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.

By BOB : From the smart city to the resilient city

The middle is talking and capturing the destruction of their public lives and personal future hopes with ”iPhone” screen shots and videos. The frontline of the battle to maintain a voice on the future of the city and their rights to make their community is being  challenged by tear gas in favor of “shopping centers” and residential enclaves”... A talkative middle class is the safety network of a resilient city.  Read more about By BOB : From the smart city to the resilient city



Antonio Jara to win IoT Week Businesspitch contest with Vibrain Solutions

The Jury consisted of

  • Alicia Asín Pérez, Libelium
  • Rasmus Blom, ector Grundfos Connect
  • Teemu Toroi, HitSeed
  • Jesper Nevalainen, Bird & Bird
  • Stefan Ferber, Bosch


Joseph Flaherty: MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things

“Look around you — How many of the things you own foster memories?” asks Heun. “How many of those memories are important to your sense of self? And how fast can you access those memories by just touching and looking at these objects?” For many, the number will be high, but the question seems almost unnatural when talking about apps." Read more about Joseph Flaherty: MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things



“Internet of Things” – 10 reasons why you can’t ignore it

Source: "Data, information, streams, NFC, traffic , devices – the Internet of Things is no longer on its way, it’s here, writes ANDY OLDFIELD, Regional Business Director for Russia, Middle East & Africa at Panduit. The Internet of Things (IoT) has to be one of the most exciting phenomena to come out of technology brains since the first geek looked at a component and went, “A-ha!” Read more about “Internet of Things” – 10 reasons why you can’t ignore it



Yva Thakurdas on the IT Skills Shortage in the UK

"How can this be? It's a combination of a drop in university applications to study Computer Science, a decrease in numbers of Computer Science graduates, and a fall in students striving for jobs in the IT industry. The primary causes have been a decline in the standard of the computer science educational curriculum over the past 15-20 years and some university curricula not being aligned to industry requirements." Read more about Yva Thakurdas on the IT Skills Shortage in the UK



Tom Reftery: Belkin brings the Internet of things home (with bonus IFTTT)

"We asked Kevin if people would buy one of these Echo products. He replied that “We all care about things which affect us now, and tend to discount things where the benefits are down the line.” The Echo platform, he said can help with immediate savings. It can identify waste, identify costs and potentially shut off water in the event of a burst pipe...
 


Mike Loukides: Networked Things

Source: "So, here’s the challenge:

 

rather than think about what can’t be done or how silly it would be to have a networked refrigerator, let’s take what we already have and think about what we might be able to do if our things were part of an Internet of Things.

What “Things” would you Internet-enable? Read more about Mike Loukides: Networked Things



Steven Max Patterson: The Open Source Internet of Things has some big aspirations

Source: "Internet of Things (IOT) advocate Michael Koster fixated makers and hackers at the recent Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, a few weeks ago. Standing in front of samples of many versions of Arduino, Rasberry Pi, and sensors, he spoke of an open source horizontal platform Read more about Steven Max Patterson: The Open Source Internet of Things has some big aspirations



Brian Proffitt: Connected Silos Or An Internet Of Islands?

"Alternatively, stronger and more widely used protocols used by more devices could create an "Internet of Islands," in Reinhardt's turn of phrase. Devices within a room could communicate directly with each other, the home and then their neighborhood. Data would stay in these smaller domains, speeding services and bolstering privacy." Read more about Brian Proffitt: Connected Silos Or An Internet Of Islands?



8th Summer School on Applications of IoT and Wireless Sensor Networks senZations'13

- SmartSantander tutorial - on how to design and deploy experiments and services in a smart city experimental environment
- Business track - a business perspective of IoT, including joint activities between the technology and business focused participants
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Souza & Amazonas: A novel smart home application using an Internet of Things middleware

The aim of this paper is to describe the development of a novel smart home application based on an architecture and middleware of the Internet of Things.

It integrates temperature and light sensors and the residence interacts directly with them by means of the middleware, Read more about Souza & Amazonas: A novel smart home application using an Internet of Things middleware



We’re Internet of People.

Internet of People Limited manages a global network of over 100 consultants who specialise in topics relevant to the Internet of Things such as smart cities, connected consumer products, sensor development, M2M, security and academic research. We work with you to understand your business needs, the company and its people and find the right consultant for you.
 


Avi: The Internet of Things to come… Demystifying the “myth” of the Smart Fridge

Source: "The story of the future Smart Fridge is just a case study, a way to illustrate how Identified Objects and Connected Devices will work synergistically to create a new consumer product, in this case a new home appliance. Of course, the Internet of Things is much more far-reaching than just the tracking of food in our fridge. Read more about Avi: The Internet of Things to come… Demystifying the “myth” of the Smart Fridge



Victor Vina: Box, Open System for Connected People (2002)

Source:Wireless networks is one of major trends on the technology industry, there are enormous amount of research being undertaken on open standards, protocols and technologies, both on personal area, satellite and mobile telephony networks. There is access to these networks almost everywhere, and sooner or later they will become cheap
 


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