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.

Joseph Nechvatal: Immersion Into Noise

The noise factor is the ratio of signal to noise of an input signal to that of the output signal. Noise can block or interfere with the meaning of a message in both human and electronic communication. But in Information Theory, noise is still considered to be information.

Immersion Into Noise is intended as a conceptual handbook useful for the development of a personal-political-visionary art of noise. Read more about Joseph Nechvatal: Immersion Into Noise



Nadia Palliser: Augmented Society – Debate & Meet the Scene

Nadia Palliser: Augmented Society – Debate & Meet the Scene: "The old post office of the city, a relic of passing on messages, befits this debate perfectly. The Augmented Society debate raises the questions of what we want to share and how we want to go about doing it. All debate on the social use of new technologies is essentially about this but Augmented Reality really seems to push the envelope on this one. Read more about Nadia Palliser: Augmented Society – Debate & Meet the Scene



Jamillah: UK’s first industry forum to help shape the Internet of Things

The forum will include lighting technology company EnLight, white space signal innovators Neul, home energy management tech firm Alertme and AquaMW which develops intelligent cloud sensing technologies.

The forum hopes to combat what it describes as the ‘Internet of Silos’. By this it means ‘an unconnected world with less value to both consumers and businesses’. Read more about Jamillah: UK’s first industry forum to help shape the Internet of Things



Patrick Guillemin: Leading ICT Standards Development Organizations Launch oneM2M

Bellevue, Washington, USA - 24 July 2012: "New global organization will create technical specifications to ensure that Machine-to-Machine Communications can effectively operate on a worldwide scale. Seven of the world's leading information and communications technology (ICT) Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) today launched a new global organization Read more about Patrick Guillemin: Leading ICT Standards Development Organizations Launch oneM2M



David Cox:“Artefacture” – Molly Hankwitz interviewed about the New Aesthetic

"Cameras, processors and sensors are built in everywhere these days so they are getting response and he talks about machines actively melding with the city, which is ‘sentience’ an idea which starts to frame urban space in a wireless and augmented world at the point of the interface where the body ends and machine begins. Ubiquitous sensing “makes contact” thus with human subjects. Read more about David Cox:“Artefacture” – Molly Hankwitz interviewed about the New Aesthetic



The Open Session on Ethics in IoT during the IoT Week

This Open Session on ethics in IoT during the IoT Week, Monday, June 18 2012, Venice, looked at ethics as a real building block and potential 'usp' that will make actual everyday practices, services and implementation also really better.  The Open Session had three sections. The first was organized by Ângela Guimarães Pereira & Paula Curvelo, of the JRC - IPSC and aimed to raise awareness about the ethics of IoT. Read more about The Open Session on Ethics in IoT during the IoT Week



Treffyn Koreshoff - Internet of things

Treffyn Koreshoff - Internet of things (video): "If the internet was a person, it would be too young to drive. What's next in the evolution of "the internet of things"?". RvK was recently interviewed for IDigi explaining that the Internet of Things is inherent to the world of the younger generation, because young people collect, utilize and share data everyday without thinking about it. “We can no longer look at young people and teenagers like they are the young people from 100 years ago. Most 14 and 15 year olds collect more data on a daily basis than politicians.” Read more about Treffyn Koreshoff - Internet of things



IERC news: Core IoT Challenges outlined by main EU IoT thoughtleader Gérald Santucci

  • i) how to improve efficiency and increase people’s quality of life by exploiting data gathered from a globespanning sensor network of heterogeneous elements capable of monitoring objects as macroscopic as climate change and as microscopic as the life-cycle of product packaging,
  • ii) how to power the IoT devices from sources like the sun,


ETSI events: 'Internet of Things CoAP Week

ETSI Plugtests and the IPSO Alliance are pleased to invite you to participate in the 'Internet of Things CoAP Week', taking place from 27 th  -30 th  November 2012 in Sophia Antipolis, France. The week will include the 2nd Plugtests interoperability event as well as the 1st IoT CoAP Workshop. The Plugtests event will run from 28th to 30th November. Similar to the first event, conformance and interoperability test scenarios based on the IETF CoRE standards for M2M will be proposed to participants. Read more about ETSI events: 'Internet of Things CoAP Week



Caroline Gabriel: Cloud will unleash M2M potential at last, says report

"The machine-to-machine market is poised for the biggest transformation in its 10-year history, as it starts to harness cloud technologies and evolve global standards. In the next three years, the M2M space will shift from vertically focused and often incompatible solutions to platforms and standards that can be used across many sectors. Read more about Caroline Gabriel: Cloud will unleash M2M potential at last, says report



Florian Michahelles: [IoT 2012] IoT Challenge Competition, IEEE indexed, Cash Prize

"IoT Challenge" Competition is a seperate session of IoT 2012 conference. You're welcome to submit to this session. The “IoT Challenge” offers a platform to graduate students, PhD students, researchers and developers working in all areas of Internet of Things to share and showcase their recent highly innovative research and practical solutions to real-world problems. Read more about Florian Michahelles: [IoT 2012] IoT Challenge Competition, IEEE indexed, Cash Prize



Registration Discount for Council Relations to Attend Forum Europe IoT 2012

The Internet of Things, the principle of connected devices and objects that are uniquely identifiable, is increasingly becoming a reality, with related technologies rapidly finding their way into everyday life. In order to achieve a single market for IoT and maximize the advantages that a safe and advanced IoT would bring, policymakers, citizens and industry need to continue to collaborate together. Read more about Registration Discount for Council Relations to Attend Forum Europe IoT 2012



Claire Swedberg: Michelin Uses RFID to Track Tire Pressure and Tread for London Bus Company

Tire manufacturer Michelin is "supplying an RFID-enabled version of its X InCity tires to some of London's buses, with a goal of making it simpler for bus-fleet managers to monitor tire pressure, and thereby improve safety and efficiency. Some of these RFID-enabled tires are currently being utilized by bus-service provider Stagecoach London, and are expected to be in service during the 2012 Olympic Games, to be held from July 27 to Aug. 12." Read more about Claire Swedberg: Michelin Uses RFID to Track Tire Pressure and Tread for London Bus Company



Ben van Lier: Machine2machine communication opens doors to new innovations

Ben van Lier: "An increasing diversity in ‘machines’ in our society is independently able to communicate with other machines via wireless connections and the internet, among other things, and to exchange and share information about for example location, time, temperature or speed. Machine2machine communication offers an increasing number of more innovative possibilities which will significantly change our daily life and work in the coming years." Read more about Ben van Lier: Machine2machine communication opens doors to new innovations



Anita Bunk: New Job Profiles for the Internet of Things?

When you google »Internet of Things« (IoT), you receive lots of statistics about market potentials, the number of connected devices, or the amount of data. Also, there are many stories on how we can benefit from IoT in different aspects of our lives: mobility, energy, health, industry, etc. However, only after a few months I came across a research body assessing a central human and socio-economic perspective – key skills needed in IoT. Read more about Anita Bunk: New Job Profiles for the Internet of Things?



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