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: Let’s stop worrying and let’s start celebrating IoT Day!

IoT Day. Let’s re-evaluate the current wave of technology as somehow bad or worrying for us, simple people with no money, heritage or socio-financial capital or contacts.
It is always difficult for policy and companies to deal with systemic change. It is extremely natural for them to see the #IoT as an attack and not as a new iteration it has caused itself by hegemonic forces: education, freedom of speech, consumerism, open source and the Internet.
Internet of Things (IoT) is in its essence the seamless flow between the

Christopher Heine: Will the Internet of Things Come of Age in 5 Years? SXSW attendees think so,

Source: "Technologists are holding court at South by Southwest this weekend on the so-called Internet of Things, a future reality where data will be gathered and used for everything from cars and lawn mowers to refrigerators and toothbrushes. Many of these connected products are already available, but when will they become so ubiquitous that marketers must change course—as when smartphones became part of non-techies' lives half a decade ago? 
The truth of the matter is there's still infrastructure work to be done.

Jon Russell: GSF India Is Now Hunting Internet Of Things Startups For Its Accelerator Program

Source: “GSF India, the Bangalore-headquartered accelerator program and angel investment firm, is broadening its scope to cover young startups in India’s internet of things space. The organization has partnered global tech giant Cisco for batch four of its incubator program — and, importantly, extended the deadline for applications until March 17. The organization was founded two years ago by serial angel investor Rajesh Sawhney, who saw the potential to invest in the early stage of India’s startup ecosystem with a Techstars-like program. Initially, GSF India

Ben van Lier: Artificial Life and Emergence

Source: "In 1943 the Austrian quantum physicist Erwin Schrödingered in an lecture : “What is the characteristic feature of life? When is a piece of matter said to be alive?” Schrödinger’s question becomes topical once more in a scientific project is that is reported about on the internet and whose purpose is “to develop a fully digital life form, a virtual nemotode.” The intended life form which is being reproduced digitally from the cellular level is a roundworm called Caenorhobditis Elegans. Daniel Cossins says of this project: “With just 959 cells, including 302 neurons, the hermaphrodite gender of C Elegans fits the bill. But creating algorithms to simulate the functions of Read more about Ben van Lier: Artificial Life and Emergence

Jordan Novet: Amazon confirms its acquisition of 2lemetry, an Internet of Things startup

Source: “ has acquired 2lemetry, a startup with a system for sending, receiving, and analyzing data from Internet-connected devices.
“We can confirm that Amazon has acquired 2lemetry, and we look forward to continuing to support 2lemetry customers,” an Amazon Web Services spokeswoman told VentureBeat in an email. She would not tell VentureBeat how the team or technology would be integrated into Amazon. (TechCrunch originally reported on the deal.)
But given the startup’s ability to work with data from devices following various protocols,

Louisa Heinrich: Internet of neighbourhoods, part 1 [post 19/100]

Source: “In 2012 and 2013, Martin and I did a couple of workshops on the topic of Smart cities, taking a bit of an unconventional approach. Most Smart Cities projects that I’m aware of concentrate primarily on infrastructure, transport and security, with a bit of commercial enablement on the side. They don’t seem to spend a lot of time on the citizens, and to my mind, a ‘smart’ city should improve the quality of life for its citizens in order to be considered a success. Of course this is problematic because quality of life means different things to different people, and can’t (and really shouldn’t) be dictated from on high.

Mitchell Osak: How the Internet of Things is transforming everything from Formula One to driverless cars

Source: “We are entering the age of the “Internet of Things,” where sensors, computers and devices are connected in a self-managing ecosystem. At home, this could mean your alarm clock communicating with your coffee maker or your thermostat communicating with your window blinds. In business, this could mean your barcode scanners communicating with your suppliers or your assembly lines communicating with to your repairmen. In other words, the Internet of Things automates an entire activity

IoT Week 2015 is all about future large scale IoT deployments! Lisbon, June 2015

IoT Week 2015 is devoted to creation of ecosystems, partnerships and value chains across domains to ensure rapid deployment of interoperable and replicable IoT solutions.
IoT Week 2015 will contribute to understanding of the future of the Internet of Things in large scale deployments considering the technological dimension but also user acceptance, security and privacy, business models, etc. As such, it will pave the way for the future European Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots (LSP) envisioned for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-17.

Lee Odess: All aboard the Internet of Things bandwagon

Source: “If you’re a sports fan, you’re likely familiar with the term "bandwagon fan" -- we all know someone that has "jumped on the bandwagon" based on a team’s recent success.
Often, these "fans" face backlash from diehard followers due to a perceived lack of prior support and limited knowledge of the team. However, in the technology world, being a bandwagon fan can be the difference between success and failure. Think back to the introduction of the Internet -- from the beginning there were skeptics who believed it was just another fad that wouldn’t amount to much in the end.

Larry Dignan: Apple Watch: It's an Internet of things play

Source: “Apple Watch has been billed as a fashion statement, the emergence of the smart watch as a real device and a way to generate iPhone sales. Perhaps it's more about the Internet of things ecosystem. When Apple Watch was revealed on Monday, a lot of the moving parts were already known. And then Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a few items that were begging to be connected. Among them:
700 million iPhones sold;
Apple Pay;
Car Play.

Irene Mavrommati: The HYBRID CITY 3: Data to the People. 17-19 September 2015

Hybrid City is an international biennial event dedicated to exploring the emergent character of the city and the potential transformative shift of the urban condition, as a result of ongoing developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and of their integration in the urban physical context. It aims to promote dialogue and knowledge exchange among experts drawn from academia, as well as researchers, artists, designers, advocates, stakeholders and decision makers, actively involved in addressing questions on the nature of the technologically mediated Read more about Irene Mavrommati: The HYBRID CITY 3: Data to the People. 17-19 September 2015

Carmen Lopez: Call for Papers 7th International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks And Management MONAMI 2015 16-18 September 2015 Santander, Spain

MONAMI 2015 aims at bringing together top researchers, academics and practitioners specializing in the area of Mobile Network Management, Service Management, Virtualization and Object Management.
Multiaccess and resource management, mobility management, and network management have emerged as core topics in the design, deployment and operation of current and future networks.

Patrick McFadin: Internet of Things: where does the data go?

Source: “THE INTERNET OF Things means different things to different people. To vendors, it’s the latest in a slew of large-scale trends to affect their enterprise customers, and the latest marketing bandwagon they have to consider. To enterprise organizations, it’s still a jumble of technical standards, conflicting opinions and big potential. For developers, it’s a big opportunity to put together the right mix of tools and technologies, and probably something they are already doing under another name. Understanding how these technologies work together on a technical level is Read more about Patrick McFadin: Internet of Things: where does the data go?

Giulio Coraggio: The Internet of Things will “rock” the retail sector

Source: “The Internet of Things will generate in the retail sector US $ 329 billion of revenues by 2018 according to a report published by SAP, but such massive growth has to deal with legal issues concerning not only privacy compliance and cybersecurity, but also among others product liability.
What is the Internet of Things in the retail sector?
The Internet of Things is leading retail companies including fashion companies to better know their customers, customize and improve their purchase experience and services through among others sensors and big data analytics.

Steve Symington: Want Lower Car Insurance? This Internet of Things Company Can Help

Source: “There are many well-known ways to lower your car insurance bill, from raising your deductible to reducing coverage on older vehicles, or simply comparing rates between providers. But thanks to the "Internet of things" -- that is, the trend of taking everyday objects and giving them network connectivity -- there's a new, high-tech way you can bring down your cost for car insurance. And though it's becoming more popular by the day, chances are you haven't even heard of it yet. So you're a good driver? Prove it and save.


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