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.

Registration Discount for Council Relations to Attend Forum Europe IoT 2012

The Internet of Things, the principle of connected devices and objects that are uniquely identifiable, is increasingly becoming a reality, with related technologies rapidly finding their way into everyday life. In order to achieve a single market for IoT and maximize the advantages that a safe and advanced IoT would bring, policymakers, citizens and industry need to continue to collaborate together. Read more about Registration Discount for Council Relations to Attend Forum Europe IoT 2012



Claire Swedberg: Michelin Uses RFID to Track Tire Pressure and Tread for London Bus Company

Tire manufacturer Michelin is "supplying an RFID-enabled version of its X InCity tires to some of London's buses, with a goal of making it simpler for bus-fleet managers to monitor tire pressure, and thereby improve safety and efficiency. Some of these RFID-enabled tires are currently being utilized by bus-service provider Stagecoach London, and are expected to be in service during the 2012 Olympic Games, to be held from July 27 to Aug. 12." Read more about Claire Swedberg: Michelin Uses RFID to Track Tire Pressure and Tread for London Bus Company



Ben van Lier: Machine2machine communication opens doors to new innovations

Ben van Lier: "An increasing diversity in ‘machines’ in our society is independently able to communicate with other machines via wireless connections and the internet, among other things, and to exchange and share information about for example location, time, temperature or speed. Machine2machine communication offers an increasing number of more innovative possibilities which will significantly change our daily life and work in the coming years." Read more about Ben van Lier: Machine2machine communication opens doors to new innovations



Anita Bunk: New Job Profiles for the Internet of Things?

When you google »Internet of Things« (IoT), you receive lots of statistics about market potentials, the number of connected devices, or the amount of data. Also, there are many stories on how we can benefit from IoT in different aspects of our lives: mobility, energy, health, industry, etc. However, only after a few months I came across a research body assessing a central human and socio-economic perspective – key skills needed in IoT. Read more about Anita Bunk: New Job Profiles for the Internet of Things?



Smart Citizen is a platform to empower participatory processes of people in cities.

The Smart City concept is still under development, sometimes concentrated in infrastructures for the optimization of resources in cities, and to manage them from a control room driven by city hall experts; other times focused on the high-tech solutions for traffic control or public lighting; and other times focused on energy savings and distributed production. Read more about Smart Citizen is a platform to empower participatory processes of people in cities.



NXP: development platform for the Internet of Things (JenNet-IP evaluation kit)

The JenNet-IP evaluation kit includes "four wireless sensor nodes; four plug-in “shields”; two high-power modules; two high-power USB dongles; a router; a remote control; and a software development kit. Based on th IEEE 802.15.4 standard, JenNet-IP software comprises the self-healing JenNet tree networking stack; the IETF 6LoWPAN IP layer;" Read more about NXP: development platform for the Internet of Things (JenNet-IP evaluation kit)



James Taylor: Decision Management and the Internet of Things

"There is a clear link to Decision Management and to Decision Management Systems in the Internet of Things. First there is the fact that one of the main drivers for companies to build Decision Management Systems is a move to real time. Once a real-time response is required it is almost always impractical to have a person determine the appropriate response. This means a system must make a decision." Read more about James Taylor: Decision Management and the Internet of Things



RvK: Short report on IoT Forum Working Group Societal

The Internet of Things is a horizontal operation that will influence and change society like the book and the web has done. The difference is that this time many stakeholders are involved in shaping it: traditional policymakers and innovators, big industry and startup SME, philosophers and designers and an evergrowing group of individual actors with web and cheap hardware tools. Read more about RvK: Short report on IoT Forum Working Group Societal



Call for Papers IIKI2012, (IoT2012) in Wuxi, China on October 24-26, 2012.

Call for Papers IIKI2012, (IoT2012) in Wuxi, China on October 24-26, 2012: "With the recent advances and falling cost of RFID, sensor networks, NFC, and other relevant technologies, the Internet of Things comes to our view, and will be applied in our daily life and business process management. The wonderful living of humans and high efficiency of business relies mostly Read more about Call for Papers IIKI2012, (IoT2012) in Wuxi, China on October 24-26, 2012.



Sam Hornsby: The Internet of Things: The Robopocalypse starts with your toothbrush

Sam Hornsby:  "The Internet of Things takes various names (Ubiqutous Technology, Ambient Technology, Sensor Network…the list goes on) and can be a fuzzy and philosophical idea there’s no doubt (‘The Internet of Things’ as a moniker seems to stick since it references two ideas people know and can grasp – the Internet, and things). Read more about Sam Hornsby: The Internet of Things: The Robopocalypse starts with your toothbrush



Saroj Kar : What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Today’s Culture?

"A new startup, Evrythng, is exploring unique online profiles for products and other objects to make them part of the Web, so that every physical thing can be digitally connected. “We’re looking to solve a problem that manufacturers didn’t think there was a solution to. How do I get closer to my customers when I don’t know who most of them are?” says Andy Hobsbawm, Evrythng’s co-founder and chief marketing officer." Read more about Saroj Kar : What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Today’s Culture?



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



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