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.

Piers Fawkes: Reframing the Internet of Things as the Real World Web

Source: „The Real World Web report from PSFK Labs aims to make sense of the ideas and issues connected to the growing of volume of sensitive and responsive technology in our lives. Underwritten by the kind generosity of Intel, our independent research helped me understand the themes and trends that are shaping the topic often described as the Internet of Things.
I resisted naming this report the Future of the Internet of Things – or the Future of Stuff – because I find


Casey Tolan: Modi pushes plan for 100 'smart cities'

Source: „In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities" -- cities outfitted with high-tech communication capabilities -- across the country.
"Cities in the past were built on riverbanks," Modi said in a June speech. "They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on availability of optical fiber networks and next-generation infrastructure."
For Modi, who took office in May, building new cities is a way to deal with the


Michelle Jones: How The Internet Of Things Impacts Industrials

Source: „Goldman Sachs analysts continue their series about the Internet of Thinks with a look at the impact it will have on the Industrial sector
The Internet of Things is starting to take over all aspects of life. More and more devices and even appliances are connecting to the Internet, not only supposedly making our lives more convenient but also making them inherently more complicated in some ways. In a report dated July 16, 2014, analyst Joe Ritchie and the rest of his team at Goldman Sachs said the Internet of Things is impacting


Mark Gilbert: The Internet of Big Things

Source: „Investors in Dixons Retail Plc, a U.K. consumer electronics retailer, and Carphone Warehouse Group, the oddly named chain of mobile phone stores, will rubber stamp a merger of the two at shareholder meetings today. The alliance is an interesting bet on what might be called: The Internet of Big Things.
The internet of things is when your fridge keeps track of your milk supplies, or you tell your oven that you're headed home and it's time to heat up that casserole, or your library lamp senses that there's no-one in the room


Michele Nati: The third IoT Guildford meetup.

Three presentations from The third IoT Guildford meetup,  a fourth presentation is available at the following link.
 
Gregor Vučajnk is "an independent WLAN professional, a contractor. He specializes in Metro WiFi deployments and carrier WiFi but has extensive experience in verticals such as Enterprise, hospitality, high density deployments and government. He is vendor neutral and has experience with most WiFi vendors: Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus Wireless, Strix Systems, Bel Air, Ubiquity, Aerohive, etc.


Marleen Stikker: Technologies for the People? A bottom-up approach to urban informatisation

 
This talk focuses on bottom-up answers to digital civil rights and new formats of citizen participation. 
 
Urban social innovation offered by the Open Design and Creative Commons movement include the Fair Meter Initiative, which has launched a smart energy meter implementing social standards of data protection.
 


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.


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