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.

A very strong EU presence at IoT China 2013, the most influential IoT Conference in China,

A very strong EU presence at IoT China 2013, among the most influential of IoT Conferences in China, mixing academic insights and business experience and needs in such a way that it meets a current reality. That is a complex and difficult one as IoT is quite disruptive. However with the right amount of infrastructural planning Read more about A very strong EU presence at IoT China 2013, the most influential IoT Conference in China,



Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communications Market to Reach $290.0 Billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 30.1%

Source: "According to a new market report, “Internet of Things Market & Machine-To-Machine Communication Market – Advanced Technologies, Future Cities & Adoption Trends, Roadmaps & Worldwide Forecasts (2012 – 2017)”," Read more about Internet of Things (IoT) & Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Communications Market to Reach $290.0 Billion by 2017 at a CAGR of 30.1%



Iain Akerman: The next big thing will be physical, not social

Source: "While social media companies have sparked excitement at the conference in recent years, this year the focus was on hardware start-ups, specifically companies building web-connected physical products in a developing area known as ‘The Internet of Things’. Made possible by the proliferation of smartphones and the advent of crowd funding sites like Kickstarter... Read more about Iain Akerman: The next big thing will be physical, not social



Rob van Kranenburg: Phronesis: Innovation in the crucible of development of Internet of Things

Ordinary citizens have everything to gain from IoT: better feedback on their health and that of their loved ones, better deals for leasing (ownership of hybrid objects makes less sense), better decision making on local and global levels (direct representation takes out ineffective governments Read more about Rob van Kranenburg: Phronesis: Innovation in the crucible of development of Internet of Things



The Internet of Things at Internet World 2013

Source: "Also new for 2013 was the Internet of Things feature which allowed visitors to interact with objects which are connected to the internet...Sarah Tanner said, "The Internet of Things feature was incredibly well received and really goes to show the strength of face-to-face events for business. Our visitors want to be inspired and to interact with technologies of the future.  Read more about The Internet of Things at Internet World 2013



Nandagopal Rajan: 'The Internet of Things is already here', says Roberto Saracco

Source:In an email interaction, Roberto Saracco, President and Node Director of European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) Italy, explains how the Internet of Things is already a part of our lives.Q: Is the internet of things already here, or are we just at the beginning of a revolution? Read more about Nandagopal Rajan: 'The Internet of Things is already here', says Roberto Saracco



Sentrollers and the Internet of Things

Source: "GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low power RF-semiconductor company, today posted a new White Paper called “Sentrollers and the Internet of Things”. In this paper Sentrollers are defined as a new, all-encompassing term for sensors, actuators and controllers – the various devices that make up the new Internet of Things. The white paper also describes the important role of ZigBee, the technology of choice for the Smart Home, Read more about Sentrollers and the Internet of Things



Ciprian Dobre: Big Data and Internet of Things: A Roadmap for Smart Environments

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Big Data and Internet of Things: A Roadmap for Smart Environments, a book edited by: Nik Bessis, University of Derby, United Kingdom
 & Ciprian Dobre, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. To be published in the "Studies in Computational Intelligence" book series, Springer (2014) Read more about Ciprian Dobre: Big Data and Internet of Things: A Roadmap for Smart Environments



Special Issue on Personalization and Situation Awareness in Smart Environments

Call for Papers: "A smart environment is a digitally augmented physical ecosystem in which pervasive and non-invasive instrumented objects are intelligently perceptive and responsive to its inhabitants’ state. Smart infrastructures enable the extraction of knowledge from users and systems, Read more about Special Issue on Personalization and Situation Awareness in Smart Environments



BLN: Stefan Ferber on IoT in Harvard Business Review

Source: "The Harvard Business Review have posted one of the best short analyses I’ve seen of what the Internet of Things means to traditional manufacturing businesses, written by a man who should know: Stefan Ferber, Bosch’s Director of Communities. He makes the point that, beyond the simple efficiency gains that the IoT enables (and let’s not underestimate those) Read more about BLN: Stefan Ferber on IoT in Harvard Business Review



Eric Schmidt on 'right to be forgotten' anticipating FTC IoT Workshop (Nov 21)

Mike Wheatley: The Internet needs a delete button: "The big problem with the internet today is that everyone leaves a digital footprint of some sort, and if we make mistakes in our youth its nigh on impossible to delete these from the web....“This lack of a delete button on the Internet is in fact a significant issue,” Schmidt continued. Read more about Eric Schmidt on 'right to be forgotten' anticipating FTC IoT Workshop (Nov 21)



Shara Tibken: Qualcomm CEO Jacobs: "Privacy is something that's going to be a little bit like a cat-and-mouse game,"

Source: "Paul Jacobs, speaking at the Wired Business Conference in New York, said that nearly everything people interact with will be connected to the Internet in the future, but that also means companies have to figure out a way to make such technology less intrusive. Read more about Shara Tibken: Qualcomm CEO Jacobs: "Privacy is something that's going to be a little bit like a cat-and-mouse game,"



CFP:The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2013)

The emergence of the cyber-physical-social computing will significantly change the way we see the world. In the mean time, the convergence of the physical, cyber, and social spaces will exhibit a variety of complicated characteristics, which brings more open issues and challenges for research communities.  Read more about CFP:The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2013)



Ben van Lier: on Cisco, IoE & IoT

Source: "The American company Cisco has its own ideas about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will develop in the future – it foresees a slow but sure transformation from the Internet of Things to an Internet of Everything. According to Cisco, this Internet of Everything will come into existence once different networks (e.g. Internet, telecom) are seamlessly interconnected. Read more about Ben van Lier: on Cisco, IoE & IoT



Natasha Baker: “(Apps) are the people end of the Internet of things,”

Source: “(Apps) are the people end of the Internet of things,” said Stephen Prentice, vice president and fellow at research advisory firm Gartner. “On one hand you’ve got all these devices giving out information, and on the other you have people accessing them increasingly through their tablets or mobile phones."Home control is a popular use of the technology. Read more about Natasha Baker: “(Apps) are the people end of the Internet of things,”



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