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.

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



Brad Chacos: New Intel CEO creates 'New Devices' division focused on 'cool technology'

“With this whole ‘Internet of Things,’ where processors are in literally everything from your clothing to your glasses to your TV and your coffee maker, what processor is Intel going to bring to the table for that? Atom is 1 watt in a smartphone, but Internet of Things processors are a tenth of a watt,” Read more about Brad Chacos: New Intel CEO creates 'New Devices' division focused on 'cool technology'



Stakeholder Workshop IoT-A: The Health Usecase, an open session at IoT Week!

This session is part of the sixth workshop of IoT-A. The success of reaching IoT-A objectives are measured in particular by validating the outcomes against the expectations of the stakeholders involved in the IoT-A project and the stakeholder group. On a more practical level, the implementation of the health use case Read more about Stakeholder Workshop IoT-A: The Health Usecase, an open session at IoT Week!



Rebecca Grant: Health care is on the brink of a more personalized, population-based, pervasive future

Source: "We are at the beginning of the beginning of a new age for health care.Digital technology is fundamentally transforming the practice of medicine, but Dr. David Levin, the Chief Medical Information Officer at the Cleveland  Clinic, said this is still uncharted territory. Read more about Rebecca Grant: Health care is on the brink of a more personalized, population-based, pervasive future



Internet of things: Business models contest

Internet of things: Business models contest
 
The 3rd Internet of things business week is organizing a business models contest aimed at fostering the networking of IoT business stakeholders to encourage the transition ‘from IoT use cases to IoT business cases’.
 


Matt Novak: Will The Internet of Things Make Our Lives Any Easier?

If our modern soothsayers can be believed, soon your refrigerator will be snapchatting your garbage disposal raunchy pics of your microwave, while your thermostat consults your lawnmower for stock picks. Or something like that. The "Internet of Things" is said to be the next evolutionary step in our connected world — Read more about Matt Novak: Will The Internet of Things Make Our Lives Any Easier?



RUN COMPUTER RUN @ GLITCH 2013

Please join us on May 24th, at 6.00pm, to celebrate the opening of Ireland's most ambitious New Media Arts Festival to date. RUN COMPUTER RUN @ GLITCH 2013 is an exhibition focused on examining artistic responses to cultural, economic, and social factors that currently affect the evolutionof the Internet. The festival features four exhibitions, eight workshops, Read more about RUN COMPUTER RUN @ GLITCH 2013



Courtney Humphries: The too-smart city - do we’ll really want to live there?

Source: "These critics are advocating not that cities shun technology, but that they foster a more open debate about how best to adopt it—and a public airing of the questions cities need to ask.

One question is how deeply cities rely on private companies to set up and maintain the systems they run on." Read more about Courtney Humphries: The too-smart city - do we’ll really want to live there?



David Essex: Early adopters say Internet of Things resets software, business models

Source: "The “Internet of Things” is becoming a reality, but a worldwide network of embedded sensors won’t reach its potential without monetized software ecosystems and wireless networks that can easily cross national borders, according to panelists at this week’s SAP Sapphire conference in Orlando, Fla. Read more about David Essex: Early adopters say Internet of Things resets software, business models



Richard Nieva: For the Internet of things, will it be verticals or horizontals?

Source: "The first step in the adoption of “the Internet of things” – where Web capabilities are implemented into everyday objects – entails making sure there are even products in the first place. But as that ecosystem fills out, one of the next steps is addressing matters of market approach and distribution. Read more about Richard Nieva: For the Internet of things, will it be verticals or horizontals?



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