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.

Antonio Jara: IEEE GLOBECOM'13 Call for Papers - Internet of Things Track

This track aims at gathering researchers and developers from the fields of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machineto-machine (M2M) communications to discuss the future technologies and research challenges associated to new  applications and services... Read more about Antonio Jara: IEEE GLOBECOM'13 Call for Papers - Internet of Things Track



Volume #34: City in a Box: Usman Haque is skeptical about smart cities.

Source: "Usman Haque is skeptical about smart cities. He asks if our longing gaze towards smart technology re!ects a societal inferiority complex of sorts as our daily  life has grown more intricate and complex. Recalling the technocratic dreams of urban planners in the sixties.... Read more about Volume #34: City in a Box: Usman Haque is skeptical about smart cities.



Sophie Curtis: Cisco prepares application platform for Internet of Things

Source: "Cisco is working on a platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), that will enable customers in multiple industry sectors to rapidly deploy and manage their machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. At the Cisco Live event in London yesterday, Robert Soderbery, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Enterprise Networking Group, showed off a range of products that he said were “IoT-ready”. Read more about Sophie Curtis: Cisco prepares application platform for Internet of Things



IOT6 Members appointed as IOT TC SubCommittee in the Emerging Technical Subcommittees | IEEE Communications Society

The objective of this subcommittee is to facilitate a global definition of IOT architecture and governance; investigate the sensitive security and privacy issues; and explore the different technology scenarios.... Read more about IOT6 Members appointed as IOT TC SubCommittee in the Emerging Technical Subcommittees | IEEE Communications Society



Chris Speed: Internet of Cars UTSG paper

Source: "Despite describing the transport infrastructure as a ‘network’, most road and transport users see little similarity between the ‘transport network’ and the internet. This paper suggests that overcoming this difference is key to a new paradigm of transport in which connections, flow and sharing are synonymous with both social networking and travel behaviour.

 


ZigBee Connected Home
 says 'End to end with Ipv6'

As Internet-enabled devices become more commonplace in the home, IPv6 will be necessary too keep these connected homes running smoothly. It’s important to remember that all connected devices (computers, mobile devices, forks, cars, homes, etc.) need to be IPv6 compatible. Did you see any products announced at the show this year that you hope are IPv6-enabled?"

 


Gander and Internet of Things

Source: "Imagine knowing how many people are in a coffee shop and how long it will take to get served, just by glancing at your smartphone, or being certain that there will be a seat on the bus or train when it arrives. Gander is a search engine that aims to make all of this and more possible, by letting users search their physical world in the same way that they currently search for web pages on the net. Read more about Gander and Internet of Things



Trent Lund: The Impact of IoT

2013 Enterprise IT Influencers – Exploring the impact of the ‘Internet of ThingsThe impact of the IoT: "The appeal for instant gratification-hungry consumers is that the IoT presents the power to control everything and anything in their homes, offices and while on the go. Whether adjusting temperature and lighting, monitoring security, making coffee, cleaning, managing home entertainment systems... Read more about Trent Lund: The Impact of IoT



David Stephenson: The first Boston/New England IoT Meetup

IoT consultant W. David Stephenson is mystified about why these sorts of networks don't exist both nationwide and locally throughout the US to bring IoT researchers and practitioners together on a regular basis to learn about successful projects, network, and discuss common obstacles to success. Read more about David Stephenson: The first Boston/New England IoT Meetup



Harvest Geek: Brains for Your Garden

Source: "The local food movement has been steadily picking up momentum.  Across the country small scale agriculture has been springing up in backyards and rooftops, basements and attics, abandoned warehouses and vacant lots. HarvestGeek is building a comprehensive set of resources for the Urban and not-so-urban Farmer.  Read more about Harvest Geek: Brains for Your Garden



Graham Oaks: The Power of the 'Internet of Things'

Source: "Basically, the Internet of Things gives rise to the question: 'What can happen when hundreds of billions of everyday objects can access the net and "talk" to each other?' That day isn't quite here. Much of the activity is still in research labs or pilots. Nonetheless, real examples are starting to go live and some companies are turning their whole business model on its head. Read more about Graham Oaks: The Power of the 'Internet of Things'



Mark Roberti: Grilling Disney Over the Use of RFID

Source: "On Jan. 7, 2013, The New York Times published an article aboutThe Walt Disney Co. introducing wristbands with an embedded radio frequency identification transponder to enable visitors to enter its parks, purchase goods, and receive alerts when its their turn to ride Space Mountain or other attractions (see At Disney Parks, a Bracelet Meant to Build Loyalty [and Sales]). Read more about Mark Roberti: Grilling Disney Over the Use of RFID



Rob van Kranenburg: Internet of Things? It is about the new entities stupid!

The Internet of Things is a combination of a technological push - an ecology of barcodes, qr codes, rfid, active sensors, ipv6 - and a human pull for more and ever growing connectivity with anything happening in the immediate and further out environment, a logical extension... Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: Internet of Things? It is about the new entities stupid!



James Kobieius: What’s truly new these days in the Internet of Things...

Source: "What’s truly new these days in the Internet of Things is the increasing incorporation of the ubiquitous smartphone into the constellation of connected “things.” Let’s call this the “Internet of Persons, Places and Things.” It goes well beyond decision automation into a full-blown decision-support paradigm. Read more about James Kobieius: What’s truly new these days in the Internet of Things...



BioInitiative 2012 Report Issues New Warnings on Wireless and EMF

BioInitiative 2012 Report Issues New Warnings on Wireless and EMF: "A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields and wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation). 

 


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