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.

Special Issue on Interaction in Augmented Smart Environments, Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED to MAY 19: Digitally augmented environments facilitate accessing additional layers of virtual information and services, which are conceptually linked to real references (objects, spaces, people, interfaces, sensors, etc.). In order to interface with these invisible layers, novel interaction models are being developed. Following the usability paradigm ‘easy to learn,easy to use,’ Read more about Special Issue on Interaction in Augmented Smart Environments, Call for Papers



Alex Bassi: Internet of Things: from 'owning' objects to 'using' objects

Source: (IoT-A Newsletter 4): "Internet revolutionized the "old style" business models. IoT can bring a similar revolution. Full traceability of goods can be the key of "IoT-enabled" business models. While so far the accent was mainly put on privacy concerns, we can look this issue from a different point of view. Given that security issues and privacy is respected, having full traceability Read more about Alex Bassi: Internet of Things: from 'owning' objects to 'using' objects



David Stephenson: Explaining Internet of Things

It is not easy to explain Internet of Things to a broad audience but David Stephenson is doing a great job. From cybersecurity, to changing management styles, NEST and Arduino, the lack of policy focus in the US, Ipv6, Jerry the Bear, the toy that empowers children with diabetes by turning the tables (the children 'treat' the bear), and the pill capsule that facilitates more effictive and on-time drug intake, it's all there. Read more about David Stephenson: Explaining Internet of Things



Stuart Corner: The Things of Internet...to Come

"It's a montage of photographs behind each of which lurks a message on what the Internet of Everything will bring. A tree links to: "When we connect billions of sensors around the globe on trees, at sea, in the air and in space, they will talk to one another and to us through our intelligent networks. And as we study and share this massive amount of data, we will start to understand and address climate change."" Read more about Stuart Corner: The Things of Internet...to Come



Jay Thomas: Why I Really Need the Internet of Things

"With all the technology we have to track packages and receive delivery notification texts, I really had to wonder why we don’t have the technology to track a package to a “safe” delivery. But as I thought about it, I realized we do. We have cell phones with more Apps than I can remember what to do with, we have GPS, we have automated package tracking with “instant delivery” notification... Read more about Jay Thomas: Why I Really Need the Internet of Things



Ki Mae Heussner: Apple patent points to platform for wearable sensors, internet of things

"The concept, the filing says, relates to sensing and reporting movement, as well as environmental factors, including “temperature, health functions, fitness effects, and changing conditions.” The applications could span everything from shipping and industrial production to sports, medicine, fitness and wellness." Read more about Ki Mae Heussner: Apple patent points to platform for wearable sensors, internet of things



Julie Jacobson: Internet of Things as The Next Big Thing in Home Control

Source: 
The “Internet of Things” is the big trend in home automation, seen most recently in several new products at theConsumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2013. Previously, Wi-Fi radios and related electronics were too pricey, bulky and power-hungry to fit into low-cost lightweight devices such as light switches... Read more about Julie Jacobson: Internet of Things as The Next Big Thing in Home Control



Patricia de Martelaere: A philosophical tale about our time

...Instead of simply enjoying this mysterious “moment” we will be wasting our lives by continuously watching images of world-processes or processes of our own body and desperately trying to interfere, so to speak be quicker than time, like a man chasing his own shadow. Together with the disappearing computer we will disappear ourselves. Read more about Patricia de Martelaere: A philosophical tale about our time



Thornton May: IT and the Internet of Things

Source: "A few weeks ago, the IT Leadership Academy took the pulse of a few dozen CIOs regarding the state of the Internet of Things. Unsurprisingly, every one of them said they were pretty sure that somewhere in their enterprise someone was "linking things," or at least "thinking about linking things." But less than 2% of them had a strategy in place to fully exploit the emerging connectability associated with the Internet of Things. Read more about Thornton May: IT and the Internet of Things



Franck Le Gall: project BUTLER is looking for an additional partner

The BUTLER project currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2013) requires the participation of a new partner to carry out certain tasks within the project. Read more about Franck Le Gall: project BUTLER is looking for an additional partner



Franck Le Gall: The PROBE-IT project proposes a Benchmarking Framework to analyze Smart Cities

The PROBE-IT project proposes a Benchmarking Framework to analyze Smart Cities. The proposed Benchmarking Framework is organized around five main dimensions: Technology, Economy and Finances, Legal and Regulation, Socio-environmental dimension, and Human Factors. Read more about Franck Le Gall: The PROBE-IT project proposes a Benchmarking Framework to analyze Smart Cities



Christian Nold: More-than-Human Participation

Currently, in the fields of Citizen Science, Participatory Sensing and the Internet of Things, people are being encouraged to use technical systems to record and measure the external environment. Innovatively, this session adopts a 'more-than-human' framework (Latour 2004, Bennett 2010), to draw attention to the agency and activities of non-human actors such as living animals and plants, technical devices, concepts and places. Read more about Christian Nold: More-than-Human Participation



John Soldatos: IERC Activity Chain on different naming, addressing and discovery schemes for the Internet-of-Things

This document provides a catalogue of different naming, addressing and discovery schemes for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), notably schemes that are currently researched, validated and used by IERC projects. Read more about John Soldatos: IERC Activity Chain on different naming, addressing and discovery schemes for the Internet-of-Things



IoT-A Newsletter 4: interviews with Sanford Klausner and Alessandro Bassi

IoT-A, the European Lighthouse Integrated Project addressing the Internet-of-Things Architecture, proposes the creation of an architectural reference model together with the definition of an initial set of key building blocks. Together they are envisioned as crucial foundations for fostering a future Internet of Things. Read more about IoT-A Newsletter 4: interviews with Sanford Klausner and Alessandro Bassi



Markus Weinberger: Privacy in the Internet of Things

Source: "Every now and then there is a new debate about privacy issues in an internet context. I recently had an interesting conversation with Tobias Kowatsch. He is a senior researcher at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen and he published a paper* regarding privacy in the context of theInternet of Things and Services (IoT). Read more about Markus Weinberger: Privacy in the Internet of Things



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