simon Davies: European Commission official warns that “new thinking” is needed for the future of privacy

Source: "A European Commission official has warned that implementation of new privacy rules in the EU will present a substantial challenge to technologists and lawmakers in the face of ubiquitous information systems. Gérald Santucci, head of the Commission’s Knowledge Sharing Unit set out his views in a personal capacity in a provocative essay prepared for the Privacy Surgeon. Read more about Simon Davies: European Commission official warns that “new thinking” is needed for the future of privacy



Mariné Jacobs: Optimising the Internet of things

Source: "Gartner analyst, Chris Howard, says the possibilities offered by the Internet of everything are endless and can be utilised in any industry. The Internet of everything is not the future, it is already happening. This is according to Gartner analyst, Chris Howard. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, Howard says most of the aspects associated with the Internet of things are at the trigger phase where it is new and garnering a lot of interest. Read more about Mariné Jacobs: Optimising the Internet of things



The Internet of Things: How technology is touching everything

Source: "We’re entering a new era of technology. The internet used to be focused on communication and the display of information. Then it became about e-commerce during the early dot-com boom, with the high-profile success of companies like Amazon and eBay. Today, technology is touching every corner of our lives — more than ever before — including the tangible products and services that seemed to have nothing to do with the web or internet culture Read more about The Internet of Things: How technology is touching everything



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