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.

Leo Mirani: The “internet of things” may not always need an internet connection

Source: „The “internet of things” is one of those odd phrases that can mean many things and nothing at the same time. On one hand, it describes a future that is rapidly becoming the present, with all sorts of objects—from televisions and watches to cups and streetlights—able to connect to the internet. On the other hand, it is used a marketing tactic by chip-makers and networking companies eager to sell their wares. Between 26 and 50 million “things" Read more about Leo Mirani: The “internet of things” may not always need an internet connection



Antonio Jara: IoT Everywhere: Towards smart objects everywhere

IoT Everywhere: Towards smart objects everywhere, Belfast, Northern Ireland,  Dec 2-5, 2014. The IoT is defining an ecosystem, where it is not only a network to transfer data, else IoT also is interconnected with Big Data and Cloud Computing to provide intelligence, in order to be able to understand the behaviors, and even define control/actions, through Cyber Physical Systems, according to the information captured by the smart objects that are able around the emerging smarter cities.




Philippe Cousin: Internet of Things Success Stories #1-June 2014

This book is the first of a series which will be an open space for business market stake-holders such as SMEs, but also for researchers to present their success story on how IoT can be used in a particular field to successfully - and often in a cost-effective manner - solve a particular problem (e.g., saving energy, improve heath care, reduce costs). With this book, we want to increase awareness on IoT's positive sides by presenting eleven different IoT success stories, covering topics such as: smart cities Read more about Philippe Cousin: Internet of Things Success Stories #1-June 2014



Roger Strukhoff: How IoT-Ready is Your Enterprise?
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The Internet of Things has taken on a traction this year the likes of which I've not seen during my 25+ years in the global IT industry. Even the birth of the PC and of the Worldwide Web didn't generate the instantaneous momentum I've seen regarding the IoT so far this year.
 
 
 


Daniel Robinson: Internet of Things is needed to stimulate IT investment, says Gartner

Source: „Global IT spending for the past quarter is predicted to be down from 3.2 percent in the previous quarter to 2.1 percent, according to Gartner. In fact, spending is likely to remain flat in the near future until the rise of digital business takes effect, the analyst said.
Gartner's latest Worldwide IT Spending Forecast shows that IT spending remains flat, despite greater optimism that the economy is on the up in many regions. In part, this can


Liz Gannes: Apple Features Internet of Things in New iPhone Ad, “Parenthood”

Source: „Today is the seventh anniversary of the very first iPhone release and Apple is celebrating it with a new ad touting the device’s role in the Internet of Things and its ability to support parenting and foster family interaction. Showcased in the spot are all manner of family-friendly peripherals: the WiThings baby monitor, the Belkin WeMo plug, the ProScope Micro Mobile microscope, the Tractive GPS dog collar, the Kinsa thermometer and Parrot’s Flower Read more about Liz Gannes: Apple Features Internet of Things in New iPhone Ad, “Parenthood”



Wearable technology and sensors changing the world

Source: "Wearable technology and sensors changing the world The conference Samsung Future Technology Needs, London 16/6/14 consisted of about 50 people. Primarily, it served Samsung's need to engage with small companies with technology it seeks. After IDTechEx gave the keynote on Wearable Electronics, NXP gave a commercial on their Coolflux DSP, Nupe gave an excellent and amusing take on managing product development and support, Applied Diagnostics Read more about Wearable technology and sensors changing the world



Srdjan Krco: 9th summer school on IoT: senZations'14 will take place in Croatia during the first week of September.

The 9th summer school on IoT: senZations'14 will take place in Croatia during the first week of September. Several IERC projects will be present there, combining lectures with hands-on experiments (hackathon) and a lot of opportunities for social networking. 
9th Summer School on IoT and Applications


Thor Odinson: Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components.

Source: „The new battery – which uses no metals or toxic materials – is intended for use in power plants, where it can make the energy grid more resilient and efficient by creating a large-scale means to store energy for use as needed.
“The batteries last for about 5,000 recharge cycles


Latif Latid: IoT6 at ICT Spring Europe 2014

Impact of IPv6 on Internet of Things (IoT) in the Banking Sector and SMEs
IPv6 & IOT around the World

Moderator: Latif Ladid, UL/IPv6 Forum President
IPv6 in the Mobile World

Dr. Srdjan Krco, Co-founder and CEO at DunavNET
IPv6, Security & Privacy in IOT

Prof. Antonio Skarmetta, IoT6 Project, UMU, Spain
IPv6 and IoT Services

Sébastien Ziegler, Coordinator IoT6 Project, President & CEO, Mandate International, Switzerland


Steve Ranger; The Internet of Things is at risk: Can HyperCat come to the rescue?

Source: „A group of companies has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) data sharing standard which, it hopes, will level the playing field and give small businesses and chance to compete with the giants of tech.
 
More than 40 organisations — including ARM, BT, IBM, and a number of startups and universities — have been working on a project, funded with £6.4m by


John Soldatos: The OpenIoT project Newsletter

Editorial: The OpenIoT project is continuing its trajectory of high-profile contributions with its very successful participation in IoT Week in London 16-20th June! OpenIoT is now seen as an absolute core flagship project in the IoT space in the EU and world-wide! OpenIoT organised two sessions (IERC Activity Chains 2 and 4), contributed to 3 more including the Architectural Reference Model session and co-organized the Hackathon. In the Hackathon OpenIoT scooped 3 prestigious prizes including the semantic Read more about John Soldatos: The OpenIoT project Newsletter



Shelburne Vineyard Relies on Wireless Sensors and the Cloud to Monitor its Vines

Source: „Shelburne Vineyard has recently deployed a wireless environmental sensing system to monitor key conditions during the growing season. Monitoring temperature lows during the spring and fall is critically important to ensure that grapes are not damaged by frost. During the last week of April in 2012, a cold snap threatened the health of Shelburne Vineyard’s newly budding Marquette crop. ... Read more about Shelburne Vineyard Relies on Wireless Sensors and the Cloud to Monitor its Vines



Dennis McCafferty: Fascinating Facts About the Internet of Things

Source: „If something isn't connected to the Internet—whether human, animal, household appliance, automobile, factory tool, etc.—does it exist? If you're going all-in on the Internet of things, you may conclude that it doesn't. Simply stated, the Internet of things refers to the possibility of providing online connectivity for every "thing" on the planet. In addition to computing devices, the objects and products that can be connected include cars, ovens, bathtubs, Read more about Dennis McCafferty: Fascinating Facts About the Internet of Things



Mike Kavis: The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy

Source: „Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025. Many people wonder if companies are ready for this explosion of data generated for IoT. As with any new technology, security is always the first point of resistance. I agree that IoT brings a wave of new security Read more about Mike Kavis: The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy



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