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.

Carmen López: On May 30th, the Telefonica’s Demonstration Centre in Santander hosted the second IoTSantander Meetup.

On May 30th, the Telefonica’s Demonstration Centre in Santander hosted the second IoTSantander Meetup. In few words… It was complete success! All people who had booked a seat for the informal meeting attended and could enjoy Read more about Carmen López: On May 30th, the Telefonica’s Demonstration Centre in Santander hosted the second IoTSantander Meetup.

Erin Mershon: Apple dives into 'Internet of Things'

Source: "The “Internet of Things” is about to go mainstream, with some help from Apple. On Monday, the company unveiled plans to let people use their iPhones and iPads to control an array of Internet-connected devices in their homes, from door locks to lightbulbs. In doing so, the company brought the emerging sector of “smart” appliances to a much wider base of consumers. Apple’s move could also have implications for Washington regulators

Zach Shelby: Tutorial on OMA Lightweight M2M

Source; „OMA Lightweight M2M protocol is a device management protocol developed by Open Mobile Alliance.
Technically, it is a communication protocol for use between client software on a M2M device and  server software on a M2M management and service enablement platform. The LWM2M protocol, to be used for remote management of M2M devices and related service enablement, has at least  four outstanding

Talking Plants

Source: „Plants communicate using their own language, made up of electrical signals, they send messages to other plants and to the environment. In Florence, a European research project is analyzing this electrical activity.
Stefano Mancuso, a biologist, explained why: “Plants are able to sense the gravitational field, electrical fields, chemicals gradients, etc. This huge amount of information, exchanged by plants is there, why shouldn’t we use it? We just have to find out how to decode it, and then make it intelligible."

Steve Schmidt: Internet of Things - An opportunity for Intelligent Device Manufacturers

Source: „The 'Internet of Things' is a phrase used to describe how the internet will link traditional smart devices, and a wide range of additional physical assets to allow these endpoints to generate and share data. Nearly every product will have an IP address and communication capability - not just networking and telecommunications devices Read more about Steve Schmidt: Internet of Things - An opportunity for Intelligent Device Manufacturers

Mohana Ravindranath: ‘Internet of things’ may bring own problems

Source: „The Pew Research Center recently asked nearly 12,000 people — selected Internet experts and members of the public — to predict how the network of connected devices, sensors and electronics known as the “Internet of things” might affect their lives. They raised two major concerns: first, that consumers

Mark Roberti: Recognizing Kevin Ashton's Contributions to RFID Journal

Source: „I have been remiss. Kevin Ashton wrote his last column in the November/December issue of RFID Journal magazine, and I never publicly acknowledged his contribution. Shame on me.
Kevin contributed his first column in January 2004, titled "Time to Face Reality." He wrote that those promoting the Electronic Product

Tristian Lacroix: State of the iBeacons (Infographic) May 2014

IndoorLBS published this infographic to show the state of the iBeacon market and industry as of May 2014.  It shows number of retailers using iBeacons, and other venues such as malls and airports. iBeacon solution vendors were ranked and the winner is.. was launched in 2003. IndoorLBS LLC, provides research and consulting related to mobile solutions

Bob Violino: The Internet of Things gets real

Source: „A year ago, people were mostly talking about the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) — what companies and government entities might do in the future to take advantage of this widespread network of connected objects.
While we’re still in the early stages of IoT, today it’s looking like more of a reality, with a number of implementations in the works. And while many issues still need to be sorted out — data security and privacy for one — a growing number of companies are

Wageningen UR: Senior Research Project Manager ICT

Deadline 09-06-2014.Senior Research Project Manager ICT: Wageningen UR is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the DLO foundation for applied research. The mission of Wageningen UR is ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’. A staff of 6,500 and 10,000 students from over 100 countries undertake education, research and consulting in the area of food and the environment collaborating Read more about Wageningen UR: Senior Research Project Manager ICT

David McNeill: Japanese firms struggle to retool for ‘internet of things’

Source: „It may be difficult to recall now but in the late 1980s Japanese companies ruled the world of hi-tech gadgets. Sharp and Hitachi were household names. Panasonic and Sony sold a huge chunk of the planet’s video recorders, televisions and music players, and barged into Hollywood to snap up two of the crown jewels of American popular culture: Universal and Columbia movie studios. Popular magazines ran covers showing giant sumo wrestlers stomping through Read more about David McNeill: Japanese firms struggle to retool for ‘internet of things’

Shawn Hessinger: What is the Internet of Things and Why Should You Care?

Source: „It’s not just your phone and your watch that are smart anymore. These days, many more devices than just your computer are connected to the Internet.
As we know, scads of other devices, software and many other tools are now connected and exchanging data – creating this Internet of Things.
This exchange includes important things like downloads and status updates needed to make our devices more effective and useful than ever.


Autonomous Research Lab: The project-based workshop SOCIOSPATIAL TRANSFORMATIONS UNDER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY aims to delineate the systemic implications of local responses to recession and explore socio-spatial practices that contradict and negate the current economic restructuring regime.

Dion Hinchcliffe: Is the Internet of Things strategic to the enterprise?

Source: „Are we to add the Internet of Things to the pantheon of top strategic technology priorities for the decade? That's the question increasingly in front of IT decision makers these days as tech vendors add the buzzphrase to their marketing and practitioners evaluate the rapidly growing array of related tools and technologies.
That's not to say there's much doubt about the phenomenon itself. There's essentially no question

Alistair Maughan: United States: The "Internet Of Things" Rises

Source: „Refrigerators that tell you you're out of milk, cars that warn of an imminent collision, implants that know if you've taken your medicine—by tying almost anything into a wireless network, the "Internet of Things" promises to transform several industries. Yet in the eyes of regulators and lawmakers, the IoT presents new risks ranging from privacy and security breaches to catastrophic system failures. Regulators in the U.S. and EU are particularly concerned


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