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.

GS1 Sweden and .SE advances the Internet of Things

"Together, GS1 Sweden and .SE takes an important step in the development of the Internet of Things. Jointly, they will develop an Object Naming Service (ONS), which opens up to the possibilities of connecting products to the net, and eventually get all physical objects online – an Internet of Things.

Mobiles connect things via barcodes

The current generation mobile phones can decode product barcodes with ease. In this way mobile phones are becoming a medium to connect everyday objects and provide an ‘Internet of Things' environment. This technology can be used to personalize and extend the package of products and enables consumers to choose those products that are in line with their personal values and preferences, such as good health, respect for the environment and ethical choices.

The Mobile City event 2010: Designing the Hybrid City – Shanghai August 16-17

This summer in Shanghai, The Mobile City and Virtueel Platform organize ‘Designing the Hybrid City’, an event that takes place in the Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai. The event is part of a cluster of events called Adaptation: Designing the Future City that is organized in the context of the World Expo 2010. Read more about The Mobile City event 2010: Designing the Hybrid City – Shanghai August 16-17

Workshop on RFID and other kind of spimes

RFID is part of the ecology of IPV6, barcodes and all kinds of wireless which make up the linking up of people, things and the environment. If we look at it from our analogue point of view and in our current economic and democratic systems of fear, crisis and control it does not show great promise for more balance, more joy or more happiness. However, if we are able to look beyond ourselves, the real profit may lie in getting to know ourselves and our friends and enemies better and being able to live up fully to our potential if everything becomes a bit more transparent.

European Parliament officially endorses the development of the Internet of Things

"In a resolution adopted Tuesday, the European Parliament officially endorsed the development of the Internet of Things. This resolution frankly encourages the development of an Internet of Things in the European Union. It even calls on the European IoT Commission to "secure co-financing for the implementation of these technologies" and "continue funding pilot projects."" (read further)
Council gave input for this resolution by providing feedback to rapporteur Lena Kolarska Bobinska, resulting in many amendments to the initial draft. Read more about European Parliament officially endorses the development of the Internet of Things

IWSOS 2011 is dedicated to self-organization in networks and networked systems.

The concept of self-organization is becoming increasingly  popular in various branches of technology. A self-organizing system  may be characterized by global, coordinated activity arising  spontaneously from local interactions between the system's components.


Satellite/Border/Footprint is a three-day workshop with Lisa Parks (Santa Barbara, US) at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, organized by Hartware MedienKunstVerein in the frame of GrenzGebietRuhr.The workshop aims to discover and unveil the non-static and invisible border lines in a productive and critical manner.

Book: Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP

"Mobile telecommunications giant Ericsson predicts that 50 billion devices will be wirelessly connected in 2020. Leading computer networking company Cisco sees that the next generation of the Internet will connect 1000 times as many devices as the current Internet.

project trapped is an idea of the internet of things created in the most private place - my home

Early results from IOT2010 in Brussels

A full report of the Conference is forthcoming. The Twitter code was iotconf. Pictures by Pierre Metivier are on Flickr.  Usman Haque announced that Current Cost's new 'Bridge' device will use Pachube Enterprise for its backend data management.

EU Clusterbook on Internet of Things 2009

Peter FRIESS:  "As you are probably aware the European Commission will soon fund several new Research projects and Support actions which will exclusively deal with the Internet of Things and bring further potential to our Cluster.

Going Live Fall 2010: IoT Cities Games and IBM: City One

"Think you know what it takes to make the energy systems that serve a city more efficient? Given the opportunity, could you make the city’s water cleaner and more plentiful, its banks more robust and customer-centric and its retail stores more innovative?"


"Distributed sensors and sensor networks deliver huge amounts of real-world data - but how can we make effective use of these data?

News from Tinker: Looking for Homes

Former! has expanded to 2 separate businesses: Tinker London which will cover design and innovation services as well as consultancy and education and which is based in Italy and will deal with Arduino related product development and distribution.


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