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.

Sharon Gaudin: CERN celebrates the Web and how it changed the world

Source: ""The web will grow at an even faster rate over the next decade than it did over the past decade," said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy. "This will be driven by the Internet of Things, where many objects are interconnected. Read more about Sharon Gaudin: CERN celebrates the Web and how it changed the world



Steve Smith: Value Connected: The Promise Of An Internet of Things

The idea here is that sensors on everything from your engine service light to traffic cams will be sending updates on status from what IMS Research says will be 22 billion Web-connected devices by 2020. The result will be -- wait for it -- 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. Read more about Steve Smith: Value Connected: The Promise Of An Internet of Things



Early Bird for IoT Week in Helsinki ends TODAY, best be quick!

Since its launch in 2011, the IoT Week has become the leading European meeting place for researchers and representatives from industry and politics active in the area of the Internet of Things. The past two editions attracted more than 400 participants from all over the world Read more about Early Bird for IoT Week in Helsinki ends TODAY, best be quick!



Chris Rezendes: We need a lot of people to change their minds about a couple of really big ideas. –

 “Too many technology providers with too much power are thinking of all of us now as consumers or units of production – buyers and sellers only – and that has to stop. Rezendes spells out a new connected world, Read more about Chris Rezendes: We need a lot of people to change their minds about a couple of really big ideas. –



Mathieu Boussard: Welcome to the IoT-A Unified Requirements list !

Welcome to the IoT-A Unified Requirements list !: Requirements in IoT-A are mainly targeted at supporting and validating the work on the Architectural Reference Model (ARM). While requirement work within the project tries to follow requirement best practices Read more about Mathieu Boussard: Welcome to the IoT-A Unified Requirements list !



IDC: “The Coming of Age of the Internet of Things in Government,”

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is reaching a tipping point that will make it a sustainable paradigm for practical applications that can change the future of individuals, enterprises and the public sector,” said Massimiliano Claps, Research Director, IDC EMEA Government Insights. Read more about IDC: “The Coming of Age of the Internet of Things in Government,”



It’s at this level that we see the emergence of the Internet of Things.

"Now the API movement is headed below the application to the machine level, Doyle said. It’s at this level that we see the emergence of the Internet of Things. Here, everything become programmable, able to send and receive data, integrate it and trigger actions." Read more about It’s at this level that we see the emergence of the Internet of Things.



Peter Schaar: Also increasing is the alleviated use of many everyday objects by the “internet of things”

"Also increasing is the alleviated use of many everyday objects by the “internet of things” - from cars to electricity meters to television - computer chips simplify our lives, but at the same time.. Read more about Peter Schaar: Also increasing is the alleviated use of many everyday objects by the “internet of things”



James Lee: Taiwan and EU to work together on IoT (and IoT-A)

Source: "Taipei, April 26 (CNA) Taiwan and the European Union will work together to develop the smart industry and the Internet of Things (IOT) technology, eyeing the growing global market, representatives from both sides said Friday.


Thomas van Manen: Things That Talk: A Dictionary for the Internet of Things

Source: "Thomas van Manen: "“Do you think, an orchid will ever be able to tell its story? Do you think, it is possible to teach traffic to speak? Do you think, a car can call an ambulance faster than a phone? Can you imagine an ambulance.. Read more about Thomas van Manen: Things That Talk: A Dictionary for the Internet of Things



RIOT: The friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things

RIOT goes public.

"RIOT is the direct successor of µkleos. We decided on re-branding to avoid problems with spelling and pronouncing the name of the operating system. We explicitly promote RIOT to a larger community." Read more about RIOT: The friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things



Raffaele Giaffreda: Reporting from the First Italian IoT Day

Reporting from the First Italian IoT DayThe First Italian Internet of Things (IoT) Day, organised by CREATE-NET / iCore, took place on the 9th of April in Trento and gathered great visibility as documented also as part of this storify.The event lined-up a number of keynotes including amongst others Claudio Carnevali and Adrian McEwen... Read more about Raffaele Giaffreda: Reporting from the First Italian IoT Day



IoT World meets in Brazil, São Paulo, 21st-24th May 2013

The FP7-288315 PROBE-IT and the Brazilian IoT Competitiveness Forum invites you, your colleagues and other interested parties, to take-part of a multifaceted activity with experimentation, presentations, debate and demonstrations concerning key aspects of the Internet-of-Things (IoT), in São Paulo (Brazil) from 21st-24th of May 2013. Read more about IoT World meets in Brazil, São Paulo, 21st-24th May 2013



Allisto Heikki: The Finnish national PPP project on IoT

The future potential for IoT is enormous. A large number of innovative services and applications are enabled by the intercon- nection of large numbers of devices. However, the potential can only be realized if the cost for deploying various solutions is low enough, and various devices are interoperable with each other. Read more about Allisto Heikki: The Finnish national PPP project on IoT



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