Dave Ragett et al.: Report from the first W3C Workshop on the Web of Things

Report from the first W3C Workshop on the Web of Things to "examine the potential for open standards as a basis for services […] discuss the use of web protocols and scripting languages for implementing services, […] a shared approach to describing services as a basis for interoperability [...] use of HTTP/COAP, Web Sockets, and EXI/JSON for RESTful services."
Today, the official workshop report and minutes were published. See also.

David Rose: Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things

Enchanted Objects: In the tradition of Who Owns the Future? and The Second Machine Age, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs and improve our lives.
We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans.

Piers Fawkes: Reframing the Internet of Things as the Real World Web

Source: „The Real World Web report from PSFK Labs aims to make sense of the ideas and issues connected to the growing of volume of sensitive and responsive technology in our lives. Underwritten by the kind generosity of Intel, our independent research helped me understand the themes and trends that are shaping the topic often described as the Internet of Things.
I resisted naming this report the Future of the Internet of Things – or the Future of Stuff – because I find

Casey Tolan: Modi pushes plan for 100 'smart cities'

Source: „In an ambitious plan to upgrade urban India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will build 100 "smart cities" -- cities outfitted with high-tech communication capabilities -- across the country.
"Cities in the past were built on riverbanks," Modi said in a June speech. "They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on availability of optical fiber networks and next-generation infrastructure."
For Modi, who took office in May, building new cities is a way to deal with the

Michelle Jones: How The Internet Of Things Impacts Industrials

Source: „Goldman Sachs analysts continue their series about the Internet of Thinks with a look at the impact it will have on the Industrial sector
The Internet of Things is starting to take over all aspects of life. More and more devices and even appliances are connecting to the Internet, not only supposedly making our lives more convenient but also making them inherently more complicated in some ways. In a report dated July 16, 2014, analyst Joe Ritchie and the rest of his team at Goldman Sachs said the Internet of Things is impacting

Mark Gilbert: The Internet of Big Things

Source: „Investors in Dixons Retail Plc, a U.K. consumer electronics retailer, and Carphone Warehouse Group, the oddly named chain of mobile phone stores, will rubber stamp a merger of the two at shareholder meetings today. The alliance is an interesting bet on what might be called: The Internet of Big Things.
The internet of things is when your fridge keeps track of your milk supplies, or you tell your oven that you're headed home and it's time to heat up that casserole, or your library lamp senses that there's no-one in the room

Michele Nati: The third IoT Guildford meetup.

Three presentations from The third IoT Guildford meetup,  a fourth presentation is available at the following link.
Gregor Vučajnk is "an independent WLAN professional, a contractor. He specializes in Metro WiFi deployments and carrier WiFi but has extensive experience in verticals such as Enterprise, hospitality, high density deployments and government. He is vendor neutral and has experience with most WiFi vendors: Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus Wireless, Strix Systems, Bel Air, Ubiquity, Aerohive, etc.

Marleen Stikker: Technologies for the People? A bottom-up approach to urban informatisation

This talk focuses on bottom-up answers to digital civil rights and new formats of citizen participation. 
Urban social innovation offered by the Open Design and Creative Commons movement include the Fair Meter Initiative, which has launched a smart energy meter implementing social standards of data protection.

Susan Nunziata: Internet Of Things: 8 Pioneering Ideas

Source: „Today's Internet of Things remains a disparate assortment of ideas and products competing for attention. These pioneers should intrigue enterprise IT.
If you're figuring out how to apply the Internet of Things (IoT) in your organization, bring your imagination and get ready to do some heavy lifting.
Sure, we've all seen the predictions from Gartner: 26 billion IoT units deployed by 2020, with product and service suppliers positioned to rake in revenue of more than $300 billion. But here, now, in 2014, the IoT

Jack Plamer: €400 EURO discount to attend Telematics Munich 2014 (10th-11th November, Hotel Dolce, Munich) will expire this Friday, 18th July.

Source: "I wanted to let you know that the €400 EURO discount to attend Telematics Munich 2014 (10th-11th November, Hotel Dolce, Munich) will expire this Friday, 18th July.
Book your place at Europe’s largest connected car conference this week for the best priced tickets available. Join 1000+ senior execs to explore the future of connected mobility and witness:

Call for Papers: Ethics for the Internet of Things

Different terms have been coined for those old cyberspace fantasies stemming still from the 1980s of a pervasive ICT saturation of the entire mesosphere: Internet of Everything, Semantic Web, Intelligent or Cyber Physical Systems. As early as 1991 Mark Weiser with his idea of Ubiquitous Computing (often bracketed with slight modifications under the concepts of Pervasive Computing or Ambient Intelligence) already reflected on the extension of processing power into everyday scenarios. Already in 2007 IRIE has dealt with this subject and

Jason Hannula: The Internet of Things: 'No' Is Not the Answer

Source: "An additional 26 to 50 billion devices are expected to connect to the Internet in the next decade. New forms of online connections will touch all areas of B2C interactions, influencing the entire length of supply chains from production to consumption.
As David Roe writes on CMSWire, businesses have recognized that the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to benefit networks in particular, but they are not keeping up with the current pressures on their networks.

D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment.

D-CENT will be an open, modular and decentralized platform to build privacy-aware applications. The code-base will be described by open specifications and released under an open source license. Developers will be able to easily write API-based apps plus add new modules. The modular platform enables to share in real-time open data, democratic decision making tools

Mirko Ross: Context Awareness changes everything

Source: „Trying to explain contex awareness is a hard job. Talking about it on a conference is like talking about delicious food: you have to taste food before, to get an impression. Only talking about is quite boring. I spent a lot of time this year, to tell people on conference that context awareness, will change our life strongly. We will step into a complete new dimension of user interaction, if our environment is aware of us. But how to tell that? It’s like a four star gourmet dinner. You have to taste the excellence. Or imagine.”

Extended Call for Papers: CeDEM Asia 201

City University of Hong Kong, Danube University Krems, Nam Center for Korean Studies (University of Michigan), and Singapore Internet Research Centre (Nanyang Technological University) jointly organize the International Conference on e-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) Asia 2014, with an aim of bringing together researchers, policy-makers, industry professionals, and civil society activists to discuss the role of social and mobile media in the future of citizenship and governance, and analyze current research


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