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.

Frans Verstreken: How can ‘Normalized Systems’ help to establish a sustainable business case for your endeavors in the IoT?

To go from connected products to interconnected services, the IoT will have to accommodate change. It is well known that, conditions of unprecedented change, complexity and integration are very challenging for building software systems, that will be at the core of IoT. This will influence any software based business case. Prof. Herwig Mannaert  and Prof. Jan Verelst have established the Normalized Systems theory (NS). They have built, according to that theory, live software applications that exhibit evolvable modularity.

Tim Sparapani: The Four Internets Of Things

Much is being written in breathless tones about the Internet of Things and the effects it will have on me, you, us, and the planet. Some cheer “Cures for cancer!” and “Commutes without traffic jams!” Others bemoan “Total loss of privacy!” and “All knowing companies that will outsmart me and charge me more money!” Despite uncertainty, one thing is clear; the Internet of Things will be no small thing. Witness, for example, IBM’s recent announcement that they alone will invest $3 billion in establishing markets and services for the Internet of Things expansion. How big? Well, at least four different markets big and we should analyze and consider them independently.

Przemysław Gamdzyk: M2M Summit, the largest M2M and IoT conference in Poland, is inviting once again

M2M Summit, the largest M2M and IoT conference in Poland, is inviting once again – on 30th of September 2015, Centrum Nauki Kopernik, Warsaw, Poland. Last year we have had more than 250 participants – both from business and the public sector.  This is an event devoted solely to the Polish market – the largest single economy within CEE. In 2013 predictions were that the Polish M2M market was to grow 24 percent a year. The Polish M2M market is worth USD 190 million (PLN 600 million), estimates IDC.

Gordon G. Chang: China's 'Internet Plus' Strategy, A Net Minus

“The government needs to deepen reform to help these startup companies survive and thrive,” said Li Keqiang on Wednesday at an executive meeting of the State Council. The premier was speaking in the context of his much-discussed “Internet Plus” plan, unveiled on March 5 in his Government Work Report.
Li gets high marks for recognizing that China needs new businesses, but his solution—active intervention to bring about the new economy—is misguided. He could, by drawing upon ancient Chinese philosophy, accomplish more by doing less.

Dave Evans: We Need To Get The Internet Of Things Right

It seems everything is connected to the Internet: socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars and even diapers. Yet, for the Internet of Things (IoT) to play a role in shaping our future, we need to get a few things right. The statement “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” has never been more applicable. At the events and conferences I’ve attended this year, it’s clear that while everything is getting connected, few things are actually connected. Some of you may recall the term “network of networks.” We are in real danger of making the same mistake again -

Brian Martucci: Why MSP is the once, current and future Internet of Things (IoT) alley

Reemo is a wristband that controls basic home functions like climate control, entertainment and security, all with a flick or two of the wrist.
A slender wristband that manages your home’s climate control, stereo and security system with the flick of a finger. A system that turns your cabinets and appliances into “smart things” that sense the world around them and tell you what they’ve learned. A miniature electric guitar that teaches you how to play at your own pace and produces concert-quality sound to boot.

Mary Shacklett: Surge in real-time big data and IoT analytics is changing corporate thinking

Gartner reported in September 2014 that 73% of respondents in a third quarter 2014 survey had already invested or planned to invest in big data in the next 24 months. This was an increase from 64% in 2013. The big data surge has fueled the adoption of Hadoop and other big data batch processing engines, but it is also moving beyond batch and into a real-time big data analytics approach. Organizations want real-time big data and analytics capability because of an emerging need for big data that can be immediately actionable in business decisions.

Nuraisha Teng: Big Brother Will Know More about You than Ever Before in Smart Nation IoT Singapore

The term ‘internet of things’ (IoT) in Singapore may be a new phrase to the ears of Singaporeans and companies but sooner than later, IoT Singapore will influence the way people work and play. The Minister-in-charge of the Singapore Smart Nation vision, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, referred to the advent of the IoT as a “revolution” demanding the involvement of government, industries of all sectors, businesses and individuals. Dr Balakrishnan, also Singapore’s Minister for Environment and Water Resources, 

Paul Rubens: How developers can profit from the Internet of Things

Most developers are already on the right path to acquiring that mix of skills and experience. An Evans Data survey in July found that 17 percent of the developers contacted were already working on applications for connected devices, while an additional 23 percent expected to begin working on them in the next six months.
Another survey by VisionMobile, a London-based research company, found that more than 50 percent of mobile developers are working on IoT projects, mostly as side projects to their day jobs.

Decade old still useful? Privacy Coach

The Privacy Coach is an application running on a mobile phone that supports customers in making privacy decisions when confronted with RFID tags. The approach we take to increase customer privacy is a radical departure from the mainstream research efforts that focus on implementing privacy en- hancing technologies on the RFID tags themselves. Instead the Privacy Coach functions as a mediator between customer privacy preferences and corporate privacy policies, trying to find a match between the two, and informing the user of the outcome. In this paper we report on the architecture of the Privacy Coach

Hi, I’m looking for speakers for two sessions.

Dear all,
I’m looking for speakers for two sessions. Where? 
The main event will take place from June 16th-18th in Lisbon.
The IoT Week originated in the IoT European Research Cluster (IERC) and has become the pre-eminent event in Europe attracting industry and research from around the world to showcase and discuss the Internet of Things of today and of the future. Since 2014 the IoT Week is organised by the IoT Forum, jointly with a local host chosen by the members of the IoT Forum.

Kumar Srivastava: The Internet of Things is a necessary choice for the enterprise

IoT is not a choice but a necessity for survival and relevance in a hypercompetitive market with unforgiving customer attitude. Similar to other trends such as mobile, cloud and social, enterprises that are not on board with an IoT strategy risk losing relevance in the minds of their customers and partners and eventually losing their market share.
What is different?
There are three key reasons why a successful adoption and implementation of IoT is critical for business survival and relevance.

John Greenough: A top Internet of Things device will help reduce energy use on a large scale

One of the primary benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is their ability to collect data that will ultimately help increase efficiency and mitigate problems before they occur.
Now, power companies have begun to take advantage of smart meters, in particular, in order to directly connect with their customers and find out information about their power use. From there, the power company can allocate energy efficiently through a connected smart grid and encourage customers to monitor and reduce their own usage.

Alex Blewitt: Interview with Benjamin Cabé on the Internet of Things at Eclipse

Benjamin Cabé, Internet of Things enthusiast and evangelist at the Eclipse Foundation, has years of experience in connecting things, big and small, together. He is the co-founder of the Eclipse IoT Working Group and speaker at many conferences around the world. He is @kartben on Twitter. EclipseCon North America is the annual conference for the Eclipse community. It is an opportunity for developers who use Eclipse technology to learn, explore, share and collaborate on the latest ideas and information about Eclipse technology and software development.

Dave Ryman: The Internet of Things

If you're wondering what the Internet of Things is, our latest Essential Knowledge book, The Internet of Things by Samuel Greengard is a good start. Below, Greengard writes about "How the Internet of Things Will Shape our Lives in 2025". Since the beginning of time, humans have pondered the future. Leonardo da Vinci imagined incredible machines that would fly and use the sun to generate power. Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov predicted a world filled with sophisticated robots. And mathematician Alan Turing foresaw machines that could think far beyond human capabilities—a.k.a. computers. Now, the next phase of the future is unfolding before our eyes.


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