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.

Thingsquare Announces Software to Simplify the Internet of Things

source: "Thingsquare, a pioneering provider of open-source software for the Internet of Things, today announced Thingsquare Mist, a standards-based mesh networking platform. Thingsquare Mist allows developers of smart lighting systems, smart cities, smart homes and smart buildings to quickly add Internet connectivity to their devices. A key feature of Thingsquare Mist is its ability to seamlessly connect Mist networks with existing networks based on the Internet Protocol (IP), without need for manual configuration. Read more about Thingsquare Announces Software to Simplify the Internet of Things



Dennis Pfisterer: true potential of sensor technology is massively under-exploited.

On SPITFIRE: "Sensors are ubiquitous in infrastructures, appliances, mobile phones, and wireless sensor networks. Their widespread deployment represents a significant financial investment and technical achievement and the data they deliver is capable of supporting an almost unlimited set of high value proposition applications. This is a powerful and profitable confluence of need, capability, and economic opportunity - yet the true potential of sensor technology is massively under-exploited. Read more about Dennis Pfisterer: true potential of sensor technology is massively under-exploited.



Axel Quack: Facebook’s Updated iPhone App Aids Internet of Things

Wildpark: "Buried in the details of last week’s update to Facebook’s now-native iOS app was a small bit of technology that could have potentially big impact on the future of the Internet of Things. The technology is called Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT), an IBM-developed protocol for real-time messaging over networks with low power and bandwidth." MQTT is now under the hood within Facebook’s iOS app’s messaging features, part of Facebook’s efforts to pull in the features from its native Messenger app. Read more about Axel Quack: Facebook’s Updated iPhone App Aids Internet of Things



QR codes for bikes in Aarhus

 

In a collaboration between TAGLOCK and Aarhus Cykelby (part of the municipality of Aarhus, Denmark) 140.000 free stickers with unique QR-codes have just been distributed by the postal services to households in selected suburbs of the city. Each household has received a small info-folder, including 4 TAGLOCK stickers to put on bikes for tracking purposes. Read more about QR codes for bikes in Aarhus



Tales of Things invites you to: I Am Seeing Things 25th October 9.30 to 16.30

Tales of Things invites you to: I Am Seeing Things 25th October 9.30 to 16.30: A one day symposium at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, reflecting upon the term ‘things’. Specifically it explores the way that everyday objects are being connected to the Internet and asks how this technology is disrupting consumer practices, heritage and the tacit geography of ‘things’.
Speakers include: Read more about Tales of Things invites you to: I Am Seeing Things 25th October 9.30 to 16.30



On gov and non gov actors in IoT

 

In Co.create, Fast Company: "While a fully functioning Internet of Things is still to come, China proves an interesting example of what to expect. Known to the Chinese as the Sensing Planet, huge investments in smart energy grids and all kinds of sensors have been deployed in large scale. The majority of current Chinese leadership is engineers and their R&D can steer on infrastructure, services, legal context, appliances and hardware. Read more about On gov and non gov actors in IoT



Florian Michahelles: a special issue on the theme of Internet of Things, Networking Science

Launched in 2012, Networking Science journal is an international journal that publishes original, high quality, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles on network architecture, protocols, theory, systems and applications for promoting networking science.  Original and high quality submissions are sought for a special issue on the theme of Internet of Things. Read more about Florian Michahelles: a special issue on the theme of Internet of Things, Networking Science



David Stephenson: If the Internet of Things Will Be So Big, Why Is It Still a Mystery?

David Stephenson: "A new market research study available from a British firm, Companies and Markets, predicts that by 2017 the global Internet of Things market will reach sales of $290 billion. First, wow. Second, I'm forced to ask again: If the "IoT" has such short-term promise, why does the very term, let alone the examples that are already making it a reality, remain such a mystery in the U.S?" Read more about David Stephenson: If the Internet of Things Will Be So Big, Why Is It Still a Mystery?



Werner Mohr: The Future of the Wireless Internet: Communication in the 2020s!

Berlin, October 23 - 25, 2012: The conference is sponsored and organised  by Nokia Siemens Networks in cooperation with  the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF).  WWRF's goal is to stimulate global research that will achieve unbounded communications to address key societal challenges for the future. Read more about Werner Mohr: The Future of the Wireless Internet: Communication in the 2020s!



Sebastian Lange: IoT-A: Newsletter 1

The Internet of Things as a concept is maturing rapidly and over the past months attention is dramatically increasing. The IoT-A project as one of the first of its kind is aiming at establishing a generalised Architecture Reference Model (ARM). Read more about Sebastian Lange: IoT-A: Newsletter 1



David Bliss: Odopod: Four Internet of Things Trends

Odopod: "The Internet of Things is comprised of networked objects with sensors and actuators. These objects observe their environment and share the data they collect with each other, Internet servers and people. This data is analyzed and the results are used to make decisions and affect change. Read more about David Bliss: Odopod: Four Internet of Things Trends



International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications

VISAPP 2013. The submission deadline is scheduled for September 11, 2012. The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications aims at becoming a major point of contact between researchers, engineers and practitioners on the area of computer vision application systems. Read more about International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications



CFP: Workshop on Security Tools and Techniques for Internet of Things (SeTTIT 2012)

Experts from science and industry will discuss new insights from work in progress, technological and scientific breakthroughs and practical aspects of securing the Internet of Things (IoT). Take part in the discussion of protection tools and techniques for the IoT! Read more about CFP: Workshop on Security Tools and Techniques for Internet of Things (SeTTIT 2012)



Francois Carrez: IoT-i: IoT Database Interface

IoT Database Interface: One of the goals of the IoT-i project is to observe, structure, and shape ongoing research activities in the field of the Internet of Things, in order to establish the leadership of Europe in this domain. Read more about Francois Carrez: IoT-i: IoT Database Interface



Dan Rowinski: Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Internet of Things

Dan Rowinski: Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Internet of Things: "Through the Internet, humans have connected the world. People are closer to each other than ever while still remaining apart. The next phase of the the Internet will be about connecting things. The Internet of Things will be central to the infrastructure that we build. Read more about Dan Rowinski: Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Internet of Things



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