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.

U. B. Desai: Internet of Things to fuel Indian industry change

Source, The Hindu: Outstanding Scientist and Director NSTL S. V. Rangarajan expressed his disappointment at the researchers who failed to turn up after submitting their papers to the conference. Quality research happens only when you take it up with passion, he said, which was supported by Senior General Manager of BSNL Visakhapatnam Telecom District P. Nagaraju. Read more about U. B. Desai: Internet of Things to fuel Indian industry change



Registration Discount for Council Relations to Attend PICNIC Festival 2012

PICNIC has announced the initial line up of speakers and sessions for PICNIC Festival 2012. The Festival will take place on September 17 and 18 at Amsterdam’s EYE Film Institute. The Festival will focus on the theme “new ownership: the shift from top down to bottom up”. Connected technologies are empowering people all over the world to connect and drive personal and societal change. Read more about Registration Discount for Council Relations to Attend PICNIC Festival 2012



W. David Stephenson: SmartStuff, introducing the IoT to lay audiences

SmartStuff, a new e-book, "introduces the public and executives to the “The Internet of Things,” (IoT) which promises to change every aspect of our lives in this decade, yet is unknown to most people. SmartStuff: an introduction to the Internet of Things, by data strategist and futurist W. David Stephenson, explains the second major phase of the Internet, in which the number of human users will be dwarfed by the number of cell phones, remote sensors and devices connected by the Internet. Read more about W. David Stephenson: SmartStuff, introducing the IoT to lay audiences



Krzysztof Nawratek: Holes In The Whole

This book "seeks meaning and reasons for the existence of the city. It demonstrates the urgent need to define the city not as a territory of exploitation and resource for global corporations but as a self-governed subject. Holes in The Whole seeks meaning and reasons for the existence of the city. It demonstrates the urgent need to expand the sphere of urban activity - to define the city not only as a territory of exploitation, but as space of human existence in its fullest dimension. Read more about Krzysztof Nawratek: Holes In The Whole



ITU-T Study Group 13 has approved new standards offering a definition of the Internet of Things (IoT)

According to them IoT is:

"A global infrastructure for the Information Society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on, existing and evolving, interoperable information and communication technologies.” Read more about ITU-T Study Group 13 has approved new standards offering a definition of the Internet of Things (IoT)



100% Open and TSB.The Internet of Things Showcase

100% Open has recently been collaborating with Maurizio Pilu and the Technology Strategy Board "to design and facilitate a series of workshops for 10 pilot projects for the Internet of Things Convergence Programme. In the future many more devices will be talking to each other and the Internet of Things will connect everyday objects into the internet to create a wealth of new products and services. Read more about 100% Open and TSB.The Internet of Things Showcase



Council launches Consultancy: the Internet of People, IoP

Internet of People: A combination of societal and technical developments asks for new visions. The challenges that come with them will be more challenging than the ones we had to face before. The social and economic contracts between people, businesses and governments are undergoing a fundamental change and new rules of the game and governance models are needed for the future digital societies. Read more about Council launches Consultancy: the Internet of People, IoP



RvK: The end of the 'smart city': Live from the Opening Speeches on Internet of Things China 2012, Shanghai:

Mr. Toshihiro Tamaki , from Mitsui, head of Kashiwanoha Campus City Project: "Do you want to live in a community controlled by IT? You say no, you don't want to live in a mechanized way. We want the people living in the city to lead a smart life. Ultimately it comes down to a way of living." Read more about RvK: The end of the 'smart city': Live from the Opening Speeches on Internet of Things China 2012, Shanghai:



Ed Silverstein: European Union Appears Committed to Advancing 'The Internet of Things'

Ed Silverstein: European Union Appears Committed to Advancing 'The Internet of Things: "Many industries are increasingly employing intelligent, network-connected applications. As technology and systems advance, a new level of technology will be reached -- in Scandinavia, Europe and elsewhere --which is being called the "Internet of Things" (IoT). Read more about Ed Silverstein: European Union Appears Committed to Advancing 'The Internet of Things'



Martin Pot: What are the consequences and questions for our home-environment in relation to the Internet of Things?

On December 9, 2009, the first Council-conference was held in Brussels. A wide variety of researchers, artists, IT-professionals, architects etc. gathered to discuss questions and answers concerning the Internet of Things. Part of this debate was focused on sub-themes, Read more about Martin Pot: What are the consequences and questions for our home-environment in relation to the Internet of Things?



Nikkei: ICT Leaders Predict An 'Internet Of Things'

TOKYO (Nikkei) Business leaders in the global ICT industry said Monday that the future of society will be characterized by an "Internet of things" brought forth by 4G cell phone networks. Speaking at the Global ICT Summit, Verizon Wireless U.S.A. Executive Director Humphrey Chen said this would mean cars, stores and other products and businesses becoming "smart." Read more about Nikkei: ICT Leaders Predict An 'Internet Of Things'



Eric Points: Have you scanned a QR code? Are you ready for the “Internet of Things”?

"The coming “Internet of Things” represents both opportunities and challenges for telecom service providers. The opportunities are around building intelligent and presence aware networks and moving to the world of applications. The challenge, of course, is keeping pace and relevant with the demands of innovation." Read more about Eric Points: Have you scanned a QR code? Are you ready for the “Internet of Things”?



Tenna Korsbek Andreasen: The next move within Health Innovation

Now it's time to focus more on health innovation outside the hospitals, and look toward the sphere of citizens and the resources within civil society, and to motivate a responsible growth promoting the huge potential in connecting health innovation and circular economy (sustainable production). Read more about Tenna Korsbek Andreasen: The next move within Health Innovation



Vinay Sud: White Space, Bruce Sterling, Gérald Santucci and IoT-A

The IoT is a concept that has emerged from a vision of an always connected world. Seamless connectivity between devices anywhere, anytime, in any condition is the goal behind the concept of the IoT. Pervasive computing or ubiquitous computing is an emerging trend that is gradually helping technologists worldwide to realise this vision. Read more about Vinay Sud: White Space, Bruce Sterling, Gérald Santucci and IoT-A



Antonio Jara: International Workshop on Pervasive Internet of Things and Smart Cities (PITSaC-2013)

This workshop aims at gathering researchers and developers from the fields of the Internet of Things, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Smart Cities to discuss the technologies and research challenges associated to new applications and services in Smart Livable Cities. Read more about Antonio Jara: International Workshop on Pervasive Internet of Things and Smart Cities (PITSaC-2013)



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