Source: “Internet of Things technologies are already all around us and with a market that is expected to reach a value of more than $ 14.4 trillion over the next decade with 50 billion connected devices by 2020, the question is whether ad hoc regulations are necessary to govern the Internet of Things sector. The current rules applicable to wearable technologies, smart cities, smart home devices, eHealth technologies have not been drafted having in mind Internet of Things platforms. The consequence of that is that lawyers and regulators
RIOT2015. The Internet, network of networks, over the years, provided the core backbone for connectivity. The Internet has been a revolutionary technology to an extent that any devices “things” can be connected and be accessible and controlled from any corners of the world. This has given rise to the (IoT). The mission is to enable communication, and computation enabled devices on different networks to be able talk to each other using a common protocol.
Source: "Along with the promise and growth of open data sets is the possibility for an increasingly informed and engaged public.  While there has been increased use of charts and mapping as well as video and motion graphics for storytelling, the authoring process for the latter can be laborious and time consuming; with end products that generally lack responsiveness to real time data- driven updates.
Symposium on Enabling an Intelligent Planet via Informatics and Cybernetics (IPIC 2015),, being organized in the context of The 6th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2015, to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA, on March 10 - 13, 2015. The submissions deadline is November 20, 2014. Other deadlines are listed at the Symposium web site. Deadlines for collocated events are listed at the General CFP posted here. Submissions for face-to-face
Balaclava, 14 October 2014. The internet of things is here to stay. Ever more devices are connected to the internet and are able to communicate with each other, sometimes without the user being aware such communications take place. These devices can make our lives much easier. For example in healthcare, transportation and energy the connected devices can change the way we do things. The internet of things however, can also reveal intimate details
Source: “It was just last month that IBM’s plans for an “Internet of things” architecture that would feature Bitcoin blockchain technology were revealed. IBM’s planned project, called Adept, utilizes three distinct technologies including the blockchain, TeleHash, and BitTorrent. IBM’s head of mobile and internet Paul Brody is the “VP of the Internet of Things” and is in charge of the project. In a recent talk with Gigaom at their Structure Connect event in San Francisco,
Source: “I have had a front row seat as companies have struggled to enter the emerging world of the Internet of Things — first, 10 years ago as a vice president at Ambient Devices, an MIT Media Lab spinoff that was a pioneer in commercializing IoT devices, and then as a consultant.
One of the biggest obstacles is that traditional functional departments often can’t meet the needs of IoT business models and have to evolve. Here are some of the challenges that I’ve observed:
Source: “In early September at the Supermobility/CTIA conferences, I moderated a discussion about the future for the Internet of Things (IoT). The women in technology panel focused on multiple layers of the IOT world. With the world being constantly plugged into different devices, we're becoming super connected to everything, changing the consumer and business landscape. Our discussions covered what some top companies are developing as best practices in IOT -- from infrastructure and R&D to market strategy and successes or failures within each structure.
Source: "Industry experts estimate that every car will be connected in some way by 2025, and the market for connected vehicle technology will reach $54 billion by 2017. With tremendous opportunity for automotive innovation, the industry is calling on developers to get involved. This whitepaper, produced by the Application Developers Alliance Emerging Technologies Working Group, convenes the largest influencers in the automotive space to explore:
The current state and future of in-vehicle development.
Source: “What a difference local ownership makes. Under a forward-thinking 1963 law, North Dakota does not allow chains to operate pharmacies. Instead of Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies, North Dakotans go to 171 independent and locally owned pharmacies across the state for their prescriptions. That may soon change though: Walmart is bankrolling — to the tune of $2.7 million — a campaign to pass a ballot measure on November 4th that would overturn the law.
Source: “You are invited to submit original research and review articles to the special issue on "Enabling Technologies and Smart Services for the Internet of Things" of the International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks. The aim of this special issue is mainly focused on technological, architectural, and practical innovations in the field of low-cost wireless technologies enabling the Internet of Things (IoT).
Source: “Internet of Things devices are about to hit the enterprise in a big way, and IT may be ill-prepared to handle the thousands of "things" soon to flood corporate networks. IT pros can expect the number of connected devices to increase by seven to 10 times by 2020, which will in turn cause network traffic to grow by three to five times over current levels, said Jack Gold, analyst and principal at J. Gold Associates in Northborough, Mass., during a session here at the M-Enterprise conference.
Source: “If you want to announce something publicly to the world, Twitter is usually the quickest, easiest and cheapest way to do it. Whether you're an individual or a company, posting a Twitter update ensures that anybody with any interest in what you're doing will have instant access to that information. However, it is no longer just individuals and companies that are using Twitter to broadcast what they are doing – machines are doing it too, and thanks to the public nature of tweets, this information can be used to drive a whole new range of 'internet of things' applications.
‘The love of repetition is in truth the only happy love’, Constantine Constantius argues in his attempt to re-live a love affair, always already lost. In this playful account of repetition, written in 1843, Søren Kierkegaard proposes that life itself is a repetition. Across visual arts, music, contemporary performance, dance practices, craft, and writing, repetition can be seen as a strategy to connect the formal properties of a work to thematic concerns about originality
The workshop will bring together experts in the field of Internet of Things, innovation, Startup and SME support from business, European Commission and Government, to discuss the opportunities arising when IoT development of technologies and services are taken up by Startups and SMEs. Innovation and growth in Europe is largely driven by Start ups and SMEs, and the upcoming market of IoT is right in the heart of new business opportunities.
During the workshop participants will hear from the responsible officials