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.

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



Ashlee Vance: Behind the 'Internet of Things' Is Android—and It's Everywhere

Source:..."Android is becoming the standard operating system for the “Internet of things”—Silicon Valley’s voguish term for the expanding interconnectedness of smart devices, ranging from sensors in your shoe to jet engine monitors. As each of these devices hits the market, Google further outflanks Apple and Microsoft (MSFT) Read more about Ashlee Vance: Behind the 'Internet of Things' Is Android—and It's Everywhere



Shira Ovide: Mickey Mouse Will Be Part of the ‘Internet of Things’

Source: "Tom Staggs, the chairman of Walt Disney ’s theme parks and resorts division, said Wednesday his company is working on technology that would let costumed Mickey Mouse speak for the first time ever. The talking Mickeys, and other Disney characters, may even be able to greet little Jimmy by name, thanks to Disney’s MagicBand, Read more about Shira Ovide: Mickey Mouse Will Be Part of the ‘Internet of Things’



Martyn Casserly: Internet of things: what it is

Source: "The idea of this new system is a reasonably simple one, but the applications can become incredibly complex depending on how many devices are involved. In its basic form the internet of things incorporates devices that can communicate with other devices remotely. So if you've ever been out and about, remembered that you didn't set the PVR to record Game of Thrones, Read more about Martyn Casserly: Internet of things: what it is



Katie Fehrenbacher: Nest meet Glass, the learning thermostat lands on your eyes

Source: "The Nest learning thermostat and Google Glass have had a love child and it’s called Glass Nest. Developer James Rundquist got his Google Glass unit earlier this month wanted to get his hands dirty with some Glassware development, he tells me in an interview. The result is a mash up between two of the most buzzy devices to hit the Internet of Things in 2013. Read more about Katie Fehrenbacher: Nest meet Glass, the learning thermostat lands on your eyes



Sam Dunne: As with the Internet of Things, all the hype may be diverting us away from more simple innovations.

Source: "The hype surrounding the Internet of Things seems timid (or at least niche) compared to the anarchistic, and sometimes doom-laden, narrative surrounding developments in additive manufacturing of late. Belgian 3D printing experts Materialise Read more about Sam Dunne: As with the Internet of Things, all the hype may be diverting us away from more simple innovations.



Rob van Kranenburg: The IoT Forum and Internet of Things Challenges in Brazl

The Internet of Things is a very multifaceted phenomenon....

What we are beginning to see is how rigid and how un dynamic our current institutions are that area attempting to steer these developments. Realising that we are just at the beginning with DIY nano and DIY bio it is interesting to see what are the chances of the big blocs in the world to take advantage of IoT. Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: The IoT Forum and Internet of Things Challenges in Brazl



Emily Savage: a quick update on this year’s Content and Apps for Automotive Conference (June 18-19th, Munich).

Facebook and TripAdvisor will be taking part in an exclusive fireside chat led by Strategy Analytics. This on-stage interview will reveal the new automotive pursuits of these two popular consumer services, to enable the industry to better integrate with their data in future products.
 


A Service Infrastructure for the Internet of Things based on XMPP

Source: Sven Bendel, Thomas Springer, Daniel Schuster, Alexander Schill: A Service Infrastructure for the Internet of Things based on XMPP. "Following the vision of an Internet of Things (IoT) real world objects are integrated into the Internet to provide data as sensors and to manipulate the real world as actors. Read more about A Service Infrastructure for the Internet of Things based on XMPP



XMPP and Internet of Things

XMPP is:
 
"▪ An open, secure technology for instant messaging and a whole lot more.
A friendly community of end users and developers who value freedom of communication.
A decentralized network of IM services in which your messages are not monitored by a big company like AOL, Microsoft, or Yahoo. You can even run your own server!


The Impact of the Internet of Things on Socio-economic Change - A Delphi study

The EU project 'Internet of Things Architecture' (IoT-A) conducts a Delphi study and invites experts in the fields of Internet of Things and the Retail domain to participate. We would like to analyse the future development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in general as well as specifically for the retail industry. Read more about The Impact of the Internet of Things on Socio-economic Change - A Delphi study



Nick Carney: Citizens Connected

Source: "In 2009 the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) developed a smartphone app called Citizens Connect that allows residents to quickly report public works and service needs. Bostonians can inform officials of infrastructure and service problems such as potholes, streetlight failures, or graffiti via their phones, allowing the city to be far more responsive to its citizens’ needs Read more about Nick Carney: Citizens Connected



Nathaniel Mott:Hardware is a stop-gap on the way to a hyper-connected future

Source: "“If [the Internet of Things] was all hardware and very little software this revolution would’ve happened a long time ago,” says SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. “What’s happening now is that the barriers to creating new hardware are coming down, Read more about Nathaniel Mott:Hardware is a stop-gap on the way to a hyper-connected future



Dick Selwood: The Internet of Things is Coming

Source: "Wherever you turn there are stories about the Internet of Things (IoT). The numbers are enormous, with many trillions of end-point “Things” being casually tossed into the discussions. While the Internet was created for people to use to access information and, then, only later, did it become a channel for people to communicate with each other, Read more about Dick Selwood: The Internet of Things is Coming



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