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.

Cambridge News: How Waste Metrics founder Antony Quinn is connecting to Internet of Things to cut food waste

Source: "Entrepreneur and founder of new venture Waste Metrics, Antony Quinn, is on a crusade to stop us wasting so much food.
The Waste Resources and Action Programme (WRAP) says we leave 180,000 tonnes of food on our plates in eateries every year – which is like chucking £250 million straight in the BIN. Plus all the money it costs to buy it, prepare it and then get rid of it. Scandalous. Antony, who has a background in economics, software, genetics and design, explains:

Ryan Tomme: The Top 10 IT Trends for 2015: Gartner

Source: „IoT will require organizations to determine how to better manage operations and products more effectively, Gartner claims. Gartner says new mobile devices, wearables, and smart TV screens and displays means businesses will have to pay better attention to customer experience in order to deliver value regardless of which device consumers choose to interact with. Gartner says clouds applications must be designed specifically for business use.
Gartner says computing systems will be able to provide context to queries based on pre-determined data, which should help to speed up processes.

Danielle Walker: Preparing for the Internet of Things

Source: „Another day, another technological phenomenon that has security practitioners at organizations rushing to get prepared. The Internet of Things poses the most recent and upcoming challenges for enterprises, seeing as nearly everything being produced has some sort of sensor attached to it – and where there's a sensor, there's a potential vector of attack. Just when we thought there was too much data floating around nowadays, it's nothing compared to the amount that will be produced by the Internet of Things. In this video, John McCormack, CEO at Websense, sits with SC Magazine Senior Reporter Danielle Walker,

Yuka Ikematsu: In Silicon Valley, Asian startups put the 'things' in the Internet of Things

Source: „Home to such Internet giants as Google and Yahoo, Silicon Valley has long been known as the world's tech hub. But a new breed of entrepreneurs are cropping up among its denizens: manufacturers developing cutting-edge products that exploit advanced online connectivity. The Internet of Things, as such technology has been collectively dubbed, provides a way to collect and analyze massive amounts of data on people and machines and, it is hoped, spur further innovation in everything from health care to manufacturing.

Internet of Things: Enabling the connection of citizens and regions of Europe

A report will follow soon. This session is on October 9. It is fully booked with over 350 participants.
Organisers: DG CONNECT
 Venue: European Commission, Centre Borschette, Room 0A
Speakers and chair(s): Ms. Bria Francesca , Mr. van Kranenburg Rob (Chair), Mr. Barnaghi Payam , Mr. Sinitsyn Alexander, Mr. Presser Mirko
By 2050, it is expected that more than 70% of the world population will be living in cities and their suburbs. It will be therefore essential to rethink the infrastructures of our cities.

Olaf Weinmann: Your feedback: Eclipse IoT open source standardization project

Source: "Many technologies are available today that allow for the interconnection of devices, the management of systems of devices, and consequently the realization of solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT). However, most of the software components related to the IoT are industry-specific implementations that provide individual abstraction layers for specific groups of devices. Because of the different approaches, there is often no interoperability between the mentioned components. This in particular leads to a variety of disparate implementations Read more about Olaf Weinmann: Your feedback: Eclipse IoT open source standardization project

RE.WORK: Now You Can Tattoo Your Wearable Directly onto Your Skin

Sophie Curtis: „Joshua Windmiller, CEO of Electrozyme, is an internationally-recognized expert in printed biosensor technology. Electrozyme has developed a printed electrochemical sensor platform that enables the analysis of the chemical constituents of a wearer’s perspiration in a real-time, non-invasive fashion. We had a quick Q&A with Joshua about the opportunities and challenges of implementing Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact business and society?

CABA Launches “Connected Consumer Roadmap: Driven by the Internet of Things” Research Study

Source: „The Continental Automated Buildings Association, with support from its Connected Home Council, is pleased to announce the launch of its new “Connected Consumer Roadmap: Driven by the Internet of Things” research project. Using a two-phased research approach, including an extensive consumer survey and in-depth industry interviews, the study will consider retail ecosystems that go beyond the connected home.
This unique landmark research study will leverage an “Internet of Things” perspective,

Pedro Ozores: Telefônica Brasil opens Internet of Things center

Source: „Telefônica/Vivo, the Brazilian subsidiary of Spanish telecom giant Telefónica, opened an R&D center geared to the development of digital technologies for the telecom industry. The main focus of the research that will be carried out is expected to be on applications related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, according to a Telefônica/Vivo statement. Other projects to be developed at the center include mobile apps and platforms for the Firefox OS,

Eric Hal Schwartz: 'Father of the Internet' Urges Security for the Internet of Things

Source: „Vint Cerf, one of the "Fathers of the Internet," came to D.C. last night to talk about the growth and future of his intellectual baby and how it is evolving into physical space with the Internet of Things. Cerf spoke in a conversation with Startup Grind's Brian Park Monday night at Google's D.C. headquarters. Cerf gets his title for co-inventing a lot of the basic structure of the Internet, especially the protocols that make email possible. Now he is focused on all kinds of big projects that Google is working on and the future of the Internet itself.

David Gewirtz: The dark side of Internet of Things, FBI and China, and other government disappointments

Source: "FBI Director James Comey has compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" — not so subtle, but prolific and reckless enough to cost US companies billions each year. Speaking on CBS' "60 Minutes," Corney implied that a number of countries are trying to break into US networks frequently, but the Chinese are at the top of the list. When asked what a typical day looked like for law enforcement concerned with cybercrime, Corney likened the problem to an "evil layer cake," — the top layer full of nation state actors, organized Read more about David Gewirtz: The dark side of Internet of Things, FBI and China, and other government disappointments

Claire Rowland: 'Designing Connected Products: UX for the consumer

Source: "The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a wealth of new possibilities for interacting with the world around us. But it is still an immature and technology-driven field, and there are many barriers to creating compelling consumer products. This book explains in simple terms what the challenges are and explores practical solutions for solving them. Drawing on the best of current design practice and academic research, Designing Connected Products provides an introduction to the technology of IoT and practical guidance on designing for diverse devices

Call for Papers: Leveraging the Internet of Things: Integration of Sensors and Cloud Computing Systems

Source: „The increasing penetration of sensing devices in various aspects of physical infrastructures is modifying the way of how Internet services and applications are both conceived and consumed. The integration of distributed sensor networks with cloud computing systems is raising the interest of both the academic and industrial communities. Developments and progress in this area pave the way to novel scenarios for internet of things (IoT) applications. Virtualization generates pools Read more about Call for Papers: Leveraging the Internet of Things: Integration of Sensors and Cloud Computing Systems

Chris Neiger : 5 Wild Internet of Things Predictions

Source: „It's hard to ignore the Internet of Things. Pundits, futurists, tech companies and everyone in between seems to be talking about it. Gartner thinks the Internet of Things, or IoT, will reach 26 billion installed units and worldwide sales of $1.9 trillion by 2020.
But what do some of the world's experts think? A Pew Research survey  conducted back in May questioned 1,600 experts on what the Internet of Things will look like in 2025.The results ranged from fascinating to terrifying. Here are some the wildest predictions from the survey:
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Rob van Kranenburg, Mohammadreza Rezvan, Saleh Azari: Report from the First Internet of Things Conference, Isfahan.

What was achieved?
- a realization that a local version of IoT is entirely feasible and doable in terms of conceptual architecture, designing the semantic layer that identitfes building blocks on a high abstract level so that objects, actions and infrastructure can be described in the same way and usecases can be build in a unified way.


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