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.

Nandagopal Rajan: Smartwatches, smartshoes and... smartsocks? The baffling world of wearable technology

Source: "Technology is becoming so much a part of our lives that it will now be a part of our bodies too. Wearable technology has been the buzz since the launch of Google Glass earlier this year.


Ana trejo Pulido: Open Smart Cities I: Open Source Internet of Things

Source: ""Open Smart Cities I" is the first post of a series of three that address, from the point of view of open source software, several technological areas related to Smart Cities, as the Internet of Things, Cloud, Big Data, or Smart Cities platform of services and applications. In this post, we make a brief review of the concept of Smart City Read more about Ana trejo Pulido: Open Smart Cities I: Open Source Internet of Things



ClouT: Group in EU and Japan leveraging cloud and IoT for smart city admin

Source: "The name given for this project is ClouT, means cloud of things. These group of members to develop infrastructure, services, tools and applications for municipalities and their various stakeholders including citizens, service developers and application integrators to create, deploy and manage user centric Read more about ClouT: Group in EU and Japan leveraging cloud and IoT for smart city admin



Ken Figueredo: 'Place' as an IoT Strategy

For companies that actually want and need to develop an IoT strategy, however, the lack of clarity in distinguishing between IoT services (based on mash-ups of data from multiple and often un-related sources) and traditional M2M services (which involve connected devices within a narrow and well defined industry vertical) constitutes a source of long term business risk. Read more about Ken Figueredo: 'Place' as an IoT Strategy



Tristan Louis: After Mobile - The Smarter City

Among the trends we’ve explored so far are how technology companies are looking at the living room and the human body as two big battlegrounds. This week, let’s take a survey of a new phenomenon called the Internet of things and its more specific application to cities.Started as a concept over a decade ago, the internet of things stems from the idea that every object Read more about Tristan Louis: After Mobile - The Smarter City



Ian B. Murphy: Stream Processing Poised for Boost from Internet of Things

Source: "Of big data’s famously challenging three Vs—volume, variety, and velocity—it’s velocity that is poised for an enormous breakout from a glut of information generated by the Internet of things.
Soon, sensors on everything from cell phones to refrigerators will be sending constant streams of data


The 10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2013)

IEEE UIC 2013Ubiquitous sensors, devices, networks and information are paving the way towards a smart world (SW) in which computational intelligence is distributed throughout the physical environment to provide trustworthy and relevant services to people. This ubiquitous intelligence (UI) Read more about The 10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2013)



Abacus OS: Abacus makes API integration and app development fast and easy!

Gabriel Ortiz: "When we developed our software, we always knew we were building an operating system for the Internet of Things. After we first installed our operating system onto the microservers, it was a very exciting day for us, but we knew we still had a long way to go. This is why we turned to Kickstarter. Like many game-changing solutions, our project is not without its risks Read more about Abacus OS: Abacus makes API integration and app development fast and easy!



Stacey Higginbotham : The internet of things may drive you nuts before it makes things better

Source: "The people applying the internet of things at big companies are often marketers not the engineers. So some products might be amazing, while others could be simply annoying. The scariest thing anyone has ever said to me about the internet of things wasn’t about the NSA spying on my gadgets Read more about Stacey Higginbotham : The internet of things may drive you nuts before it makes things better



Sara Angeles: 8 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change the Way We Work

Source: "The "Internet of Things" (IoT) may sound like the futuristic wave of talking refrigerators and self-starting cars, but Internet-connected devices that communicate with one another will affect our lives outside the "smart home" as well. For workers,  IoT will change the way we work by saving time and resources and opening new opportunities for growth and innovation." Read more about Sara Angeles: 8 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change the Way We Work



Claire O’Brien: RAND Europe’s new report on Internet of Things for the European Commission

The Internet of Things (IoT) is developing rapidly and may challenge conventional business, market, policy and societal models. RAND Europe’s new report for the European Commission (EC), Europe’s policy options for a dynamic and trustworthy development of the Internet of Things, aims to inform a consistent European policy stance  Read more about Claire O’Brien: RAND Europe’s new report on Internet of Things for the European Commission



Nathan Eddy: Internet of Things Poses Challenges, Opportunities for Businesses: Gartner

Source: "The sheer diversity of applications for the Internet of Things--the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and interact with their internal states or the external environment--is so broad that it is easy to become overwhelmed and yet find nothing that appears to relate directly to one's existing business,  Read more about Nathan Eddy: Internet of Things Poses Challenges, Opportunities for Businesses: Gartner



Alyssa Oursler: Cisco ‘Internet of Things’ Has Mind-Blowing Potential

Source: "Cisco (CSCO) has soared more than 63% during the past 12 months and, if CEO John Chambers is right about the $14 trillion opportunity in the “Internet of Things,” that could just be the beginning of long-term upside. The Internet of Things is a simple concept. Over time, it means more and more inanimate (and animate, actually) things will be connected to the Internet,  Read more about Alyssa Oursler: Cisco ‘Internet of Things’ Has Mind-Blowing Potential



Chad Brooks; The Internet of Things: A Seamless Network of Everyday Objects

Source: "Gone are the days of computers, smartphones and tablets being the only objects able to connect to the Internet. Today, nearly everything around us — from coffee pots and household lights to vending machines and cars — has the ability to be brought online to interact with other machines. This idea of physical objects communicating and interacting Read more about Chad Brooks; The Internet of Things: A Seamless Network of Everyday Objects



Sally Applin: Input to FTC on Privacy and Security Implications of the IO

Source: "As social and behavioral scientists, a chief concern with the IoT is how populations will adapt and respond to the IoT and how these changes in behavior will impact social patterns. With the mobile web most people under 50 want (and use) a nearly continuous connection to maintain relationships and exchange  Read more about Sally Applin: Input to FTC on Privacy and Security Implications of the IO



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