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.

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,”



Tim Campbell: Beyond Smart Cities

Source: "Cities can never solve globally significant problems by themselves, much less pay for the costs.  But they are beginning to act like self-sponsored laboratories of invention. At the same time, they are establishing a new edge in best practice that can lead to more readily adoptable standards by nation states.  Perhaps more important, cities are forging a system of learning and exchange Read more about Tim Campbell: Beyond Smart Cities



Jamie Cifuentes: SAP Infographic: The Internet of Things

Source: ""The Internet of Things" includes everything from smartphone apps that control your home's lights and temperature from afar to real-time analytics that help ease traffic congestion and city parking woes, according to SAP. In a survey provided by SAP, 85 percent of IT decision makers (ITDMs) think that M2M is a natural technological evolution and will advance the "consumerization of IT" trend." Read more about Jamie Cifuentes: SAP Infographic: The Internet of Things



Ajit Jaokar: Using physical computing (Raspberry Pi, Arduino etc) to teach computer science in schools

Using physical computing (Raspberry Pi, Arduino etc) to teach computer science in schools. feynlabs is developing a set of unique techniques to accelerate the learning of programming, computer science and computational thinking among young people. Read more about Ajit Jaokar: Using physical computing (Raspberry Pi, Arduino etc) to teach computer science in schools



Ross Rubin: One of the hottest areas in Tech: Internet of Things

Source: "One of the hottest areas of tech right now is the Internet of Things, wherein everyday objects communicate with each other. As doorknobs and clothing learn to communicate, we can only hope that they will protect their language better than the humans who have seen English reduced to abbreviated gibberish in the face of texting and Twitter.

read further Read more about Ross Rubin: One of the hottest areas in Tech: Internet of Things



Twitter Testing IoT

"Webb, meanwhile, asserts that Berg Cloud and other rapid-prototyping platforms that combine basic networking hardware with prepackaged user-interface templates are a natural evolution for consumer-product companies to take in the post-PC era. “When we look back on this era, we’ll be amazed that the Internet was ever trapped behind glass,” he says. “In the same way we’re amazed now that to use a phone, you once had to be tied to the wall.”"" Read more about Twitter Testing IoT



Workshop on Security Tools and Techniques for Internet of Things (SeTTIT)

Source: "E-health systems have the objective to continuously monitor the state of patients in order to increase knowledge and understanding of their physical status. Being a system of systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) has to master the challenge of integrating heterogeneous systems...

 


BSC: The Societal Impact of the Internet of Things

We are still in the early stages of the IoT—essentially still just building the plumbing—and current uses are still very traditional. However, there is likely to be more radical innovation in the future, which will present its own challenges and opportunities. How do we improve public understanding of the IoT in order to encourage informed debate? Read more about BSC: The Societal Impact of the Internet of Things



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