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.

Jon Xavier: McAfee VP on zombie switches and security in the Internet of Things era

Source: "Security in the current era of computing is about locking down a relatively small number of devices: your PC, your phone, your tablet, and the router you use to connect all those things. Yet defending just those four devices is a problem so large that a $4 trillion worldwide industry has sprung up around it.
But in the era of the Internet of Things, when each device from your toaster to your garage door is connected, everything will need to be secure: your house, your car

Rich Quinnell: Join a live chat at IoT World on Security and IoT

Rich Quinnell: Join a live chat at IoT World on Security and IoT:
"I have often wondered about the risks of open source software with regard to security for the Internet. In particular, the Internet of Things.
I have scheduled a live chat on this topic for Wednesday the 23rd at 8am Pacific time. Like EETimes, you have to be registered on the IoT World site to post, but you can come "listen in" without registration as well.

How the Internet of (Wearable) Things is Driving Healthcare Innovation

Source: "Eugene Borukhovich How the Internet of (Wearable) Things is Driving Healthcare InnovationEugene Borukhovich is an international expert on healthcare information technology innovation. He is the founder and organizer of Health 2.0 NYC and Health 2.0 Amsterdam and is a leading advocate in healthcare consumer issues and open health data. He currently serves as VP Healthcare, European Markets at SoftServe, Inc., and can be followed on Twitter at @HealthEugene.

Krithika Krishnamurthy: Talk, Play, Assist: Startups design gadgets for 'internet of things' space

Source: „Shoes, rings and watches are now not just fashion accessories but aids that enhance mobility for the blind, improve gaming experiences and control smartphones and other household devices. These devices, which can be operated with a few flicks of the finger or taps of the toe, are some of the newest offerings from young companies in the 'internet of things' space,

Duncan McLeod: PCCW to connect Modderfontein ‘smart city’

Source: „PCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), will build the network and provide the technology infrastructure that will support a planned R84bn urban development at Modderfontein, north-east of Johannesburg, the company said on Tuesday. The project, the brainchild of Chinese national Dai Zhikang – who is the founder and chairman of the Shanghai Zendai group – involves the development over the next 10-15 years of 1 600ha land on the East Rand previously owned by chemicals group AECI.

8th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2014)

6th International Work-conference on Ambient Assisted Living (IWAAL 2013), Belfast, Northern Ireland,  December 2-5, 2014. The paradigm of Ubiquitous Computing as originally envisioned by Weiser in 1991, has recently evolved into a more general paradigm referred to as Ambient Intelligence (AmI). AmI represents a new generation of user-centred computing environments which aim to find new and innovative ways to obtain an improved level of integration

LooCI, introduced by Professor Danny Hughes leading the Networked Embedded Systems team at iMinds-DistriNet, KU Leuven.

SOCIOTAL Meetup 3: Internet of Things is at a crossroads. It can only work if citizens are willing to pay for services and investments in infrastructure, which can only happen if the use of novel business models will bring added value to old services or the development of totally new services. Value for everyday life and everyday activities must be shown.

How to facilitate structured and productive input from users? Sociotal/AC8 Workshop on Co-Creation, BXL, April 18 2014.

From experience in EU projects and commercial product and service design we can say that the technical work packages find it very difficult to believe that they can receive structured input from end users. The list of requirements has been set before the project starts, influences the scope of the use case and more requirements after that phase can not be accommodated. 

Jessica Van Sack: IoT: Sharing data about to increase

Source: „Software giants and startups alike are trying to get in on the ground floor of an emerging industry known as “the Internet of Things” (IoT) — where traditionally offline devices are connected to the World Wide Web.
One of the best-known examples is the Nest thermometer. But that’s just the tip of the IoT iceberg. Imagine the possibilities — good and bad — if billions of devices report data about themselves.
Connected homes are the most obvious outgrowth.

Sean Michael Kerner: Internet of Things is Not about Refrigerators. Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby explains what the Internet of Things is really all about.

Source: „One of the most hyped examples of the Internet of Things is the Internet-connected refrigerator. But according to Rebecca Jacoby, Cisco CIO, the refrigerator will not likely be an Internet of Things use case that she deploys within Cisco itself. In a video interview with Enterprise Networking Planet

Eileen Poh: Technologies on display at Internet of Things Asia 2014

Source: "Google Glass that allows doctors to access medical records instantaneously, smart vending machines, and a system which helps you locate your car in a carpark -- these are some of the technologies on display at the inaugural Internet of Things (IoT) Asia 2014.
IoT refers to the transfer of information between objects or people over a network without the requirement for human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.
The two-day conference and exhibition kicked off on Monday at the Singapore EXPO Convention & Exhibition Centre."

Shoumen Palit Austin Datta: Dynamic Socio-Economic Disequilibrium Catalyzed by the Internet of Things

„The fruits of IoT will depend on our ability to interoperate between systems, objects and devices in different environments supporting different standards of operations, protocols and applications. It is impossible to expect that the world will strive to support one common standard. Hence, not standardization per se but the interoperability between major standards will be the key to diffusion of the products and services of the IoT Read more about Shoumen Palit Austin Datta: Dynamic Socio-Economic Disequilibrium Catalyzed by the Internet of Things

Robert L. Mitchell: 4 things to do now to get ready for the Internet of Things

Source: „As CIO at Boeing, Ted Colbert is no stranger to the Internet of Things. For more than a decade, the aerospace giant has deployed thousands of communications-enabled smart devices to sense, control and exchange data across the factory floor, on the battlefield, and within the company's 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
For National Football League CIO Michelle McKenna-Doyle, however, it's a whole new ballgame. Currently the league is experimenting with instrumentation by deploying sensors on the playing field

Stacey Higginbotham: Here’s a startup that wants to be an OpenStack for the internet of things

Source: „When a billion sensors meet the cloud, OpenSensors hope that companies and municipalities reach for its software as the base layer to manage how and to whom those sensors report. The co-founders of OpenSensors believe that while connecting billions of devices to the internet will be complicated, being able to do it on infrastructure you control should be easy. That’s why the London-based startup formed last year with plan to build a software tool

David Talbot: A Dropbox for the Internet of Things

Source: „Cars, homes, and billions of gadgets are increasingly getting Internet addresses, making new applications possible. With the advent of the Internet of things, potentially billions of devices will report data about themselves, making it possible to create new applications in areas as diverse as factory optimization, car maintenance, or simply keeping track of your stuff online. But doing this today requires at least some degree of programming knowledge. Now Bug Labs, a New York City company, is trying to make it as easy to create an Internet of things application as it is to put a file into Dropbox.


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