IoT Newsletter - July 2016

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IoT: Smart Indoor Spaces with a Purpose

Daniele Miorandi and Iacopo Carreras

According to a study by the US Environmental Protection Agency we spend approximately 93% of our time indoors [1]. It is not surprising that over the last two decades significant efforts have been spent on developing information and communication technology aimed at making such environments better able to respond to our needs [2]. The approaches proposed were very diverse, to take account of the diversity in indoor spaces (Home, Office, Hospital, Factory, Car) and in the resulting use cases. Initiatives around the concept of smart spaces flourished, leading to a large body of scientific publications, demonstrators and prototypes. .

 


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The Future of Everything: Making Sense of the Sensor Revolution from a Telecoms Perspective

Martin Geddes

We are in the midst of a revolution in computing, driven by ubiquitous and cheap sensors tied to machine intelligence. In the 1990s the hypertext revolution gained a culturally standardized name, the Web. This 'hypersense' revolution has yet to gather its moniker. One common and sensible framing is the 'Internet of Everything'. It potentially touches nearly every industry and human activity.

 


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Agile Service Engineering for the Industrial Internet of Things

Thomas Usländer

In most cases, the development of industrial software applications cannot be isolated anymore from the technological trends in the internet and the more and more emerging Industrial Internet. This relates to the requirements of users who request remote accessibility of data and services via the internet to support new business models, as well as to the architecture, which needs to be compliant to current and future standards and products of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Analysis and design methodologies should also take this trend into account when being applied to the IIoT context.

 


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IoT Standardization and Implementation Challenges

Ahmed Banafa

The rapid evolution of the IoT market has caused an explosion in the number and variety of IoT solutions. Additionally, large amounts of funding are being deployed at IoT startups. Consequently, the focus of the industry has been on manufacturing and producing the right types of hardware to enable those solutions. In the current model, most IoT solution providers have been building all components of the stack, from the hardware devices to the relevant cloud services or as they would like to name it as "IoT solutions", as a result, there is a lack of consistency and standards across the cloud services used by the different IoT solutions.

 

 

This Month's Contributors

Daniele Miorandi is Executive VP for R&D at U-Hopper and Chief Research Officer at ThinkINside, where he is leading the design of innovative big data/IoT solutions for various vertical domains.
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Iacopo Carreras is Chief Executive Officer of ThinkINside, where he is leading the company operations and product development strategy.
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Martin Geddes is a computer scientist, a scholar of technology innovation, and an entrepreneur developing new network services.
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Thomas Usländer holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and a PhD in Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany.
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Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with a focus on the IoT area.
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