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.

Martin Smelt : IoT Developers Day 2015 April 16th, Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Internet of Things - Manage the Complexity, Seize the Opportunity. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision gaining greater momentum for making the world with which we engage smarter and more interactive. Whether it's for intelligent homes, autonomous manufacturing, or smart cities, edge computing is bringing forward embedded devices, machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, intelligent systems, smartcards, and other secure endpoints that are becoming pervasive manifestations of technology Read more about Martin Smelt : IoT Developers Day 2015 April 16th, Jaarbeurs Utrecht



Hallie Golden: FTC launches investigative arm to tackle Internet of Things, Big data

Source: “The Federal Trade Commission wants to make sure your refrigerator's privacy policy is on the level.  On Monday, in a new push to examine consumer privacy in the realm of connected cars, smart homes and big data, the commission announced the creation of the new Office of Technology Research and Investigation.The office evolved from the agency's mobile technology unit, an entity the commission created a few years ago to address mobile technology’s own unique Read more about Hallie Golden: FTC launches investigative arm to tackle Internet of Things, Big data



Internet of Things: How the next stage of the internet’s evolution will connect humans and machines

Source: "TEN years from now, while looking for a new restaurant, you’ll search Google and find a nearby prospect. You’ll peruse the menu and once intrigued, pick a dish, say, “smell,” and a special device will emit the odour of that dish. Then, via another device, you taste a sample. Satisfied, you say, “Reservation for two, tonight, 7:30.” Congratulations, you just made a dinner reservation in 2025. The “Internet of Things” refers to the next stage of the Internet’s evolution.


Jim Reilly: Panasonic to Share Intellectual Property to Spur Growth of Internet of Things

Source: “NEWARK, N.J., March 23, 2015 -- Panasonic will today formally pledge to provide royalty-free access to software, patents and experience from its product ecosystem to speed the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) software and services, at the Embedded Linux Conference in San Jose, Calif. Panasonic will also announce plans to increase its intellectual property contributions to the AllSeen Alliance, a cross-industry nonprofit open source consortium. Panasonic is an IoT leader


Movement in the Making : The Emergence of the Maker Movement

Source: “The maker movement is made up of some 135 million adults in the U.S., however, it’s more than just a U.S. movement. Maker faires that celebrate the movement have popped up in Japan, Italy, Norway, and Chile. Makers use their skills to craft items such as clothing, baked goods, jewelry, and art; contributing $29 billion to the U.S. economy annually.
From 3D printers to laser cutters—makers employ various tools to create their goods. Many gather at makerspaces where they share these resources. Makerspaces are havens for techies, artists, and entrepreneurs.


Ians: Internet of Things to make more cities smart: Gartner

Source: “Over a billion devices will connect people at homes and offices through the Internet of Things (IoT), making people and cities smart, global technology research firm Gartner said on Friday.  "The IoT will connect 1.1 billion devices in smart cities this year and a whopping 9.7 billion devices by 2020, while smart homes will lead with 294 million connected devices in 2015," said a report on 'Smart cities will include 10 billion things by 2020'.  IoT is a network of objects or things embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it achieve greater value and services


Leo Sun: Microsoft Corporation Bets Big on the Internet of Things

Source: “Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) recently revealed some big plans to become a major player in the booming Internet of Things, or IoT, market. At its Convergence 2015 conference in Atlanta, Microsoft unveiled the Azure IoT Suite, a cloud service which will enable billing, monitoring, analytics, and predictive maintenance in IoT deployments. The preview version will be available later this year, but it will first launch Azure Stream Analytics -- a standalone service that helps companies process IoT data in real time -- in April. Stream can also be integrated into the Azure IoT Suite.


IoTDay 2015: Taking a chance, betting on our own strength.

In the philosophy of Aristotle there are three domains of knowledge with three corresponding states of knowing; TheoriaTechné and Praxis. Theoria with its domain of knowledge epistéme, is for the Greek gods, mortals can never reach this state of knowing. But they can strive for it. In Theoria and epistéme we recognize our concepts theory and epistemology. In Techné with its domain of knowledge poèsis we find technology and poetry. The original meaning of the word 'technology' was concerned with know-how or method. Only with the Great Exhibition of 1851 it becomes attached to machines. It is therefore all the more interesting that the domain of knowledge that belonged to Praxis: phronesis has dropped out completely


Preparing for a connected future: Exploring technology in the internet of things era

Source: "Kinetic Worldwide, WPP’s out-of-home media planning and buying agency, recently brought the industry together for Moving Minds 2015, showcasing the latest in technology and media innovation and exploring how these relate to the physical world around us.
Forget the scaremongers and their tales of Terminator robots building themselves, the rise of machine-to-machine communication is an exciting advance for all that internet of things (IoT) promises for brands, agencies and consumers themselves.


Katie Dvorak: Internet of Things: Connected devices at risk for malware, privacy violations

Source: “There must be a balance between the promise of new Internet of Things (IoT) tools and devices and the need for robust security and data privacy, according to a new report. For the report, Intel Security and Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative gathered government, medical and security specialists to create guides for trust and innovation for connected medical devices. Connected medical devices help patients and their caregivers better monitor their health.


Benjamin Cabé would like to invite you all to participate to their IoT Developer Survey.

"In the meantime, I would like to invite you all to participate to our IoT Developer Survey. We want to understand better the current technology trends, how mature the industry is, and how the current industry players are perceived. Of course, at Eclipse we are building an open source community for IoT developers, so we are also looking forward to learn more on how mature the industry is with regard to using and contributing to open source IoT projects.
 
Your input will be very valuable.
This will require just a few minutes of your time


Pedro Maló: The IoT-Week ’2015 is devoted to large scale Internet-of-Things.

Now that the Internet-of-Things is a reality worldwide (notably the IoT was the main attraction at CES 2015), we will be looking especially at how to bring IoT into large-scale adoption and widespread use. IoT Week 2015 will contribute to understanding of the future of the Internet-of-Things in the large-scale considering the technological and research dimensions but also innovation, user acceptance, security and privacy, business models, etc. IoT Week 2015 will pave the way for the future European Internet of Things Large Scale Pilots (LSP) envisioned


Antonio Jara: International Workshop on Extending Seamlessly to the Internet of Things (esIoT-2015) - 8-10 July (Blumenau, Brasil)

Extending Seamlessly to the Internet of Things (esIoT) is an international workshop focused on the integration aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT). The emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) systems should provide transparent access to information and services through a seamless integration into the Internet. On the one hand, the so-called Web of Things aims for direct Web connectivity by pushing its technology down to devices. On the other hand, Read more about Antonio Jara: International Workshop on Extending Seamlessly to the Internet of Things (esIoT-2015) - 8-10 July (Blumenau, Brasil)



Abdur Rahim: Self-IoT 2015 Call for Papers (Apr 13 2015)

Source: "Spectacular advances in technology have introduced increasingly complex and large-scale computer and communication systems. Autonomic computing has been proposed as a grand challenge that will allow the systems self-manage this complexity, using high-level objectives and policies defined by humans. Internet of things (IoT) as well as big data technologies will exponentially increase the scale and the complexity of existing computing and communication systems; the autonomy is thus an imperative property for real-time IoT systems.
However, there is still a lack of research on how to adapt and tailor existing research on autonomic computing to the specific characteristics of IoT, and the big data it generates,


Andrew Baxter: The Internet of Things will help you stay connected

Source: "The focus is around the Internet of Things, where small smartchips are allowing almost any device you can think of to be connected to the internet; your kettle, your tennis racquet, your car, your TV, your kitchen cupboards, your front door, your toothbrush, your pets and even your light globes. And that’s on top of your smartphone, smart watch, tablet and laptop. But the essence of marketing is not to invent for invention’s sake, it is to create products and services that meet people’s needs.


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