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 ivee Sleek is the first Wifi voice-activated assistant for the home

Source: "Interactive Voice has launched a Kickstart campaign today that looks to gain support for its newest Internet-connected device, the ivee Sleek. The ivee Sleek was first unveiled at CES 2013 and has finally made it to the point of crowd funding. The ivee Sleek is the first Wifi voice-activated assistant for the home that answers questions, obeys commands and controls other internet-connected devices. Read more about The ivee Sleek is the first Wifi voice-activated assistant for the home



Maria Deutscher: The Internet of Things is Driving Collaborative Consumption

Source: " Technology is transforming the economic landscape.
The rise of connected devices is facilitating what The New York Times’ Tina Rosenberg calls “collaborative consumption,” an increasingly popular purchasing model that lets consumers save money by paying for access rather than ownership.
 


Cambridge Wireless: Making money from the Connected World

Cambridge, UK - July 4th, 2013. "Over 300 senior mobile industry executives, academics and advisors from 25 countries converged on Cambridge over the last two days for The 5th Future of Wireless International Conference to explore the future of the ?Internet of Things (IoT). Top of the agenda was the question, who will benefit from a world with 50 billion connected devices Read more about Cambridge Wireless: Making money from the Connected World



Pierre Kil: The Internet of Things and OpenRemote

"I hope I have shown that the successful penetration of IoT is not only based on new technology but also on a new business rationale and new value for people.

Technology cannot be disruptive until these latter two elements are also addressed. It explains the growing interest of OpenRemote, beyond the traditional domains of residential and building automation." Read more about Pierre Kil: The Internet of Things and OpenRemote



Jonny Doin: The Internet of Things: Embedded Engineers, Are You Ready?

New applications will emerge: For example, monitoring of micro-weather and seismic activity from data extracted from temperature, humidity, wind speed, and weighing sensors distributed in a number of industrial grids. And real-time monitoring of damages for emergency response team management during large natural disasters, or even war scenarios. Read more about Jonny Doin: The Internet of Things: Embedded Engineers, Are You Ready?



Mailyn Fidler: Policy & Innovation in the Internet of Things: Findings from Europe and China

Source: "The "Internet of Things" (IoT) connects objects to each other and the Internet, transmitting data about their environments. Current examples include Internet-connected diabetes pumps and sensors for energy monitoring systems in buildings. In 2008, the number of things connected to the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth. Read more about Mailyn Fidler: Policy & Innovation in the Internet of Things: Findings from Europe and China



Ned Rossiter: ‘Soft Infrastructure and Logistical Control’

This lecture offers some preliminary notes on my study of SAP software, which drives the world’s economies yet remains largely neglected by theorists working in software studies and network cultures. The lecture is interested in how logistical infrastructure is made soft through ERP systems designed to govern the global movement of people, finance and things. Read more about Ned Rossiter: ‘Soft Infrastructure and Logistical Control’



Louis A. Castro: Workshop on Urban Applications and Infrastructures

The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum to gather technology experts and practitioners contributing towards the assessment, development, and deployment of Ubiquitous and Ambient Intelligence (AmI) on the urban domain. The workshop will act as a forum to present and discuss recent results and on-going research. The workshop will act as a forum to present and discuss recent results and on-going research. Read more about Louis A. Castro: Workshop on Urban Applications and Infrastructures



Anthony Townsend :Release of “Urban Futures: An Atlantic Perspective”

While a global phenomenon, the authors of this paper identify specifically how the evolution of the importance of cities as global policy actors, innovators, and collaborators unfolds in the cities of the Northern Atlantic Basin versus the cities in the Southern Atlantic Basin. Despite these differences, the authors argue that technology and the impact of global environmental pressures will inevitably bring these cities closer together. Read more about Anthony Townsend :Release of “Urban Futures: An Atlantic Perspective”



Joep van Beurden: 'Internet of My Things' is next step

Source: "A glimpse into what CSR is working on for the future was given to those who attended the roundtable meeting at The Pitt Building on Friday. Joep van Beurden, chief executive, said: “We have five areas of investment and three are paying the bills...“The others are smart micro enegery – low power Bluetooth to connect devices...“The second area (not yet paying the bills) is indoor location.” 
 


Tom Gilles: how can we cope with what inevitably will become a massive flood of machine generated data?

Source: "As we begin to connect real things like automobiles and airplanes into the Internet of Things, security and performance merged with efficiency and scale will take center stage in the data center. Now is the perfect time for IT leaders to take some time out and give some thought to Read more about Tom Gilles: how can we cope with what inevitably will become a massive flood of machine generated data?



OSIOT is building the Rosetta Stone for the Internet of Things.

Source: OSIOT is a Silicon Valley based organization with the single focus to develop and promote royalty-free, open source standards for the emerging Internet of Things. By bringing together industry, the public sector, academics and members of the open source software development community, OSIOT is ensuring that its output serves the needs of many. Read more about OSIOT is building the Rosetta Stone for the Internet of Things.



Dieter Uckelmann: 4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2014)  

The 4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2014) will be held in Bremen (Germany) from 10th to 14th of February 2014 together with a Doctoral Workshop and several satellite events. As in the past LDIC post-proceedings will be published by Springer. The main conference will be accompanied by several satellite events. Read more about Dieter Uckelmann: 4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2014)  



Rick Merritt: Your Invite to Our IoT Party

Source: "Welcome to the Internet of Things Designline on the newly redesigned EE Times website. This is meant to be an area where practicing engineers, technologists, and those interested in looking over their shoulders can learn and talk about this emerging sector. So this should be a great place for information about sensors, low-power wireless networks and SoCs, novel IoT implementations, dev kits, and all things IoT. Read more about Rick Merritt: Your Invite to Our IoT Party



Bob Sullivan: The 'Internet of Things' pits George Jetson vs. George Orwell

“All the Internet of Things companies, we're capturing a lot of data about users,” Johnson said. Government regulations and industry policies should restrict usage of the data, but communication with consumers will also be key. “We need to be very cognizant of the sensitivity of that data and how we make users aware of how this data can be used … It's important they understand what’s going on.” Read more about Bob Sullivan: The 'Internet of Things' pits George Jetson vs. George Orwell



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