Saturday, July 21, 2012

Students' opinions about business aspects of the Internet of Things | Florian Michahelles

"I just just finished the first series of my lecture Business Aspects of the Internet of Things. For this lecture I introduced the concept of teaching on one topic for one hour in each session and then discussing the topic in the second hour of the session  together with the students. For each session students prepared one-page opinion papers in which they discussed the pro's and con's of IoT-related concepts being described in given literature. Thus, a list of short essays about various topics of IoT, such as technologies, business models, data analytics, smart cities, do-it-yourself, and management implications has been generated (a selection of essays are summarized here).
Throughout the lecture I considered the activation of students in the lecture as an insightful element for establishing sharing of knowledge in class among students and lecturer. In the final feedback and evaluation session of my class I was intrigued about one student's comment: "Actually, in the beginning it was quite hard. As students we never get asked about our opinion, I first had to get used to have an opinion..." - looks like the experiment was worth it!"

"IoT Challenge" Competition at IoT2012

"The “IoT Challenge” offers a platform to graduate students, PhD students, researchers and developers to showcase their recent highly innovative research and practical solutions to real-world problems. Best ideas will be awarded. 

The “IoT Challenge” offers a platform to graduate students, PhD students, researchers and developers working in all areas of Internet of Things to share and showcase their recent highly innovative research and practical solutions to real-world problems.

The solutions should be highly novel, exiting, and show a complete and working system, addressing a relevant application area for IoT, including, but not limited to: supply chain and logistics, healthcare, M2M, security, environmental monitoring,intelligent transport systems,smart homes, industrial manufacturing, and critical infrastructures.

The topics of interest include, but are definitely not limited to:

  • Smart Dust technologies: highly miniaturized integrated microelectronic or MEMS based solutions, addressing aspects as energy harvesting, wireless communication, and efficient processing. 
  • Opportunistic networking and participatory sensing: solutions showing the potential impact of the use of smartphones, and the integration and sharing of different sensor systems for IoT 
  • Wearable computing and smart textiles: showing integrated solutions for body area networking, their interaction with people and environment. 
  • Real Time Localization Systems: should demonstrate efficient, scalable, and easy to deploy localization technologies. 
  • Internet integration: showing end-to-end internet based IoT solutions offering scalable and efficient services. 
Contestants are free to choose their topic beyond the ones mentioned above as long as it is related to the Internet of Things concept, and it clearly shows a significant progress beyond the State of the Art. Both individual and group participations are welcome. 

 To be eligible for the challenge, the contribution should not only present a working system but also clearly describe how it solves the real-world problem and how it goes beyond the State of the Art solutions. Showcasing excellent results in this occasion is not left unnoticed, as participants also compete for three different prices of 3000 euro (for the first place), 1500 euro (for the second place) and 500 euro (for the third place). 

 The IoT Challenge consists of two selection rounds: (i) selection based on an extended abstract, and (ii) showcasing and presentation. A reviewing committee will evaluate the extended abstracts for their quality, innovation, originality, challenge, and significance for the community. Authors of the accepted abstracts need to showcase their solution and hold a presentation during the conference. Both the showcase and presentation will be judged by a judging panel to select the top three contestants. The ranking of the top contestants at the end will be done by the audience. 


Contributions for the challenge are different from demo contributions in a sense that IoT Challenge seeks solutions that are highly innovative, significantly contribute to IoT technology, and present a "wow" factor. Each submission must make clear the novelty, how the solution works, how it advances the State of the Art, and the impact. They should strive to clearly state the significance of the contribution to the Internet of Things. Contributions that fail to address these aspects will be considered as demo and will consequently not be eligible for challenge and award prices. 

 Submissions should include an extended abstract of four to eight pages, and can optionally include a demo video, whose URL should be referred to in the submission. Submissions should be done through EDAS, conference name: IoT 2012, Track name: IoT Challenge Competition. 

 Submission deadline: August 15 , 2012 
 Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2012

 Accepted IoT Challenge contributions will appear in the final proceedings. 

 IoT Challenge chairs: Nirvana Meratnia, University of Twente, the Netherlands 
 Hans Scholten, University of Twente, the Netherlands 
 Paul Havinga, University of Twente, the Netherlands"

source: "Florian Michahelles | mobile internet of things blog" 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

IPSO Announces 2012 Series of Interoperability Tests and Spring Member Meeting

"The IPSO Alliance is proud to announce two upcoming interoperability events to be held in Paris, France, in conjunction with the IPSO 2012 Spring Member meeting.

  • On March 24-25, the IPSO Alliance and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) will assemble companies from around the world to validate understanding of the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) base specification under development by IETF, and to test protocol implementation interoperability and conformance. Test results will be provided to both the IETF and Internet of Things (IoT) communities to enhance the quality of these developing standards. For more information on this event, visit .
  • Following the Paris IETF meeting (March 25-30), IPSO will host its Spring Member Meeting at the Hotel Concorde La Fayette on April 2-3. The two-day meeting will provide members with committee updates and planning sessions for ongoing protocol and device testing. IPSO Chairman Geoff Mulligan says, "We're looking forward to our first European meeting and bringing together our more than 60 members as we make plans for our future work with Smart Energy, Healthcare, and Intelligent Buildings." The meeting is exclusively for members; if you are interested in attending, please contact for membership information.
  • On April 3-4, IPSO will test a "whole system concept" and interoperability of IoT devices based on a new Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Profile IPSO is developing. These devices will include fully embedded IP software from IEEE 802.15.4 through the application layer, including IPv6, UDP, TCP, HTTP, CoAP and 6LoWPAN interacting with graphical M2M web applications. Additionally, IPSO plans to test direct device-to-device interoperability as well as test interoperability between heterogeneous networks. At the conclusion of the test event, IPSO will report on the current status of IoT and M2M Interoperability." 

Via: MarketWatch

Saturday, February 4, 2012

ETSI/IPSO Plugtest

Registration is open for the upcoming CoAP Plugtest event organized by ETSI and the IPSO Alliance, which will be held together with the upcoming IETF in Paris. Participation is free of charge for IETF attendees, ETSI members and IPSO members. Anyone with a CoAP client and/or server implementation is welcome to participate. Already over 10 participants have registered, we hope to see you there.

Feel free to be in contact with me or if you have any questions."

Via IETF CORE WG mailing list

Monday, January 30, 2012

TI unveils SimpleLink family of wireless processors

"Devices ease integration with any embedded system. 

Intended to simplify wireless design, the SimpleLink line of connectivity devices from Texas Instruments offers solutions for multiple wireless technologies, including WiFi, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, and ANT. These wireless network processors include self-contained software stacks and require little to no RF expertise.

The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000, an RF-certified IEEE 802.11 network processor, allows developers to quickly add Internet connectivity to any embedded application. It consumes only 0.5% of resources, compared to conventional W-Fi, with an ultralow memory footprint-as low as 6 kbytes of flash memory and 3 kbytes of RAM. What's more, the CC3000 runs on any low-cost microcontroller without the need for an operating system. "

Read More: TMWorld
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Monday, January 23, 2012

NXP and Belkin Bring 6LoWPAN Connectivity to the Home

"Joint Demo at CES 2012 Features Belkin WeMo Device to Bridge Wi-Fi and JenNet-IP
LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 10, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- What if every device in your home had its own Internet IP address? At the 2012 International CES this week, NXP Semiconductors N.V. NXPI -0.22% and Belkin International, Inc. will demonstrate a "smart home" network that allows you to control light bulbs -- each with its own IPv6 address -- using a smartphone or tablet. The network features a WeMo device from Belkin that enables mobile devices using Wi-Fi to interact securely with smart home appliances using JenNet-IP -- NXP's ultra-low-power wireless connectivity software based on 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4."

Read More: Market Watch: NXP and Belkin Bring 6LoWPAN Connectivity to the Home

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Google Joins IPSO Alliance, Along with Electronics-Maker Fujitsu

"Smart object group adds two of technology's biggest names, three specialized energy partners, to growing membership

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology leader Google has joined the IPSO Alliance, a group of technology companies with the common goal of promoting the Internet Protocol for smart object communications, allowing items ranging from appliances to factories to cars to "communicate" as individuals do over the Internet. In addition to Google, top IT and technology manufacturing company Fujitsu has joined IPSO, alongside specialty electronics companies Elster Electric, Echelon Corp. and Augusta Systems."

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