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.

Matt Ceniceros: The Internet of Things Ecosystem: The Value is Greater than the Sum of its “THINGS

Source: "The Internet of Things is more than just Glasses, smartphones and smartwatches. It’s more than just smart cars and cities and other “things” that are connected or understood by today’s usage models.
By 2020, it is predicted that the entire Internet of Things will have a market value of $8.89 trillion. There are many factors that enable this value to be reached. There is revenue from the sale of Wearables and “things”, there is software licensing, hardware

CFP: Valley International Journal Of engineering

Valley International Journal Of engineering, the peer reviewed open access freely available monthly online & Print journal is issuing an international Call for articles in engineering and other innovative allied research areas.
Currently, we are seeking research/ review articles, short notes, letter to editors and case studies for our Volume 1 Issue 1 i.e. April 2014 issue with an editorial focus on  topics and research panorama of other technology streams.
The article submission deadline is  20 April  2014 to be considered for the April 2014 issue.

Gildas Avoine: March Report: RFID Security & Privacy Lounge

Source: "The RFID Security and Privacy Lounge references technical works related to security and privacy in RFID systems published in journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, thesis, eprints, and books. It is maintained by UCL's Information Security Group in Belgium, headed by Gildas Avoine. 

A mailing list associated with the website monthly informs the registered members when an update is performed. The announcement may also contain some useful information like calls for papers related to RFID security and privacy. You can simply subscribe / unsubscribe to the mailing list, and submit a missing paper using the left-menu forms." Read more about Gildas Avoine: March Report: RFID Security & Privacy Lounge

Daniel Kline: Your smartphone may be about to friend your Crock Pot and your Mr. Coffee won't be far behind.

Daniel Kline: The Internet of Things Is Coming to the Kitchen. Jarden (NYSE: JAH  ) , a small appliance maker that owns Crock Pot, Mr. Coffee, Oster, and many other well-known brands, will soon begin offering connected appliances with practical uses that customers communicate with through their smartphones. And while these appliances won't actually be joining Facebook or favoriting your posts on Twitter, they will be doing things that previously required the presence of a person. Read more about Daniel Kline: Your smartphone may be about to friend your Crock Pot and your Mr. Coffee won't be far behind.

Rob van Kranenburg: Moller Villas for everyone or IoT Can we have our cake and eat it?

It sounds quite utopian, I agree. Even more strange is the realization that this utopia will be realized through a strong cooperation between us humans and the tools that we have made from very old when we could still feel our hammers and hear that sound, or could still start the steam engine that drove its energy into the smaller machines. They are disappearing into the fabric of everyday life, as Weiser called it, but they are still there. The tooling itself has become a force in and of its own Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: Moller Villas for everyone or IoT Can we have our cake and eat it?

#IoTChat with Tim O'Reilly on IoT Day!

Join #IoTChat on April 9th about the Internet of Things and chat with special guest Tim O'Reilly. Solid's Jon Bruner and Jim Stogdill will be hosting, with participation from expert Solid speakers, authors, and editors.
Join the first #IoTChat to be entered to win a free pass to Solid Conference
Connect with experts in IoT to discuss robotics, connected devices, frictionless manufacturing, and the new industries emerging in the connected world.
It'll be an hour of intense conversation, thought-provoking questions and polls, and plenty of networking.

#IoT Hacknight - Día Mundial del Internet of Things (in Spanish)

El #IoTDay es un evento anual que reune a hackers y makers de todo el mundo, para hacer proyectos que involucren sensores y objetos conectados. Trae tus aparatos y materiales de hardware para construir tu proyecto, sea una llanta inteligente o una matera con WiFi. 
Si eres desarrollador de software y no sabes mucho de hardware, también puedes participar! 
Tendremos mentores disponibles para ayudarte a conectar tus inventos a Internet y hacer tu proyecto realidad.
Durante el #IoTDay, habrán más de 25 ciudades Read more about #IoT Hacknight - Día Mundial del Internet of Things (in Spanish)

Daniel Boos and Mario Purkathofer: interview with Thomas Amberg for Zürich's Fabrikzeitung (in German)

Source: Medienkulturgespräch: Internet der Dinge
In Zukunft werden nicht mehr nur Menschen das Internet nutzen, sondern auch Alltagsgegenstände wie Glühbirnen, Armbanduhren oder Fahrräder. Beliebtes Beispiel ist der Kühlschrank, der über das Internet mit seinen Inhalten kommuniziert, seinen Besitzer informiert oder sogar selbst die Milch nachbestellt. Gemäss dem Netzwerkhardwarehersteller Cisco sollen bis 2020 fünfzig Millarden Objekte über das Internet kommunizieren. Die Industrie erklärte 2014 deshalb zum

Nathalie Stembert: Co-create The Internet of Things: short report from Level Up Conference Tunis

Mobile and sensor technologies offer great opportunities, yet making these means work for social innovation is not self-evident. Therefore we believe in co-creating meaningful solutions by facilitating people centered workshops. In these workshops we focus initially on people instead of technology to shape innovative social interactions. In the workshop held during the Level Up Conference participants identified several use cases and mapped how technology could be applied

Dennis Pfisterer,: Open Journal of Internet of Things (OJIOT): Call for Papers

Open Journal of Internet of Things (OJIOT), an open access online journal, publishes original and creative research results on the internet of things. OJIOT distributes its articles under the open access model. All articles of OJIOT are fully open access and online available to readers free of charge. Accepted manuscripts are published online immediately.
OJIOT aims to provide a forum for sharing and exchanging ideas, experiences and research results among scientists and practitioners of internet of things. OJIOT publishes regular research papers, short communications, reviews and visionary papers in all aspects of internet of things.

David S. Levine: What Does the Internet of Things Mean for Corporate Secrecy?

Source: "Last week, a new group called the Industrial Internet Consortium—made up of several technology companies including AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel and interestingly, Vanderbilt University—announced its plans to create engineering standards for the “Internet of Things.” IoT refers to the connection of smartphones, routers, thermostats, sensors, and other objects to the Internet and one another.
In IoT, we can see the classic trade secrecy conundrum—secrecy vs. disclosure—with a new twist. IoT creates an unusual (and perhaps groundbreaking) unity of interest between industry, the technology itself, and consumers

As part of #IoTDay we are giving away $1500 dollars in cash & prizes to help jump start your IoT vision at home, work, or in your community!

In 50 words or less answer one of the following:
1) For [me][my community][my business] the Internet of Things will enable....
2) In order for the Internet of Things to make the most impact on [me][my community][my business] it must first....
That's it.

4 Usage Models for the Internet of Things

Source: „Diverse Internet of Things trials are creating a sea of noise that often obscures the business opportunities available, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts are exploring the four fundamental usage models, enabling business and IT leaders to clearly see how to take advantage of this next wave in Internet evolution.

“As the Internet of Things grows rapidly, it is linking millions of assets, including devices, people and places, to deliver and share information, enhancing business value and competitive advantage and creating new business opportunities,” said Hung LeHong, vice president and Gartner Fellow.“In this early and emergent phase of development, entrepreneurs are experimenting across such a diverse range of sectors Read more about 4 Usage Models for the Internet of Things

Madeline Bennet: Internet of Things will make software fastest-growing market in 2014

Source: "The IT market is booming, with spending on course to rise by 3.2 percent this year compared with 2013, reaching a total of $3.8tn worldwide, boosted in part by businesses' response to the Internet of Things. 
The biggest growth will come in the enterprise software market, which analyst Gartner expects to leap by 6.9 percent. The firm predicts sales of $320bn for 2014, compared with $299bn in 2013. 
Richard Gordon, managing vice president at Gartner, told V3 that software sales will receive a boost as firms transition to become digital businesses.

Sebastian Anthony: Microsoft finally gets into the internet of things: Prepare for blue-screening fridges, mugs…

Source: „Ahead of the official start of Microsoft’s Build developer conference later today, details of its new Windows on Devices effort has leaked out. According to the Windows on Devices website (which has since been taken offline), Microsoft is ”bringing Windows to a whole new class of small devices,” including robots, coffee mugs, and pianos (which, I have to say, aren’t usually considered “small”). Windows on Devices interlinks with Intel’s recent push into the internet of things, with the x86 Quark SoC and Galileo/MinnowBoard single-board computers (SBC).


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