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.

Liz Gannes: Apple Features Internet of Things in New iPhone Ad, “Parenthood”

Source: „Today is the seventh anniversary of the very first iPhone release and Apple is celebrating it with a new ad touting the device’s role in the Internet of Things and its ability to support parenting and foster family interaction. Showcased in the spot are all manner of family-friendly peripherals: the WiThings baby monitor, the Belkin WeMo plug, the ProScope Micro Mobile microscope, the Tractive GPS dog collar, the Kinsa thermometer and Parrot’s Flower Read more about Liz Gannes: Apple Features Internet of Things in New iPhone Ad, “Parenthood”

Wearable technology and sensors changing the world

Source: "Wearable technology and sensors changing the world The conference Samsung Future Technology Needs, London 16/6/14 consisted of about 50 people. Primarily, it served Samsung's need to engage with small companies with technology it seeks. After IDTechEx gave the keynote on Wearable Electronics, NXP gave a commercial on their Coolflux DSP, Nupe gave an excellent and amusing take on managing product development and support, Applied Diagnostics Read more about Wearable technology and sensors changing the world

Srdjan Krco: 9th summer school on IoT: senZations'14 will take place in Croatia during the first week of September.

The 9th summer school on IoT: senZations'14 will take place in Croatia during the first week of September. Several IERC projects will be present there, combining lectures with hands-on experiments (hackathon) and a lot of opportunities for social networking. 
9th Summer School on IoT and Applications

Thor Odinson: Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components.

Source: „The new battery – which uses no metals or toxic materials – is intended for use in power plants, where it can make the energy grid more resilient and efficient by creating a large-scale means to store energy for use as needed.
“The batteries last for about 5,000 recharge cycles

Latif Latid: IoT6 at ICT Spring Europe 2014

Impact of IPv6 on Internet of Things (IoT) in the Banking Sector and SMEs
IPv6 & IOT around the World

Moderator: Latif Ladid, UL/IPv6 Forum President
IPv6 in the Mobile World

Dr. Srdjan Krco, Co-founder and CEO at DunavNET
IPv6, Security & Privacy in IOT

Prof. Antonio Skarmetta, IoT6 Project, UMU, Spain
IPv6 and IoT Services

Sébastien Ziegler, Coordinator IoT6 Project, President & CEO, Mandate International, Switzerland

Steve Ranger; The Internet of Things is at risk: Can HyperCat come to the rescue?

Source: „A group of companies has developed an Internet of Things (IoT) data sharing standard which, it hopes, will level the playing field and give small businesses and chance to compete with the giants of tech.
More than 40 organisations — including ARM, BT, IBM, and a number of startups and universities — have been working on a project, funded with £6.4m by

John Soldatos: The OpenIoT project Newsletter

Editorial: The OpenIoT project is continuing its trajectory of high-profile contributions with its very successful participation in IoT Week in London 16-20th June! OpenIoT is now seen as an absolute core flagship project in the IoT space in the EU and world-wide! OpenIoT organised two sessions (IERC Activity Chains 2 and 4), contributed to 3 more including the Architectural Reference Model session and co-organized the Hackathon. In the Hackathon OpenIoT scooped 3 prestigious prizes including the semantic Read more about John Soldatos: The OpenIoT project Newsletter

Shelburne Vineyard Relies on Wireless Sensors and the Cloud to Monitor its Vines

Source: „Shelburne Vineyard has recently deployed a wireless environmental sensing system to monitor key conditions during the growing season. Monitoring temperature lows during the spring and fall is critically important to ensure that grapes are not damaged by frost. During the last week of April in 2012, a cold snap threatened the health of Shelburne Vineyard’s newly budding Marquette crop. ... Read more about Shelburne Vineyard Relies on Wireless Sensors and the Cloud to Monitor its Vines

Dennis McCafferty: Fascinating Facts About the Internet of Things

Source: „If something isn't connected to the Internet—whether human, animal, household appliance, automobile, factory tool, etc.—does it exist? If you're going all-in on the Internet of things, you may conclude that it doesn't. Simply stated, the Internet of things refers to the possibility of providing online connectivity for every "thing" on the planet. In addition to computing devices, the objects and products that can be connected include cars, ovens, bathtubs, Read more about Dennis McCafferty: Fascinating Facts About the Internet of Things

Mike Kavis: The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy

Source: „Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025. Many people wonder if companies are ready for this explosion of data generated for IoT. As with any new technology, security is always the first point of resistance. I agree that IoT brings a wave of new security Read more about Mike Kavis: The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy

Christian Borcea: Internet Of Things: New Architecture Needed

Source: „Today's Internet architecture isn't ready for the scale of what the IoT should become. Here's a proposal for something better. The vision everyone keeps touting for the Internet of Things, where billions of devices are sharing information and completing tasks to improve the efficiency of daily life, relies on access to a planetary-scale Internet. Unfortunately, today's architectures can't handle the needs that the Internet of Things will demand.

Mark Melin: Goldman Projects “Internet of Things” To Become Biggest Mega Trend Yet

"The investment bank looks at the development of the Internet in three stages: the fix Internet of the 1990s, using primarily desktop computers; the mobile internet of the 2000s, utilizing smart phones and tablets; and now the Internet of Things, which includes connecting wearables, cars homes cites and industrial concerns.  The first and second phase connected up to 2 billion people while the Internet of Things is expected

Samantha Murphy Kelly: The Internet of Things: Everything You Need to Know In 2 Minutes

Source: „You can't go a few days without hearing how the "Internet of Things" is going to transform the way we live, and on a basic level, the so-called smart revolution is only now getting started.

Although the name itself is a bit grand and — at the same time — vague, it's actually quite simple: It's products and things that are web-connected. 

Michael Mehaffy: What Can a 'Science of Cities' Offer Planners?

Source: „Research across a range of fields is beginning to offer useful new guidance for planning policy and practice—and pointing the way to more effective "bottom-up" strategies.
The urbanist Jane Jacobs was famous for her withering 1961 criticism of modern urban planning: it was, she said, a "pseudoscience" that was "almost neurotic in its obsession to imitate empiric failure and ignore empiric success." Since then, by some accounts,

Dan Woods: How the 'Internet of Things' Is Transforming the Meaning of Product

Source: „At one point Steve Jobs offered to buy Dropbox, explaining to the founders that their cloud-based file system was really a feature, not a product. In my view Jobs was right with respect to Apple’s definition of a product. But what he failed to understand was that the Internet had fractured the meaning of the word product. Dropbox and many other companies have proved it is possible to build a great business


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