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.

Gildas Avoine: August Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge

August Report of the RFID Security and Privacy Lounge  6 references have been put on the lounge this month. You will find the summary below and the complete references on the Lounge.
[01] Debiao He, Neeraj Kumar, Naveen Chilamkurti And Jong-Hyouk Lee.
    Lightweight ECC Based RFID Authentication Integrated with an ID Verifier Transfer Protocol.

Peter Friess: Stakeholders Consultation Workshop - Network Technologies Work Programme 2016-2017

Register. This workshop will bring together experts and stakeholders to refine ideas for future Network Technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) research and innovation that will be part of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017. Save the date and register by 22 September 2014! A consolidated view of the online consultation contributions received during April- June 2014 will be presented

Nick Bostrom: The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk.

The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk. (11)  

They gave no lip service -- let alone serious thought -- to any safety concern or ethical qualm related to the creation of artificial minds and potential computer overlords, a lacuna that astonishes even against the backdrop of the era's not-so-impressive standards of critical technology assessment. Read more about Nick Bostrom: The AI pioneers for the most part did not countenance the possibility that their enterprise might involve risk.

Jeff Kaplan: Participate in INetU/THINKstrategies' Cloud & Hosting Customer Service Survey

Please take a few moments to participate in the INetU / THINKstrategies survey regarding the quality of customer service being offered in the Cloud industry today, and we will share our findings with you as a gesture of our appreciation. This survey should only take 3-5 minutes to complete. The first 100 respondents who complete the survey will receive a $25 Best Buy gift card and receive an early sneak peek of the survey results. PLUS, all respondents who complete this survey

Susan Nunziata: Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture

Source: „A variety of factors are holding companies back from embracing the Internet of Things. Though Gartner predicts there will be 26 billion IoT devices worldwide by 2020, concerns about data ownership, questionable data quality, inadequate network coverage, and integration with business applications are among the IoT roadblocks.
The biggest IoT challenge, according to Professor Sanjay Sarma of MIT, is the lack of an overarching architecture

Anthony May: Want an Internet of Things? Fix the internet first

Source: "The thousands of gadgets that will soon enough converge as the ‘Internet of Things’ have many of the same security vulnerabilities as their older siblings: computers, mobile devices, routers, and online/cloud services.  Most run some flavour of Linux and use many of the same libraries that make up our online world, so their core is just as vulnerable.
In fact many of them have proven to be worse, in part because eager young developers either didn’t give security a thought, or said “she’ll be right, mate”, or put it off for “later”. Oops.

AllSeen Alliance Announces Sony as Premier Member

Source: „The AllSeen Alliance, the broadest Internet of Everything open source project, announced Sony Corporation as the newest AllSeen Alliance Premier Member. Sony joins 10 Premier Members -- Electrolux, Haier, LG, Microsoft, Panasonic, Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., Sharp, Silicon Image, Technicolor and TP-Link -- and 53 Community Members united to overcome the interoperability challenges that impede the Internet of Things. AllSeen Alliance represents the largest group of companies ever assembled

Ben Rossi: Software-defined storage: Saviour of the Internet of Things

Source: „The Internet of Things (IoT) is an integral part of many people’s daily lives. From its beginnings in internet banking and online grocery shopping, the IoT has moved on to driverless cars, learning thermostats and wearable fitness technology – and the future only holds more opportunities.
As these advancements in technology continue to become more widely adopted, people and businesses will become increasingly reliant on the services they deliver and the data they generate.

Jenna Dutcher and Ken Sinclair: What is datascience@berkeley?

Source: Sinclair:  What is datascience@berkeley
Dutcher:  Datascience@berkeley is the new Master of Information and Data Science degree at the UC Berkeley School of Information.  The degree offers coursework in everything from machine learning to privacy, security, and ethics of data, topics that are highly relevant to the Internet of Things.  As the connected world goes online, experts will be needed who can ensure that constantly connected devices are keeping our data safe and secure so it can be used to its full potential without privacy concerns. Sinclair:  What is the datascience@berkeley

Ben van Lier: Kondratieff cycles and algorithms

Source: „Research into the origins and progress of the process of industrial development over a longer period clearly reveals, according to Schumpeter [1], that it always occurs in a long wave movement extending over a period of around 45 to 60 years. He names this long-term cycle after the Russian statistician Kondratieff. According to the writer, such a cycle always comprises multiple factors about which no doubt at all exists. Although we cannot know with certainty at what stage in such a long-term cycle we are situated at present, algorithms

13th International Conference e-Society 2015 / 14 - 16 March 2015, Madeira - Portugal

The e-Society 2015 conference will be held in the island of Madeira, Portugal, during 14 to 16 March 2015.
The ES Conference aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. 
The conference is structured along with nine main tracks, covering different aspects from eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness / eCommerce, eLearning, New Media and E-Society, Digital Services

Piet Kommers: The papers and posters of the 12th International Conference e-Society 2014

These proceedings contain the papers and posters of the 12th International Conference e-Society 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, in Madrid, Spain, 28 February – 2 March, 2014.
The 12th International Conference e-Society 2014 aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society. This conference covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of the Information Society. Broad areas of interest are eSociety and Digital Divide, eBusiness

EPoSS General Assembly, Annual Forum & Engagement Day 2014

You are cordially invited to participate in the EPoSS General Assembly, Annual Forum & Engagement Day 2014.
The Event will take place in Turin, 24-26 September 2014, with the General Assembly on 24 September 2014, and the Annual Forum on 25 September 2014.
The Coordination Action EXPRESS, which supports the strategic activities of EPoSS, is organising an Engagement Day on 26 Septmber 2014 at the same venue.

DG INFSO and EPoSS realised that they were sharing the same vision of an Internet of Things : a report

DG INFSO and EPoSS realised that they were sharing the same vision of an Internet of Things as the result of several shifts – from systems to software-based services, from passive RFID tags to active RFID tags and wireless sensors, to the mythic Semantic Web, from identification to real-time 'sense and response', from exposure to privacy, and from protection to trust.

DG INFSO and EPoSS look forward with confidence and enthusiasm to meeting the challenges of the Internet of Things, especially by working together and with all other organisations Read more about DG INFSO and EPoSS realised that they were sharing the same vision of an Internet of Things : a report


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