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.

Ki Mae Heussner: Apple patent points to platform for wearable sensors, internet of things

"The concept, the filing says, relates to sensing and reporting movement, as well as environmental factors, including “temperature, health functions, fitness effects, and changing conditions.” The applications could span everything from shipping and industrial production to sports, medicine, fitness and wellness." Read more about Ki Mae Heussner: Apple patent points to platform for wearable sensors, internet of things



Julie Jacobson: Internet of Things as The Next Big Thing in Home Control

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The “Internet of Things” is the big trend in home automation, seen most recently in several new products at theConsumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2013. Previously, Wi-Fi radios and related electronics were too pricey, bulky and power-hungry to fit into low-cost lightweight devices such as light switches... Read more about Julie Jacobson: Internet of Things as The Next Big Thing in Home Control



Patricia de Martelaere: A philosophical tale about our time

...Instead of simply enjoying this mysterious “moment” we will be wasting our lives by continuously watching images of world-processes or processes of our own body and desperately trying to interfere, so to speak be quicker than time, like a man chasing his own shadow. Together with the disappearing computer we will disappear ourselves. Read more about Patricia de Martelaere: A philosophical tale about our time



Thornton May: IT and the Internet of Things

Source: "A few weeks ago, the IT Leadership Academy took the pulse of a few dozen CIOs regarding the state of the Internet of Things. Unsurprisingly, every one of them said they were pretty sure that somewhere in their enterprise someone was "linking things," or at least "thinking about linking things." But less than 2% of them had a strategy in place to fully exploit the emerging connectability associated with the Internet of Things. Read more about Thornton May: IT and the Internet of Things



Franck Le Gall: project BUTLER is looking for an additional partner

The BUTLER project currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2013) requires the participation of a new partner to carry out certain tasks within the project. Read more about Franck Le Gall: project BUTLER is looking for an additional partner



Franck Le Gall: The PROBE-IT project proposes a Benchmarking Framework to analyze Smart Cities

The PROBE-IT project proposes a Benchmarking Framework to analyze Smart Cities. The proposed Benchmarking Framework is organized around five main dimensions: Technology, Economy and Finances, Legal and Regulation, Socio-environmental dimension, and Human Factors. Read more about Franck Le Gall: The PROBE-IT project proposes a Benchmarking Framework to analyze Smart Cities



Christian Nold: More-than-Human Participation

Currently, in the fields of Citizen Science, Participatory Sensing and the Internet of Things, people are being encouraged to use technical systems to record and measure the external environment. Innovatively, this session adopts a 'more-than-human' framework (Latour 2004, Bennett 2010), to draw attention to the agency and activities of non-human actors such as living animals and plants, technical devices, concepts and places. Read more about Christian Nold: More-than-Human Participation



John Soldatos: IERC Activity Chain on different naming, addressing and discovery schemes for the Internet-of-Things

This document provides a catalogue of different naming, addressing and discovery schemes for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), notably schemes that are currently researched, validated and used by IERC projects. Read more about John Soldatos: IERC Activity Chain on different naming, addressing and discovery schemes for the Internet-of-Things



IoT-A Newsletter 4: interviews with Sanford Klausner and Alessandro Bassi

IoT-A, the European Lighthouse Integrated Project addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposes the creation of an architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Together they are envisioned as crucial foundations for fostering a future Internet of Things. Read more about IoT-A Newsletter 4: interviews with Sanford Klausner and Alessandro Bassi



Markus Weinberger: Privacy in the Internet of Things

Source: "Every now and then there is a new debate about privacy issues in an internet context. I recently had an interesting conversation with Tobias Kowatsch. He is a senior researcher at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen and he published a paper* regarding privacy in the context of theInternet of Things and Services (IoT). Read more about Markus Weinberger: Privacy in the Internet of Things



Telefónica I+D and LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2013 – NEXT SPACE, the Second Global Art & Technology Challenge.

NEXT THINGS 2013 – NEXT SPACE is looking for innovative and disruptive ideas on the Internet of Things in the interplay of art, technology and architecture: art that uses connections / smart objects / spaces as a medium, or art that reframes, Read more about Telefónica I+D and LABoral are proud to organize NEXT THINGS 2013 – NEXT SPACE, the Second Global Art & Technology Challenge.



Andrew Rose: The elephant in the room: The Internet of Things

Source: "A little while ago I bumped into a journalist friend at a trade conference. We chatted about the event to try and identify hot topics and trends from our discussions and supplier meetings, and both sat there deflated when the stories that came to the surface were the same old ones of fear-mongering around APT and “cyber” threats. Read more about Andrew Rose: The elephant in the room: The Internet of Things



Jon Udell: The Internet of My Things

Source: "….Consider automotive maintenance. The sticker on my windshield reported the date of my last oil change, but now it’s fallen off, and in any case that sticker wasn’t connected to my calendar. Instead of pasting a sticker on my windshield, I’d rather have the shop that did the last oil change poke an entry directly onto my calendar. But there’s no easy and obvious way for me to authorize them to do that. Read more about Jon Udell: The Internet of My Things



Curtis Franklin Jr.: The Growing Internet of Things

Source: "Smaller, more capable embedded controllers are making simple products smarter. What are you doing with all that intelligence? I've been covering the embedded control industry for a long time, and engineers were weighing the relative advantages of dedicated embedded controllers versus small general-purpose CPUs in control applications back in the 1980s. Read more about Curtis Franklin Jr.: The Growing Internet of Things



Cubicon: The IoT Market Opportunity from a Wireless Network Operator Perspective

The latest stage of the next great race is on. The requirements to build out and operate M2M and IoT solutions that truly enable a better future for the planet – and their shareholders too – involve three very complicated questions. The first one is: "What do we want our future to look like and how can IoT deployment enable it?" Read more about Cubicon: The IoT Market Opportunity from a Wireless Network Operator Perspective



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