Samantha Murphy Kelly: What the Verizon-AOL deal means for the Internet of Things

When Verizon announced on Tuesday it will buy AOL for $4.4 billion, the company's statement emphasized its plans to insert itself into every single part of your home beyond the TV: the refrigerator, the washing machine, even the wearable on your wrist.

Verizon touted its Internet of Things ambitions prominently in the press release, right there in the second paragraph.

Jonathan Carter: We announced the initiative to make an iBeacon and IoT living Laboratory in Amsterdam

We announced the initiative to make an iBeacon and IoT living Laboratory in Amsterdam earlier this year;  backed by the City of Amsterdam, Glimworm Beacons, KPN, Yenlo, Umbrelium (Thingful), Sensemake.rs and many others and it is soon to become a reality.

We opened an application period for sponsor applications this week (both financial and in kind) , partners and we want to have it live before the SAIL 2015 event in August.

If anyone is interested in joining , contributing, partnering, researching or anything else please let me know.

CFP: 9th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

CFP: 9th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems

The deadline for abstract submission to SASO 2015 has been extended to May 15th.

Authors are asked to submit a short abstract as an indication of their intention to submit a full paper by the deadline above. Full papers are due on May 22nd  - there will be  no extensions to this deadline. However, full papers can still be submitted without abstracts.

Boston Massachusetts; 21-25 September 2015


UbiComp '15 workshop: New frontiers of Quantified Self: finding new ways for engaging users in collecting and using personal data

Quantified Self (QS), also known as Personal Informatics (PI), is a school of thought that aims to use technology for acquiring and collecting data on different aspects of the daily lives of people. These data can be internal states (e.g. mood or glucose level in the blood), or indicators of performance (e.g. the kilometers run), or behaviors and work habits (e.g. sleep or level of distraction). The purpose of collecting these data is the gaining of self-knowledge or some kind of change (behavioral, psychological, etc.).

Meet IoT: Comparison between IoT-A and ETSI M2M

The exponential growth on IoT technologies interest drove the attention on the lack of a "common ground" between different IoT domains and technologies. Therefore, it's not surprising that a large number of groups, including formal standardisation bodies and industrial associations, started working on defining a reference model (or architecture, depending on the definitions), that should be used by system architects to develop interoperable applications and services.

Kurt Wimmer, Yaron Dori, Lindsay Tobdsager: Scaling data security and privacy for an exploding Internet of Things

The Internet of Things—the massive networks of devices, sensors and other objects that connect and transmit information between each other and through the Internet—is poised to reshape how we think about the world, including our healthcare, transportation, energy consumption, shopping habits and homes. By 2017, research firm IDC expects the Internet of Things market to reach $7.3 trillion. And analysts predict that by 2020, there could be anywhere between 25 billion to 75 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things.

Yuliy Ruzin: IglooControl allows you to manage temperature in every room

IglooControl allows you to manage temperature in every room of a house separately without a need for expensive changes, messy remodeling and frustrating setup.

The system includes a control box, wireless dampers and temperature sensors. You can easily install the dampers into heating/cooling vents and place the sensors, using a 3M double-side tape,  in every zone you want to control.

CFP: Smart Objects 2015

Internet of Things, Smart-cities and Fog computing are representative examples of modern ICT paradigms that aim to describe a dynamic and global cooperative infrastructure built upon objects intelligence and self-configuring capabilities; these connected objects are finding their way into vehicles (smart-cars), urban areas (smart-cities) and infrastructure (smart-grid).

Joe McKendrick: In Search Of The True Value In The Internet Of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of those galactic terms that seems almost too overwhelming to contemplate. It is estimated that within the next five years, there will be more than 25 billion devices, sensors and chips handling upwards of 50 trillion gigabytes of data. It’s the same as hearing that the global economy equals $87 trillion. It’s nice information to know, but it doesn’t provide the tools and insights needed to get started. Where does one even begin to capitalize on such a growing monstrosity as the IoT? Where can you begin to see value?

George Hoffman: Putting a Stylish Face on RFID Tags

May 10, 2015—The apparel industry is embracing radio frequency identification with perhaps more ardor than any other sector. Its nearly endless host of stock-keeping units (SKUs), combined with rapid item turnover at the retail level, make apparel inventories notoriously difficult to manage. RFID offers a solution, but one that traditionally involved some undesirable tradeoffs in terms of tagging costs, minimum order requirements and unattractive additional Electronic Product Code (EPC) item tags.

But that is now changing.

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