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.

Susan Nunziata: Internet Of Things: 8 Pioneering Ideas

Source: „Today's Internet of Things remains a disparate assortment of ideas and products competing for attention. These pioneers should intrigue enterprise IT.
If you're figuring out how to apply the Internet of Things (IoT) in your organization, bring your imagination and get ready to do some heavy lifting.
Sure, we've all seen the predictions from Gartner: 26 billion IoT units deployed by 2020, with product and service suppliers positioned to rake in revenue of more than $300 billion. But here, now, in 2014, the IoT


Jack Plamer: €400 EURO discount to attend Telematics Munich 2014 (10th-11th November, Hotel Dolce, Munich) will expire this Friday, 18th July.

Source: "I wanted to let you know that the €400 EURO discount to attend Telematics Munich 2014 (10th-11th November, Hotel Dolce, Munich) will expire this Friday, 18th July.
Book your place at Europe’s largest connected car conference this week for the best priced tickets available. Join 1000+ senior execs to explore the future of connected mobility and witness:


Call for Papers: Ethics for the Internet of Things

Different terms have been coined for those old cyberspace fantasies stemming still from the 1980s of a pervasive ICT saturation of the entire mesosphere: Internet of Everything, Semantic Web, Intelligent or Cyber Physical Systems. As early as 1991 Mark Weiser with his idea of Ubiquitous Computing (often bracketed with slight modifications under the concepts of Pervasive Computing or Ambient Intelligence) already reflected on the extension of processing power into everyday scenarios. Already in 2007 IRIE has dealt with this subject and


Jason Hannula: The Internet of Things: 'No' Is Not the Answer

Source: "An additional 26 to 50 billion devices are expected to connect to the Internet in the next decade. New forms of online connections will touch all areas of B2C interactions, influencing the entire length of supply chains from production to consumption.
 
As David Roe writes on CMSWire, businesses have recognized that the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to benefit networks in particular, but they are not keeping up with the current pressures on their networks.


D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment.

D-CENT will be an open, modular and decentralized platform to build privacy-aware applications. The code-base will be described by open specifications and released under an open source license. Developers will be able to easily write API-based apps plus add new modules. The modular platform enables to share in real-time open data, democratic decision making tools Read more about D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment.



Mirko Ross: Context Awareness changes everything

Source: „Trying to explain contex awareness is a hard job. Talking about it on a conference is like talking about delicious food: you have to taste food before, to get an impression. Only talking about is quite boring. I spent a lot of time this year, to tell people on conference that context awareness, will change our life strongly. We will step into a complete new dimension of user interaction, if our environment is aware of us. But how to tell that? It’s like a four star gourmet dinner. You have to taste the excellence. Or imagine.”


Extended Call for Papers: CeDEM Asia 201

City University of Hong Kong, Danube University Krems, Nam Center for Korean Studies (University of Michigan), and Singapore Internet Research Centre (Nanyang Technological University) jointly organize the International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) Asia 2014, with an aim of bringing together researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social and mobile media in the future of citizenship and governance, and analyze current research Read more about Extended Call for Papers: CeDEM Asia 201



The UrbanIxD Symposium

Alongside the UrbanIxD exhibition taking place in Venice, the project is presenting a one-day symposium to encourage debate and discussion around the themes of the exhibition, and of the UrbanIxD project itself. This exhibition is a culmination of the work that has been carried out over the two-year duration of the UrbanIxD project, in particular the work of the Summer School held in 2013.1
 
Keynote speaker: Dan Hill
The registration fee is €60 (€30 for full-time students) which includes lunch & coffee.


IOT360 i: Agenda online

Source: "IoT is the heart of Innovation and has an enormous impact on the way we do business. By 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected and the market worth € 14 trillion. New approaches to Innovation are needed! Ideas and research have to be transformed into commercial value propositions.
The IOT360 is a unique event bringing a 360 degree perspective on IoT-related projects and activities and aiming to coach involved people on the whole path between research to innovation and all the way through to commercialisation of ideas, projects and technologies.


Carlos Watson: The New New Thing: The Internet of Things

Source: „Because the hottest new thing in tech isn’t social networking. It’s the Internet of things: networks of interconnected devices that communicate with each other. Here’s a phrase you’re about to hear a lot more of — if you haven’t already: the “Internet of Things.” Why? It’s about to be the next big thing. What does it mean? It’s not just computers and phones that are linked up to the Internet — it’s your stuff: refrigerators and glasses and trains and buildings. The buzz about the Internet of things really took off earlier this year,


Mark Roberti: Can RFID Tags Be Generated from a Single Machine?

Source: „No. At present, virtually all RFID tags are manufactured with silicon chips made at a wafer fabrication facility. The wafer goes through many different steps to create the microchip. The chip is later attached to an antenna by a separate machine.
That said, there are companies working on printing microchips, and there is no reason why, if you are printing the chip, you could not also print the antenna. To date, printed electronics have not had the performance to match that of conventional silicon chips, so they have not been widely used


Sean Michael Kerner: The Internet of Things Thread Network Protocol Debuts

Source: „Apparently, regular Internet networking protocols aren't enough for the Internet of Things. Today yet another group emerged, promising to deliver an improved experience for the Internet of Things with yet another new protocol effort.
Thread will leverage a number of existing standards, including IEEE 802.15.4, IETF IPv6 and 6LoWPAN. Thread's backers define it as an IPv6 networking protocol designed for low-power 802.15.4 mesh networks. Thread is already being used inside of


Colleen Michele Jones: ​ParkerVision jumping into the 'Internet of things'

Source: „Long-beleaguered ParkerVision is expanding its vision, the company said in a presentation to investors today. Its new frontier: the Internet of Things.
The Jacksonville-based developer of radio-frequency technology for wireless applications provided shareholders with an overview of its recent litigation maneuvers as well as business strategies and market opportunities during a presentation in New York.
One of the areas ParkerVision is actively moving into,


Beverly Macy: 3 Key Internet-of-Things Trends in Mid-2014

Source: „The Internet of Things market will be worth $7.1 trillion by 2020, according to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC). BI Intelligence finds that 1.9 billion once-inert everyday and enterprise devices are already connected to the internet -- from parking meters to home thermostats -- and by 2018 that number will top 9 billion.
Everyone from Samsung to Intel to GE to you-name-it is already in the space and it's getting very exciting. It's also getting very real, with both advantages and risks rising to the surface.


Noel Randewich: Google's Nest launches network technology for connected home

Source: „Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of "smart" home gadgets like locks and lightbulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
The attempt by Nest, a smart thermostat maker that Google bought in January for $3.2 billion, to lead the way on how household devices will speak to each other in the future underscores the importance placed by Google on cars, homes and other areas


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