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.

Sam Kleidsen: Will the Internet of Things change everything?

Source: "By connecting all objects in the physical world to the web, are we ushering in a new golden age of ease and efficiency – or an Orwellian techno-nightmare? So what is the Internet of Things? Well, it’s too wide-ranging, too nebulous a concept to describe in one pithy soundbite, but we’ll give it a shot: it’s when objects in the physical world connect to the web – and each other.
 


Heinz-Guenter Kuelzhammer: EDITORIAL IoT-A Newsletter Special #6

Kevin Ashton, in his opening talk at IoT - Week 2013, Helsinki: “But one thing I know for sure is, now that the Internet of Things is the present and not the future...
 You find this special edition mainly covering the recent line up of events for IoT-A: IoT China 2013, IoT Forum Brazil and IoT Week 2013, Helsinki with selected sessions, in particular on the stakeholder workshops. Read more about Heinz-Guenter Kuelzhammer: EDITORIAL IoT-A Newsletter Special #6



Caroline Nevejan: Mediating Justice: the changing nature of presence in the era of ubiquitous technology

The ubiquitous use of media and networks has fundamentally changed social and organizational processes in today's societies. The speed and scale of information and communication is challenging the process of Justice. The mediated courtroom, in on- and offline contexts, with new types of evidence...
 


Chloe Green: Is Internet of Things to big an idea?

Source:...."Maurizio Pilu is currently director of the Connected Digital Economy Catapult, a project set up by the Technology Strategy Board to nurture the UK’s digital economy.
Before that, he led the TSB’s “Internet of things” programme. Pilu argues that the Internet of things is an “evolution, not a revolution”, one that has already been going for quite some time.
 


Tom Vu: an introduction to Kevin Ashton's recent IoT Keynote

SourceATMEL: "Recently, a number of industry heavyweights have taken a keen interest in the Internet of Things (IoT). Essentially, the IoT involves various nodes collectively generating a tremendous amount of data.  We know there is a strong emphasis now for the “Things being connected”....Remember, there are dependencies across the stack and layers of technology even down to the byte level. 


Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: Internet of Things Meetup 23 (and a waiting list)

Internet of Things Meetup 23Xively
, 4th Floor, 13-21 Curtain Road, EC2A 3LT, London.
19h00 - Welcome from Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino (@iotwatch) & Fee Schmidt-Soltau (@feeschmidts) with updates from Xively

19h10- David Ryan (@oobles) Argot - A language for the Internet of Things


Marc Pous: The Internet of Things Meetup Munich, July 19, 2013

The workshop will have open talks (10-12h) followed by a discussion. After that we would like to held a collaborative exploration of the future of the Internet of Things. We will focus on the topic related with the social network of the Internet of Things with a brainstorming + discussion leaded by Marc Pous. The workshop will finish at 16.00 with some beers included at the end of the session. Read more about Marc Pous: The Internet of Things Meetup Munich, July 19, 2013



Nathaniel Mott: Let's kill the word 'smart'

So let’s stop referring to every device that connects to the Internet as “smart.” If not, eventually some (smart) ass is going to take it to the next level and lead us down the (smart) road to the (smart) apocalypse by developing a “geniusphone” or a “savant television.”

Or perhaps Florida willaccidentally write a law banning the use of just about everything you own.

Whichever comes first. Read more about Nathaniel Mott: Let's kill the word 'smart'



Co creating the Internet of Things with children: Towards Changing the Paradigm

Seminar, September 20, London, UK. Maxcap is 25-30. Register with nikolic.a.marija at gmail.com and kranenbu at xs4all.nl
Organizers: 
Marija Nikolic (SHARE)
Rob van Kranenburg (Council, Internet of People)
Ashley Hall (Innovation Design Engineering Programme, School of Design, RCA)
Location
Royal College of Art - Battersea, 15-25 Howie St, London SW11 4AS
 
 
 

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Veronica Combs: Infonaut is building an Internet of things to help hospitals fight infections

Source: "Hospital-acquired infections are the fourth leading cause of death in America, killing more people than AIDS and breast cancer combined (50,000 vs. 49,000 approximately). Infonaut tracks patients, staff and assets in hospitals within six inches of accuracy. Niall Wallace said that the company’s technology helps hospitals figure out how and when diseases Read more about Veronica Combs: Infonaut is building an Internet of things to help hospitals fight infections



The IEEE Internet of Things Journal

The IEEE Internet of Things Journal is a new peer-reviewed journal that publishes the latest research findings and review articles on the various aspects of IoT. The Journal is co-sponsored by IEEE Sensors Council, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Signal Processing Society. The IEEE IoT-J’s inaugural issue will be published in 2014. Topics will include IoT system architecture, IoT enabling technologies, IoT services and applications, and the social implications of IoT. Read more about The IEEE Internet of Things Journal



iCore project was awarded the Best Demonstration Award at the Future Network and Mobile Summit 2013,

Vera Stavroulaki: "iCore project was awarded the Best Demonstration Award at the Future Network and Mobile Summit 2013, in Lisbon, 3-5 July, out of 26 demonstration stands. The award was nominated based on a voting process by the participants at the conference (approximately 300 people were registered).


Slava Kozlov: Internet of Dragons > Internet of Things

Source: "In December 2009 Summ()n was invited to participate in the inaugural conference of the European Council of the Internet of Things, held in the iMal Center of Digital Culture in Brussels, Belgium. By then the newly established Council united about fifty individual members, both theoreticians and practitioners of the new emerging area, “the Internet of Things”.
 


Bob Dahlberg on Arrayent

Bob Dahlberg: 18 months ago we started seeing a change in the reason compelling major consumer brands to create connected products. At the start we expected that consumer product manufacturers would be driven by the smartphone revolution. ...What is actually driving  leading consumer brands to offer connected products today is to have direct conversations with connected customers. These connected customers are more loyal... than "un-connected" customers of the past.


The ivee Sleek is the first Wifi voice-activated assistant for the home

Source: "Interactive Voice has launched a Kickstart campaign today that looks to gain support for its newest Internet-connected device, the ivee Sleek. The ivee Sleek was first unveiled at CES 2013 and has finally made it to the point of crowd funding. The ivee Sleek is the first Wifi voice-activated assistant for the home that answers questions, obeys commands and controls other internet-connected devices. Read more about The ivee Sleek is the first Wifi voice-activated assistant for the home



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