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.

Mickey McManus: The Internet of Things, isn't about things.

Source: "Beyond the basic technical plumbing of the Internet of Things, the real value will come from all this computing finally being framed in the context of our lives, over the arrow of time. If I check my blood pressure in the kitchen it probably means something very different than if I check it in the emergency room. Ultimately this isn't about things at all it's about people. A world saturated with computing and connectivity must also be saturated with good design or people won't be able to tolerate the complexity. Read more about Mickey McManus: The Internet of Things, isn't about things.



Chris Rezendes: Comments after the Cisco Steering Committee Meeting

Here is what I took away from my time in San Jose last week:  A growing number of IoT developers and deployers are focusing on economic stability as a core outcome of their efforts; emphasizing the intelligent application of pragmatic standards; and looking to a future where $14.4 trillion in forecasted value creation will prove to be far too conservative. Those focusing on IoT solutions outcomes that drive economic stability know that they will generate much, much more value... Read more about Chris Rezendes: Comments after the Cisco Steering Committee Meeting



Conclusions of the Internet of Things public consultation

The European Commission published the results of the public consultation on the Internet of Things and the output from the work of the group of experts on the Internet of Things. The conclusions will help to define the future policy on the Internet of Things. The public consultation was held between April and July 2012 (see IP/12/360). 600 people, associations and various groups from academics and civil society, as well industry players responded to the consultation. Through the public consultation, the Commission sought views on an a policy approach... Read more about Conclusions of the Internet of Things public consultation



Shraddha Shirgaonkar on ConnectM

 

Can you tell us a little about your background?

ConnectM is a unique, pure-play Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Technology Solutions and Services Company, with over 70,000 assets connected to its platform across different verticals. ConnectM has delivered M2M solutions to more than 40 customers. ConnectM has a robust and proven M2M platform and ready vertical applications which can be leveraged by customers to connect their assets/machines.


Michael J Koster: Open Source highlights and takeaways from the Internet of Things World Forum Steering Committee meeting

Cisco and the other organizers took a lot of care to create a very open and inclusive event for everyone to participate as peers. I felt well received as an independent developer and was able to contribute a lot to the event. There were presentations and panels including Cisco and people from other organizations... Read more about Michael J Koster: Open Source highlights and takeaways from the Internet of Things World Forum Steering Committee meeting



Ben van Lier: Smart shoes and mobile healthcare

When I go jogging on a Sunday morning, I am seeing increasing numbers of runners with devices attached to their arm. Often it’s an iPod connected to sensors in their shoes, the sensors registering the amount of time the shoe is in contact with the ground. The information derived from this is then combined with an individual training schedule. A virtual coach will then indicate how the performance compares against the personal training schedule. Read more about Ben van Lier: Smart shoes and mobile healthcare



Rob van Kranenburg: The Internet of Things World Forum Steering Committee

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The Internet of Things World Forum Steering Committee event was held on February 20-21, at Cisco’s campus in San Jose, California.  I could only attend one day, due to other engagements, but I don not regret traveling basically two full days in order to be there.

 


Sebastian Lange: The IoT-A project is proud to present to you the IoT-A Movie “The Internet of Things Architecture”

The IoT-A project is proud to present to you the IoT-A Movie “The Internet of Things Architecture” (youtube). The IoT-A movie introduces you to the spectacular story of how the Internet of Things could benefit people and society in the future and how the European Lighthouse Project on the Internet of Things will "make things talk". Read more about Sebastian Lange: The IoT-A project is proud to present to you the IoT-A Movie “The Internet of Things Architecture”



Richard Wilson: Hauser gives Cambridge lecture on 'internet of things'

“The other big change will be how we interface with technology. We have been using our hands for too long and while voice activation has made great advances it is using our eyes, gaze and facial movements to control the real and virtual worlds around us that I believe is one of the most exciting opportunities,” said Hauser.

Hauser also believes that advanced parallel processing techniques... Read more about Richard Wilson: Hauser gives Cambridge lecture on 'internet of things'



The 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe Report

The conference explored the co-existence of real and virtual worlds in everyday life within areas such as consumer electronics, health, transport and retail. It was attended by approximately 150 delegates from more than 20 countries across Europe and the rest of the world. Read more about The 4th Annual Internet of Things Europe Report



Joe McKendrick: Work begins to standardize 'internet-of-things' protocol

Source: "The protocol, "MQ [Messaging Queue] Telemetry Transport," or MQTT, is described on the MQTT.org site as a "machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things connectivity protocol." The protocol, designed as an "extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport," is intended to facilitate "connections with remote locations... Read more about Joe McKendrick: Work begins to standardize 'internet-of-things' protocol



Chris Rezendes: Changes to come with Internet of Things

Source: "By 2025, the Internet of Things (IOT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) will join higher education, medicine, defense and IT as one of the five most important industries in Massachusetts. That fact will be supported by revenue, profit and employment. This idea will be supported by global-leadership in the application of IoT and M2M technologies that will exemplify a ‘new exceptionalism’ in Massachusetts, the U.S., and the world. Read more about Chris Rezendes: Changes to come with Internet of Things



Special Issue on Interaction in Augmented Smart Environments, Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 19: Digitally augmented environments facilitate accessing additional layers of virtual information and services, which are conceptually linked to real references (objects, spaces, people, interfaces, sensors, etc.). In order to interface with these invisible layers, novel interaction models are being developed. Following the usability paradigm ‘easy to learn,easy to use,’ Read more about Special Issue on Interaction in Augmented Smart Environments, Call for Papers



Alex Bassi: Internet of Things: from 'owning' objects to 'using' objects

Source: (IoT-A Newsletter 4): "Internet revolutionized the "old style" business models. IoT can bring a similar revolution. Full traceability of goods can be the key of "IoT-enabled" business models. While so far the accent was mainly put on privacy concerns, we can look this issue from a different point of view. Given that security issues and privacy is respected, having full traceability Read more about Alex Bassi: Internet of Things: from 'owning' objects to 'using' objects



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