Ajit Jaokar: Creating an open methodology for Internet of Things (IoT) Analytics: Data science for Internet of Things

We often encounter this problem in my teaching Data Science for Internet of Things:

There does not exist a specific methodology to solve Data Science for IoT  (IoT Analytics) problems.
This leads to some initial questions:

  • Should there be a distinct methodology to solve Data Science problems for IoT?
  • Are IoT problems for Data Science unique enough to warrant a specific approach?
  • What existing methodologies should we draw upon?

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Tan Wee Kwang: Smart city pilots: Korea and Singapore in focus

According to Gartner, an estimated 1.1 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2015, rising to 9.7 billion by 2020. With the promise of improving public services, boosting economies and increasing sustainability, many governments across the world are embracing the concept of the smart city. At IoT Asia 2015, several speakers shared their perspectives on smart cities at the Pan-Asian Smart City Forum.

Élodie Attié: I'm a PhD student and I would really need support for my thesis on the use of the IoT.

I'm a PhD student and I would really need support for my thesis on the use of the IoT. I would be so grateful if you could answer to my survey before January 22 and if you could diffuse it to a maximum of people around you. I still need 424 more respondents who have a smart connected object they can connect to their smartphone.

Thank you in advance for your help and support of research on the IoT.

You can leave your email at the end of the survey if you want the results and conclusions. It will be send in February.

Benjamin Preston: Insurers Brace for the Self-Driving Future and Fewer Accidents

As autonomous driving technology advances, perhaps the most notable benefit is the promise of a striking reduction in accidents.

But fewer accidents will, according to a recent report, turn the entire auto insurance industry on its head.

“We think that over the next 20 to 25 years, the number of accidents will fall by 80 percent,” said Jerry Albright, principal of actuarial and insurance risk practice at KPMG, the consulting firm that released the report. “From a consumer perspective, this is a very good thing. You’ll see improved safety, fewer deaths.”

Simon Carlile: Ubiquitous Computing a.k.a. "The Internet of Things"

In The Fabric of Tomorrow, I spoke briefly about Mark Weiser’s influential article in Scientific America where he coined the term “ubiquitous computing,” now often referred to as the "Internet of Things" (Kevin Ashton, 1999).  As with many great ideas, this has a long and illustrious lineage and indeed has continued to evolve. A complete timeline spanning 1950 to the 1970s can be viewed here: The Internet of Things History.

Perry Simpson: CES Forecasts an Internet of Things Boom in 2016

The annual tech conference is filled with connected hardware of every ilk, heralding the Age of the Internet of Things.

Use cases for the Internet of Things phenomenon have been slow to market in many areas. Since the advent of wearables, marketers have rallied behind the Internet of Things hype in anticipation of what this marriage between digital connectivity and physical hardware could bring to the world of commerce.

Sergey Zhdanov: Bio-based sensors for IoT

From biology we know that many living beings "feel" the approach of emergency situations of natural origin and man-made is sharper and much earlier than people and sensors on existing systems. Let's call these IoT – flying and moving. These properties of such IoT, which Two steps – first the sensors of different physical nature and method of synchronization. Second sensors of different physical nature, but specially selected IoT, which are more sensitive to these signals the precursors.

BLAST THEORY PRESENTS: APPS FOR ART AND ARTISTS

Join us in March for a two-day workshop demystifying the process of app creation; giving a comprehensive overview of mobile technology and how it may be used in your projects without assuming any prior knowledge of software development or design.

In the first workshop you will learn about processes, platforms available and how to communicate ideas to developers. The second workshop will give specific development advice for individual projects you bring.

Jacob Kastrenakes: Microsoft shows how the Internet of Things can actually be interesting

For how excited everyone at CES is about the Internet of Things, most examples of it have tended to be pretty boring. They're dry suggestions of how you might start up music, play with your refrigerator, or hook up some weather sensor — all key parts of the smart home, but not something you'd necessarily get excited about. But Microsoft is doing things differently. In a bright spot in the middle of Samsung's Internet of Things keynote this morning, Microsoft's Bryan Roper came out to demo how Windows is integrating with smart home platforms to present data about your home.

Ciara O'Brien: CES reveals role of internet of things in daily life

The internet of things (IoT) needs an open platform to flourish, Samsung’s Dr WP Hong told Consumer Electronics Show (CES) attendees, as he laid out the Korean firm’s plans for the future. “With all the hype surrounding IoT, it’s time for a reality check,” he said. “The age of IoT has begun.”

The company’s IoT strategy is to promote openness, interoperability and cross-industry collaborations, three pillars it sees as fundamental to underpinning the connected world.

Nihal Kashinath
: IoTBLR is now the largest IoT-focused meetup community in the world!

As a very promising start to 2016, we are thrilled to announce that IoTBLR is now the largest IoT-focused meetup community in the world!

We are really grateful for the incredible support from you all, our amazing community of IoT developers, entrepreneurs, working professionals, students, researchers, investors and hobbyists, who helped us reach this position by actively participating in various events, workshops, hackathons and projects that we have regularly hosted.

Steve Ranger: Researchers investigate the ethics of the Internet of Things

Researchers at nine UK universities will work together over the next three years on a £23m ($33.5m) project to explore the privacy, ethics, and security of the Internet of Things.

The project is part of 'IoTUK', a three-year, £40m government programme to boost the adoption of IoT technologies and services by business and the public sector.

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