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.

Rob van Kranenburg: Personal notes from IoT Philosophy in York

As I started to write this from the notes I took it turned more into a reflection on my own journey of the past ten years.
Documents  from Conference on the Internet of Things, York St. John University, 3rd – 5th July 2014. shared/created during the conference are uploaded one-by-one to the conference homepage. For more information on format, time line, etc.
All uploads are announced via @iotphilosophy.


Ken Sinclair: Keeping the Cloud Open: one of the first attempts at describing what redefining "Open" in the Cloud might mean

If we are not clear on Keeping the Cloud Open there is a dark side, a concern of an evolving trend towards Proprietary Cloud. I grew up in the industry during the DDC revolution and saw the floundering of the early proprietary DDC systems that evolved quickly with amazing capabilities, but rapidly became obsolete and impossible to maintain. Read more about Ken Sinclair: Keeping the Cloud Open: one of the first attempts at describing what redefining "Open" in the Cloud might mean



Jim Sinopoli: The Road to the Smart City: A starting point in transforming a city to a smart city is to look inward.

Source: „Once a week some city on the planet announces it will become a “Smart City”. Most can’t exactly describe what makes a city smart but they know it involves ubiquitous high speed internet and lots of smartphone apps. They hope that just by labeling the city smart it will surely increase economic activity and its “livability”, draw people to the city, and lift spirits


Giulio Coraggio: The Internet of Things and Cybercrime – what risks?



Source: „The Internet of Things is expected to lead to 50 billion connected devices by 2020 collecting and exchanging personal data about their users, their lives, their preferences and tastes.  This will lead not only to relevant data protection issues, but also to increased cybercrime related risks triggering the need to ensure a higher level of cyber security .
I have already covered in this post the compliance measures to be put in place in order to face data protection


Information technology - RFID privacy impact assessment process

This European Standard has been prepared as part of the EU RFID Mandate M/436. It is based on the Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications, which was developed by industry, in collaboration with the civil society, endorsed by Article 29, Data Protection Working Party, and signed by all key stakeholders, including the European Commission, in 2011. It defines aspects of that framework as normative or informative Read more about Information technology - RFID privacy impact assessment process



Amadou Diallo: The Not So Hidden Costs Of An Internet Of Things

Source: „Watches with built-in navigation, thermostats that know when you’re home, programmable light bulbs, and hoodies that can send texts. This is the new normal envisioned by tech giants like Google GOOGL +0.85%, Intel INTC +0.32%, Samsung, Microsoft MSFT -0.26%, and Apple AAPL +0.04%, not to mention countless startups flush with VC money. The embrace of a so-called Internet of Things, in which devices armed with mobile technology communicate with each other without direct human intervention, Read more about Amadou Diallo: The Not So Hidden Costs Of An Internet Of Things



Sally A. Applin Michael D. Fischer: Thing Theory: Connecting Humans to Location-Aware Smart Environments

Source: "As architects, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, healthcare professionals and others embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Smart Environment paradigms, developers will bear the brunt of constructing the IT relationships within these, making sense of the big data produced as a result, and managing the relationships between people and technologies. We explore how PolySocial Reality (PoSR) Read more about Sally A. Applin Michael D. Fischer: Thing Theory: Connecting Humans to Location-Aware Smart Environments



Hanne Melin: Creating policy for uncertainty by enabling, learning and analyzing

This article suggests that it is time for the next step of governance reform. The EU’s Smart Regulation agenda should become a European-wide Smarter Intervention project promoting informed problem solving with effective use of stakeholders and technologies. Today, we have the computer power and technologies to translate reflexive law theories into practical governance methods, combining market innovation and experimentation with achieving Read more about Hanne Melin: Creating policy for uncertainty by enabling, learning and analyzing



Mark Fell: Manifesto for Smarter Intervention in Complex Systems

Mark Fell, Managing Director, Carré & Strauss with an Introduction by Hanne Melin, Policy Strategy Counsel, eBay Inc. From the Introduction: „Indeed, the European Parliament embarked in 2011 on an exercise to identify changes needed to prepare for the complex environment resulting from a “multi-polar world where governance is more and more a multi- level one, involving multiple actors in decision making and implementation”4 and where technologies are accelerating change. Read more about Mark Fell: Manifesto for Smarter Intervention in Complex Systems



Call For Participation: The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing July 21-24, 2014, Las Vegas,

"This is an invitation to attend The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing. The congress is composed of 20 major tracks (15 tutorials, 145 sessions and workshops


Jan Merckx: RAIN will promote awareness, education, and initiatives to accelerate UHF RFID growth

RAIN is an industry alliance much like the Bluetooth SIG and Wi-Fi Alliance.
 
What is the relationship between RAIN and AIM?
RAIN is an AIM Global Alliance. AIM is the AIDC industry leader dating back to 1972.
What will RAIN do?


Shara Tibken: Intel, Samsung create Internet of Things group

Source: „The effort to reduce complications for the Internet of Things just got more complicated.
A handful of tech-industry heavyweights including Intel, Broadcom, and Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled a new nonprofit group called the Open Interconnect Consortium, or OIC, with the mission to develop standards and certification for devices involved in the Internet of Things.
The new group


Jack Palmer: Exclusive Poll Results: The IoT Meets the Connected Car

These poll results have been collated and published in association with Telematics Munich 2014 (November 10-11, Munich, Germany).
 
At Telematics Munich you can meet the leading players such as Ford, Daimler, BMW, Renault, Nissan, Continental, Visteon, Ericsson and many more as they share their visions for the connected car of 2020.


Gildas Avoine: June Report of the RFID Security and Privacy

June Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge: 15 references have been put on the lounge this month, mostly from 
 
which will take place in Oxford on July 21-23, 2014, colocated with WISEC.
 
You will find the summary below and the complete references on the Lounge.
 
NEW REFERENCES ON THE LOUNGE THIS MONTH:


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