2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) 12-14 December 2016 — Reston, USA

IoT: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystems
Special Session Submissions
IEEE WF-IoT 2016 will be hosting a series of special sessions and invites the submission of special session proposals. They should emphasize on current topics relevant to the IoT community on the latest research, engineering, standards and business issues and should include a mix of regular and invited presentations. Special Sessions should complement the regular program with new and emerging topics of interest.

Leo Sun: Nokia Corporation Makes a $193 Million Bet On the Internet of Things

Nokia just bought Withings to expand into the digital health market.

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) recently announced plans to buy French wearables maker Withings for 170 million euros ($193 million) in a surprising return to the consumer hardware market. The company -- which sells fitness trackers, scales, and smartphone-linked blood pressure monitors -- will be integrated into Nokia's new WellCare digital health platform. WellCare gathers health data from different devices and provides it to healthcare professionals across a unified platform, similar to Apple's HealthKit.

Brian Sozzi: Cisco's John Chambers: 'The Majority of Big Tech Companies Won't Be Relevant in Five Years'

John Chambers, like Cisco (CSCO - Get Report) , the tech giant he served as chairman and CEO of for over 20 years, has been in an almost constant state of reinvention. 

The gregarious 66-year-old Chambers has shepherded Cisco through countless shifts from an initial focus on routing to switching to voice over the Internet to video and data centers, and now to the cloud and the Internet of Things, engineering a whopping 180 acquisitions during his tenure. 

Matthias Klees: For a Collaborative Initiative to build a plugin and culture of federated blockchains (Draft)

We, the altcoin community are not only mass-innovating in currency finance and technology, we are, wanted or unwanted, experimenting with something much more explosive: 

We are experimenting with social impact.We should never underestimate the longterm consequences of our action. In that regard its good to spend some thoughts about the impact of current developments and maybe rethink some of them.

Tom Still: Wisconsin needs to keep pace with the 'Internet of Things'

Even the low-end estimates of the number of connected devices in the world by 2020 are mind-blowing.

Gartner, the technology research firm, pegs the number at 26 billion. Cisco Systems estimates 50 billion. Semiconductor giant Intel predicts 200 billion. International Data Corp. forecasts 212 billion.

To paraphrase the late U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen: A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real devices.

David Curry: Can the Internet of Things turn back climate change?

The Internet of Things is set to revolutionize most industries, installing sensors to capture and analyze more data, which will hopefully make them more efficient, smarter, and less polluting.

In a new post, We Forum suggests that IoT will provide the means to detect illegal logging in areas like the Amazon rainforest, ensuring that deforestation is stopped before it is too late.

Adi Gaskell: Do Smart Cities Need To Do a Better PR Job?

Smart cities are something I’ve touched on a bit recently, with an article on INSEAD the latest to highlight the benefits to citizens and institutions of having smarter urban areas.

It’s a message that I think is fairly obvious, yet a recent report from the Institution of Engineering and Technology suggests that the message isn’t getting through to the general public.

Obama calls for law enforcement to use electronic smart guns with fingerprint recognition but furious NRA says his 'obsession knows no boundaries' 

President Obama unveiled new steps to help curb gun violence, including identifying the requirements that 'smart guns' would have to meet for law enforcement agencies on Friday.
The president is asking for help from the law enforcement to develop requirements on how they will buy and use smart guns. 
The National Rifle Association is fuming over the new announcement, saying Obama should be focusing on terrorists, not making changes to guns at home. 
'President Obama's obsession with gun control knows no boundaries.

Rene Millman: River Clyde Housing trials Internet of Things for social housing

The social housing provider will work with the Hypercat consortium to field test around 300 Internet of Things devices in Greenock and Broomhill. Hypercat is a government-backed group of organisations working on interoperability standards for smart cities and the Internet of Things.

The sensors will monitor conditions such as temperature and humidity to noise, movement, wind speed, heat and power. It will pull this data together in real-time to predict maintenance needs and health and safety risks.

Kelly Yamanouchi: Delta rolling out RFID tags to track baggage

Delta Air Lines plans to soon start using baggage tags with RFID technology to track bags more efficiently and accurately.

The idea is to help avoid misdirected bags and give customers a more accurate view of where their baggage is.

Atlanta-based Delta will install the tracking technology on belt loaders at 84 of the airports where it operates, including Atlanta, by the end of August. The new tags look similar to regular paper baggage tags, but have thin RFID (radio frequency identification) chips embedded in the

Dmitry Slepov: Micromanufacturing the future

Micromanufacturing. As soon as I finish typing the word, my Grammarly spell checker promptly underscores it in red and suggests a replacement: “micro-manufacturing.”

But this new spelling is about to go mainstream.

When I say micromanufacturing, I don’t mean making tiny (micro-scale) components. There’s another definition: “Micromanufacturing is the manufacturing of products in small quantities using small manufacturing facilities.”

I’m talking about “tiny factories.”

CFP 2nd International Workshop on Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation systems (VENITS 2016), September 4, 2016 - Valencia, Spain

CFP 2nd International Workshop on Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation systems (VENITS 2016), Co-Located with the 27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC’16), September 4, 2016 - Valencia, Spain


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