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.

The Public IoT (PIoT) symposium is hosted in Singapore 21-24 April 2014.

The purpose of the symposium is to discuss recent advances in technologies, business models and applications that contribute towards the creation of an open and publicly accessible Internet of Things. Many current IoT platforms and deployments are in fact private so called “intra-nets” Read more about The Public IoT (PIoT) symposium is hosted in Singapore 21-24 April 2014.



Dan Farber: SmartThings opens shop for Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is open for business, and SmartThings wants to be the hub that connects developers and device makers with consumers. The startup launched the SmartThings Shop, a marketplace for hardware and apps that do everything from unlocking doors and turning lights on or off to keeping valuables safe and triggering a siren sound Read more about Dan Farber: SmartThings opens shop for Internet of Things



Oliver Rack: A strategic outlook: Smart cities need smart citizens

Oliver Rack: Smart cities need smart citizens
 
Post-PRISM and future Ubiquity Computing will challenge societies and demands stronger competence building, smart citizenship and digital ethics for societal adoption.
....There won't be truly smart cities without smart citizens


Research and Market: "Internet of Things: How the Vision is being Researched, Developed & Productized" report to their offering.

The vision of the 'Internet of Things', in which Internet connectivity is extended to huge numbers of 'things' in the real world, promises to transform our ability to process information about the real world and interact with real-world objects electronically. Read more about Research and Market: "Internet of Things: How the Vision is being Researched, Developed & Productized" report to their offering.



Lawrence I. Lerner: Jailbreaking the Internet: The Shape of Things to Come

Both “Internet” and “Things” are used in a very broad way. In this instance Internet is extended to include communications protocols beyond the traditional Internet Protocol that we generally think about for networked devices. Communications within the IoT ecosystem also includes traditional radio, Bluetooth, RFID and more. The “Things” in an IoT ecosystem Read more about Lawrence I. Lerner: Jailbreaking the Internet: The Shape of Things to Come



Wolfgang Kleinwächter: "Communication with and among objects: How we can envisage the governance of an Internet of Things (IOT)?

Wolfgang Kleinwächter: The IGF in Baku is just ten days away and we are in the final stage of the preparations for the IOT Workshop and the business meeting of the IGF IOT Governance Dynamic Coalition. The workshop Read more about Wolfgang Kleinwächter: "Communication with and among objects: How we can envisage the governance of an Internet of Things (IOT)?



Mirko Presser: CrowdBins is a solution that enables citizens to do something about their trash problem

CrowdBins is a solution that enables citizens to do something about their trash problem by connecting public trash bins to an app. To do this, CrowdBins uses stickers with QR-codes.

This allows volunteers to cooperate on maintaining a bin, and the user of the bin to scan the QR-code and give a heads up when the bin is full.  Read more about Mirko Presser: CrowdBins is a solution that enables citizens to do something about their trash problem



Tenure-track Position in Interaction Design (80%); Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

Deadline October 6 2013. We are particularly interested in applicants whose profile is multidisciplinary and whose work focuses on innovative design approaches within the context of ecological-economic sustainability and socio-cultural responsibility. The candidate’s research and teaching interests should be related to topic of embodied and spatial interaction design. Read more about Tenure-track Position in Interaction Design (80%); Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)



Yunchuan Sun: The submission deadline to IIKI2013 has been extended to Aug. 25, 2013

This international workshop provides the growing technical and scientific community developing around the Internet of Things with a dedicated high-quality forum where the latest research findings around identification, information and knowledge can be exchanged, new developments can be explored and real-world systems Read more about Yunchuan Sun: The submission deadline to IIKI2013 has been extended to Aug. 25, 2013



Carla Diana: How can we design an internet of things for everyone (not just alpha geeks)?

Source: "Makers and alpha geeks have found meaningful applications for the internet of things but there is still a big gap between them and the average user who doesn’t want to hack. How do we design for everyone? Despite the influx of new products and considerable excitement around the Internet of Things, from a design and innovation point of view, we are in a “blank slate” moment.  Read more about Carla Diana: How can we design an internet of things for everyone (not just alpha geeks)?



A Journal of Things

 

Their mission is to provide a comprehensive resource for decision makers to learn about, discover and evaluate resources related to the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine To Machine communication (M2M), the Industrial Internet, and big data. Journal Of Things covers the internet of things, M2M communication and big data: resources and companies related to the internet of things, big data/data analysis, for communicating, collecting and sharing data. Read more about A Journal of Things



Kris De Decker: Worries from 2009 very relevant to IoT

The energy-intensive nature of digital technology is not due only to energy-intensive manufacturing processes. Equally as important is the extremely short lifecycle of most gadgets. If digital products would last a lifetime (or at least a decade), embodied energy would not be such an issue. Most computers and other electronic devices are replaced only after a couple of years, while they are still perfectly workable devices.  Read more about Kris De Decker: Worries from 2009 very relevant to IoT



Maria Deutscher: From Wifi Trash Cans to Smart Cities

Source: "The Internet of Things is growing at an accelerating pace. This week a startup called Renew launched an initiative to transform London’s trash cans into high-tech geolocation trackers, Citrix got the word out about the benefits of BYOD for small businesses, and North Korea unveiled a new smartphone. Vietnam also grabbed headlines after it contracted IBM to enhance water and transportation infrastructure in its fourth largest city." Read more about Maria Deutscher: From Wifi Trash Cans to Smart Cities



Simone Rebaudengo: from Internets to Relationships of Things

Addicted Products is a speculation, a question pointing towards our relationships with objects and the implications of designing smart and connected products. It is a step against the model of constant ownership, a scenario in which a product can be shared without the active decision of a person, but based on its own needs as a product. What if more products would behave in the same way?  Read more about Simone Rebaudengo: from Internets to Relationships of Things



Duke Chung: Customer Service in the Age of the Internet of Things

Good customer service in this age of the Internet of Things will take one step further and take place right on the device itself — screens to tap to search knowledge bases for answers, chat live with a rep, or schedule a service appointment. Imagine a service rep talking you through changing your tire, or a virtual agent who advises you to adjust specific settings on your refrigerator so that it runs at greatest efficiency. Read more about Duke Chung: Customer Service in the Age of the Internet of Things



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