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.

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



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'



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