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.

The Internet of Things is driving demand for more edge connectivity

Source: "The Internet of Things is driving demand for more edge connectivity. Network architects and systems integrators looking to build advanced public safety, industrial automation, and service provider applications need a way to reliably attach an increasingly wide array of IP devices and sensors to the edge of a network," said John McCool, president and CEO of Firetide. Read more about The Internet of Things is driving demand for more edge connectivity



Maria Deutscher: Internet of Things Review: Mobility Takes Center Stage

A company called Centrify is taking a different approach to enabling the Internet of Things.

The firm offers a cloud-based mobile device management platform that helps enterprises plug employee-owned devices into their backend environments without having to create custom code or risk security vulnerabilities. Read more about Maria Deutscher: Internet of Things Review: Mobility Takes Center Stage



Netherlands : Internet of Things Gets Major Distance Boost From IBM and Semtech

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IBM and Semtech Corp., a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced a significant advancement in wireless technology, combining IBM software and Semtech hardware to create a system capable of transmitting data up to a distance of 15 km (9 miles)... Read more about Netherlands : Internet of Things Gets Major Distance Boost From IBM and Semtech



Internet of Everything – from buzzword to business generator?

Almost two thirds (65 percent) of customers are currently considering moving to the cloud,... 52 percent of those questioned believed that the Internet of Things [or the Internet of Everything] and M2M trend is causing resellers to increase focus on fixed broadband, while 59 percent said the big data trend is responsible for a rise in investment." Read more about Internet of Everything – from buzzword to business generator?



Adam Greenfield: Against the Smart City

As promoted by enterprises like IBM, Siemens and Cisco Systems, the vision of the "smart city" proposes that this technology can be harnessed by municipal administrators to achieve unprecedented levels of efficiency,security, convenience and sustainability. But a closer look at what this body of ideas actually consists of suggests that such a city will not, and cannot, serve the interests of the people who live in it. Read more about Adam Greenfield: Against the Smart City



Bruno Encarnacao: VISAPP 2014 Position Papers

The International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, VISAPP 2014 -, to be held in Lisbon, Portugal (January 5 - 8, 2014) is now welcoming the submission of position papers whose deadline is scheduled for next OCTOBER 15. A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to.. Read more about Bruno Encarnacao: VISAPP 2014 Position Papers



Bruno Encarnacao: Open CFP Doctoral Consortium on Computer Vision '22/10/2013

There is an open call for papers, until October 22, for the Doctoral Consortium on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications 2014. The Doctoral Consortium will take place in conjunction with the 9th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP), Read more about Bruno Encarnacao: Open CFP Doctoral Consortium on Computer Vision '22/10/2013



Alex Gluhak is nominated for the The ID People Awards

The ID People Awards are assigned to outstanding members of the ID Revolution Community who have distinguished themselves during the last 12 months for commitment, leadership, creativity and innovation.  The awards are the world’s most highly regarded recognition of the contributions by the thought leaders, innovators and pioneering adopters that drive the development of ID technology. Read more about Alex Gluhak is nominated for the The ID People Awards



Neil Gershenfeld and Danny Cohen: End-to-End Modulation for Embedded Networks (2006)

Source: "The Internet may be the most complex system everengineered; from the first host in 1969, it’s grown to comprise more than 1 billion routable host addresses. Its future expansion may be more dramatic still due to the demand to extend the Internet from people to thing Read more about Neil Gershenfeld and Danny Cohen: End-to-End Modulation for Embedded Networks (2006)



Shane Dyer (Arrayent): Simple things need simple protocols

TCP requires a complicated session coordination procedure before any data can be sent between device and server (useful for web browsing or file downloads, but completely unnecessary for connected devices), whereas UDP enables devices to just send and receive data unannounced, dramatically reducing the data center footprint required by millions of connected devices. Read more about Shane Dyer (Arrayent): Simple things need simple protocols



Jesse Berst: Smart grid backlash: More utilities choose opt-out fees for smart meter protesters

Source: "Quick Take: I have long advocated that utilities allow customers to opt out of smart meters if they have objections. Provided, that is, that those customers pay a fee to cover the extra costs of manual meter reading. After all, it isn't fair that the rest of your customers subsidize
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Rachel Metz: Free Software Ties the Internet of Things Together

Source: "As more devices emerge that can connect to the Web, we’ll need new technology to make these devices easier to use and able to connect to each other.

Open sesame: OpenRemote’s software can connect and automate all kinds of devices. You can use its software to design a custom device controller. Read more about Rachel Metz: Free Software Ties the Internet of Things Together



On November 12 and 13, IoT and M2M professionals will be in Slovenia

Conference: "For the third year in a row, Living bits and things 2013 is pursuing its mission: providing a platform for connecting business and research professionals in the area of Internet of things (IoT) and Machine to Machine technology. Due to vast potential of the topic and the interest expressed, it has become a two day event, keeping its venue in Bled, Slovenia. Read more about On November 12 and 13, IoT and M2M professionals will be in Slovenia



Noah J. Nelson: Twitter and Comcast's "See It" A Sly Step Towards the "Internet of Things"

Source: "Social network Twitter has taken a cultural capital lead in conversation about live TV. Now the service, ahead of its IPO, is getting together with cable provider Comcast and that company's subsidiary NBCUniversal to launch a new program called "See It."
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Richard Benson: Arguing the disappearance of interaction in IoT from the arts

The devices we make can already go where we are not allowed, through distances in time and space that biology simply can't cope with, and it is just too interesting out there for this practice to do anything but grow. Before too long, technological tools will probably ven comprehend what is discovered better then we can. Read more about Richard Benson: Arguing the disappearance of interaction in IoT from the arts



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