By Victor M. Larios, Volunteer Leader of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative Guadalajara Pilot

The future gets closer every single day, that is, the future in which the number of people living in the world's cities will double by 2050. In fact, cities already are home to half of the Earth's total population.

Needless to say, the infrastructures and resources those cities rely on are being put to the test. While the ever-increasing strain will serve up many challenges, it also will offer city leaders plenty of opportunities. Leaders that really want to begin paving the way to a better tomorrow have options that they can, and should, begin implementing today.

Guadalajara, Mexico is one city that is making an effort to get ahead and stay ahead. Currently teeming with 1.5 million people, plus another 2.7 million in the metro area, Mexico's second largest city is the first of 10 municipalities that will be participating in the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative (SCI) ( Launched in March 2014, the initiative enables participating cities to collaborate with each other and with world-renowned smart city builders and experts. The IEEE also is providing the cities with investment and other assistance to execute their Smart City strategies.

Ciudad Creativa Digital Project

Smart cities work in ways that bring together technology, government and society to enable smart economies, mobility, environment, governance, and quality of life for people that live in them. However, the IEEE has selected Guadalajara, and what eventually will be a total of nine other cities, for their differences, rather than their similarities. Their diversity will reveal more options and foster creativity among the participants. The technological and behavioral innovations they share with one another will help each city to analyze and optimize their processes and better adapt their plans to meet the needs of their citizens.

With its historic, culture-rich city center surrounded by colleges and universities and a vibrant high-tech community, Guadalajara has a lot to build upon already in place. To leverage its existing vibrance, the city has embarked upon a campaign called the Ciudad Creativa Digital (CCD) project to drive its transformation into a Smart City and become a global center of digital media creation.

CCD seeks to integrate Guadalajara's urban environment with innovators interested in working in a wide variety of digital media industries. The more exciting projects and creative jobs the city can attract, the more smart people there will be in town to generate ideas for improving the city's infrastructure and services in ways that accommodate Guadalajara's inevitable population growth. The city has broken ground on 40 hectares of what could eventually expand to 380 hectares of space for the project.

Both city leaders and Mexican government officials are very enthusiastic about making Smart City possibilities become reality in both the near- and far-term. In addition to revitalizing Guadalajara, the project is serving as a test bed to develop best practices and a pool of talent that can be used in cities throughout Mexico. To speed that process these leaders are embracing revolutionary, and often complementary, technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), smart grid, e-health and augmented reality, to name a few. All of the above will help provide the people of Guadalajara with clean water, nutritious food, and affordable energy, housing and transportation, etc.

The IEEE is there to provide government and CCD leaders with its wealth of experience and knowledge of these emerging and evolving technologies. For example, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) provides a platform for global, open development of standards, which will be imperative to the success and scalability of Smart Cities. The group currently is developing an architectural framework for the IoT. The framework will promote cross-domain interaction, aid system interoperability and functional compatibility.

All of these things are needed to fuel growth of the IoT market and become resilient infrastructure to Smart Cities around the world. Initially, IoT is being used to support intelligent buildings, lighting, healthcare, transportation and more, but the sky is the limit in terms of opportunities that IoT and other emerging technologies will foster.


IEEE publications on IoT include:

IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J)

Launched in 2014, the IEEE IoT-J publishes papers on the latest advances, as well as review articles, on the various aspects of IoT from open call and special issues. Topics include IoT system architecture, IoT enabling technologies, IoT communication and networking protocols, IoT services and applications, and the social implications of IoT. The current issue is available in IEEE Xplore.

The IEEE IoT-J solicits original work that must not be currently under consideration for publication in other venues. For more information, view the Call for Papers.

IEEE Communications Magazine - This award-winning magazine brings you the latest international coverage of current issues and advances in key areas of wireless, optical and wired communications. Written in tutorial applications-driven style by the industry's leading experts, IEEE Communications Magazine delivers practical, current information on hot topics, implementations, and best industry practices.

IEEE Transactions on Communications - The IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM) publishes high-quality papers reporting theoretical and experimental advances in the general area of communications. TCOM has a broad scope spanning several areas such as wireless communications, wired communications, and optical communications.

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications - The IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications is a major archival journal that is committed to the timely publication of very high-quality, peer-reviewed, original papers that advance the theory and applications of wireless communication systems and networks.

IEEE Communications Letters - IEEE Communications Letters provides researchers with an ideal venue for sharing their newest results in a timely manner. Every month this journal publishes 20-25 short (up to 4 pages) high-quality contributions on the theory and practice of communications.

IEEE Wireless Communications Letters - Publishes timely, novel and high-quality recent results on Wireless Communications in letter format. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters have a 4-page limit. The journal's goal is rapid dissemination of original, cutting-edge ideas and timely, significant contributions in the theory and applications of wireless communications.

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking - The IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking's high-level objective is to publish high-quality, original research results derived from theoretical or experimental exploration of the area of communication/computer networking, covering all sorts of information transport networks over all sorts of physical layer technologies, both wireline (all kinds of guided media: e.g., copper, optical) and wireless (e.g., radio-frequency, acoustic (e.g., underwater), infra-red), or hybrids of these.

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management - IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (IEEE TNSM) is a journal for timely publication of archival research on the management of networks, systems, services and applications, as well as on issues in communications software, service engineering, policies and business processes for network and service management.

IEEE Pervasive Computing - IEEE Pervasive Computing explores the many facets of pervasive and ubiquitous computing with research articles, case studies, product reviews, conference reports, departments covering wearable and mobile technologies, and more.

IEEE Sensors Journal - The IEEE Sensors Journal is a peer-reviewed, semi-monthly online journal devoted to sensors and sensing phenomena.


IEEE Calls for Papers

IEEE Internet of Things Journal
IEEE Communications Magazine
IEEE Communications Standard Magazine
IEEE Internet of Things Magazine
IEEE Network
IEEE Wireless Communications


IEEE Talks IoT

Check out our ongoing series of Q&A articles with the IEEE experts!
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Selected Articles from IEEE Xplore

IEEE Xplore

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for scientific and technical content on a vast breadth of topics including the Internet of Things (IoT). Each month IEEE IoT will select articles from this influential repository of information published by the IEEE and its publishing partners, and make them available to the IEEE IoT Technical Community members on a complimentary basis.
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IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) Conference Proceedings

IEEE WF-IoTAccess the IEEE WF-IoT Conference Proceedings in IEEE Xplore.

2018 IEEE WF-IoT, 5-8 February 2018, Singapore

2016 IEEE WF-IoT, 12-14 December 2016, Virginia, USA

2015 IEEE WF-IoT, 14-16 December 2015, Milan, Italy

2014 IEEE WF-IoT, 6-8 March 2014, Seoul, Korea


IEEE IoT Brain Trust Blog (ECN Magzine)

The IEEE IoT Brain Trust series is a collection of blogs exploring IoT in the industry.

Meeting Cloud Challenges May Pave Way for IoT - 28 July 2016

The Increasingly Concerning Carbon Footprint of Information and Telecommunication Technologies - 29 April 2016

Standardizing 3D Body Processing Technology - 8 March 2016

IoT’s Special Gift to Big Data - 22 January 2016

IoT and the Cloud - 22 December 2015

IEEE 802.11’s Role in Enabling the Internet of Things - 1 December 2015

Defining the Internet of Things: A Work in Progress - 3 November 2015

How the Smart Grid Will Impact IoT - 19 June 2015

What Does IoT + Big Data Mean to You? - 27 April 2015

How IoT Will Affect Telecom (Part II) - 31 March 2015


The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

In June 2016, IEEE-USA, along with the IEEE Internet Initiative, had the opportunity to comment on the National Telecommunication and Information Administration's role in promoting and regulating the IoT.

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IEEE-SA IoT Ecosystem Study

IEEE Standards AssociationIEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Releases Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem Study in Advance of Key IoT Industry Events.
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IEEE-SA engaged stakeholders in key regions of the world to create an IoT Ecosystem Study. The study comprises three principal areas: Market, Technology, and Standards, along with an examination of the role of academia and research and the importance of user acceptance. An executive summary (PDF, 116 KB) of the study is available.

The Institute Special Report: The Internet of Things

IEEE members are at the forefront of an interconnectivity revolution. 

Read more in The Institute - March 2014 Special Issue on IoT

Tech News: The Internet of Things

The Institute - March 2014

IoT Comic Book - Inspiring the Internet of Things
Internet of Things International Forum & Alexandra Institute

The IoT Comic Book, Inspiring the Internet of Things, is a fun, easy to read and understand publication about the Internet of Things. Released by the IoT Forum and Alexandra Institute, the comic book features 15 illustrative IoT application scenarios, over 25 IoT concepts, and 4 IoT expert interviews.



News Articles

Connected Tech at CES
IEEE Transmitter - December 2016

With smart home devices now owned by 15% of households, IoT products for the home are catching on. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), you can expect to see the latest in IoT smart home gadgets, smart tech partnerships, and advancements in voice-activated technologies. Additional tech on display includes facial recognition, thermal imaging, and connected luggage.

Read more at IEEE Transmitter


IoT Will Demand a Step-Change in Search Solutions
Scientific Computing - December 2016

The article, "On Searching the Internet of Things: Requirements and Challenges", recently published in IEEE Intelligent Systems, examines the need to develop new search engine solutions to effectively index, crawl, and find data that IoT devices need to collect while ensuring the data remains safe from hackers.

Read more at Scientific Computing


Interoperability in the Internet of Things
Computing Now - December 2016

The original IoT vision is of a hyper-connected global ecosystem in which "things" communicate with other "things" whenever needed to deliver highly diversified services to users. Yet, today, vendor-specific solutions have created local IoT silos. To address this situation, many IoT researchers and industry leaders are now focusing on interoperability.

Read more at Computing Now


Access past articles below.


How the Internet of Things Impacts ICT and Green ICT Efforts
Intelligent Utility - November 2016

In this article, Jaafar Elmirghani, IEEE Green ICT Initiative Co-Chair, and professor at University of Leeds, examines how IoT’s rise will further challenge our efforts to “green” – or make more sustainable – information and communication technology (ICT).

Read more at Intelligent Utility


Smart Cities, Big Data, and the Internet of Things
IEEE Standards University - November 2016

Today, the rate of data generation doubles every 12 months and will soon double every 12 hours. At the same time, IoT machine-to-machine IP traffic will grow 44% each year until 2020. Now, as these digital technologies are being woven into today's Smart Cities, how can big data and the IoT be used for urban analysis?

Read more at IEEE Standards University


Wanted: Smart Public Policy for Internet of Things Security
IEEE Spectrum - November 2016

While the Internet of Things offers many benefits, vulnerable IoT devices will put everyone at risk. Recent cyberattacks utilizing IoT devices reinforces why it is so crucial for manufacturers to program basic security measures into their devices. Now, experts in the U.S. are asking regulators to step in.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


IEEE Technology Time Machine Explores Big-Picture Ideas
The Institute - November 2016

"At this year’s IEEE Technology Time Machine conference, technologists got the opportunity to imagine an ideal future—one in which all diseases have been cured, every country has a stable economy, and telepresence is commonplace. The event encouraged attendees to think big, then step back to figure out how to make lofty goals possible."

Read more at The Institute


Internet of Things (IoT): 2017 Predictions From Forrester
Forbes - November 2016

Forrester's recent report, “Predictions 2017: Security And Skills Will Temper Growth Of IoT”, shares predictions to help CIOs tackle the rapidly changing IoT landscape to deliver and enable connected products and businesses processes. This article from Forbes examines the research firm’s specific IoT predictions for next year.

Read more at Forbes

Access the report at Forrester


IEEE Wireless Communications: Special Issue on IoT, October 2016

IEEE Wireless Communications: Special Issue on IoT, October 2016

  • Internet-of-Things-Based Smart Environments
  • Trustworthy Crowdsourcing in the Social Internet of Things
  • End-to-End Biometrics-Based Security for IoT Infrastructure
  • Privacy Attacks and Defenses in Cloud-Enabled Internet of Vehicles
  • The Rising Stars in the IoT And Smart City Scenarios
  • Ipv6-Based Hierarchical Internet of Things
  • Big Data Analytics in the Social Internet Of Things

Access this issue in IEEE Xplore



IoT, Big Data, Fog Computing, and How the Work of Today Can Shape Tomorrow
IoT Tech - October 2016

In this article, Doug Zuckerman, chair of IEEE Technology Time Machine 2016, discusses the major technologies featured at this year's conference and singles out IoT as key.

“IoT is the one that I think is going to have the biggest impact,” he tells IoT Tech News. “It seems to be something that a lot of companies have picked up on and they’re trying to put a stake in the ground on it.”

Read more at IoT Tech


IoT on the Rise
IEEE Transmitter - October 2016

The Internet of Things is making its way into more and more industries each day. Nearly 30% of businesses around the world have begun limited IoT deployments, making our world more connected than ever. Where do you see IoT in 10 years?

Read more at IEEE Transmitter


How Will Society Interact With the Internet of Things?
IoT Evolution World - October 2016

In this article, Clinton J. Andrews examines the social, economic, and political forces that shape the demand for new technologies such as the Internet of Things. Andrews is a Professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, an IEEE Future Directions and IEEE IoT volunteer, and he will be speaking at IEEE TTM, 20-21 October 2016 in San Diego, CA, USA.

Read more at IoT Evolution World


The Internet of Things Is Full of Motes, Domotics, and BANs
IEEE Spectrum - September 2016

An explosion of devices means an explosion of words: the Internet of Things is bringing a new wave of vocabulary. This article from IEEE Spectrum takes a look at a few noteworthy coinages related to the Internet of Things.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


Pervasive Intelligence: IoT Human-to-Machine and M2M Interaction Challenges
IoT Evolution World - September 2016

"Current trends point to the emergence of a fantastic future in less than a decade. Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence will enable pervasive intelligence in everyday devices to learn and dynamically support our preferences and lifestyles at home, at work and on the move. The still somewhat vague phrase, the “Internet of Things” (IoT), captures this vision."

Read more at IoT Evolution World


An Internet of Frugal Things for Small Agriculture
IEEE Technical Community Spotlight - September 2016

Approximately 2.5 billion people worldwide live directly from agricultural production systems. Since so little is known about small-scale farms, the lack of transparency regarding efficiency of each farm leads to leariness from investors and resellers. However, with frugal IoT, the ability to assess data about these farms may help provide insight into small-scale farming operations.

Read more at IEEE Technical Community Spotlight


IoT Data and Context Discovery
Computing Now - September 2016

The IoT’s advent has fuelled a paradigm shift in data and context discovery. Datasets that were once confined to single applications are now discoverable and available for reuse and repurposing in multiple applications. Computing Now’s September 2016 issue includes seven articles that examine opportunities and challenges in IoT data and context discovery.

Read more at Computing Now


IoT Vulnerabilities: Simplified Models Identify Critical Clues
IoT Evolution World - August 2016

"Smart cities, smart grid, self-driving cars, wearable health monitors all have one thing in common – they are likely to link to and depend on the somewhat elusive concept of the Internet of Things (IoT)."

Read more at IoT Evolution World


Security in IoT Based on Smart Object Identities
IoT Evolution World - August 2016

"Secure IoT ecosystems require new identity management solutions to cope with new challenges due to the inherent nature and requirements of IoT, where the identities of a huge amount of heterogeneous smart objects need to be managed. Current proposed solutions need to be adapted to the envisioned scenarios allowing more flexible sharing models, as well as volatile and dynamic security associations between entities, while privacy is still preserved, keeping data minimization and unlinkability as main concerns."

Read more at IoT Evolution World


Rio Olympics: Visa Tests NFC-Enabled Wearables for Mobile Payments
RCR Wireless News - August 2016

Payments using near field communications (NFC) technology are getting a boost during the 2016 Rio Olympics as Visa tests using wearables for payments.

Read more at RCR Wireless News


Technology in the Summer Games Timeline
IEEE Transmitter - August 2016

The Summer Games originated in ancient Greece over 3,000 years ago with the modern Games taking place in 1896 in Athens. Since then, the Games have been at the forefront of technology development and usage. Explore the timeline to see how tech has influenced and evolved with the Games and athletes throughout the decades.

View the interactive timeline at IEEE Transmitter.


A New, Unifying Specification Eases Sensor Integration Challenges
IEEE Standards Insight Blog - August 2016

"Integrating sensors into small devices has never been easy, but today it’s even more complex—and more important—than ever before. Thanks to the smartphone industry that popularized sensor applications, consumers and businesses benefit daily from the information sensors provide. Sensors in all types of mobile-connected devices are enabling markets in many vertical industries and fueling the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT). Camera sensors are essential to autonomous vehicles, for example, and embedded biometric sensors are innovating new medical, health, and fitness products."

Read more at IEEE Standards Insight Blog


The Internet of Everything
IEEE Spark - August 2016

Learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting our world in the latest issue of IEEE Spark! Meet an Internet of Things innovator, try a hands-on activity exploring the role of technical standards, check out the IEEE Internet of Things initiative, and discover additional IoT online resources and experiences.

Read more at IEEE Spark


Meeting Cloud Challenges May Pave Way for IoT
ECN - July 2016

In the latest IEEE Brain Trust Blog, Chris Miyachi, chair of the IEEE Cloud Computing Community, and systems engineer/software architect at Xerox Corporation, examines a few key challenges relating to Cloud Computing, IoT, and Big Data such as storage, processing, security, and privacy. Miyachi outlines several strategies and paths to solutions that are currently underway.

Read more at ECN


NIST’s Network-of-Things Model Builds Foundation to Help Define the Internet of Things
National Institute of Standards and Technology - July 2016

A new publication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides a basic model aimed at helping researchers better understand the Internet of Things (IoT) and its security challenges.


Download NIST Special Publication 800-183 Networks of 'Things' at (PDF, 3 MB)


The Next Wave, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2016
Internet of Things

The Next Wave: Internet of Things

The National Security Agency has published a special review on the Internet of Things. The latest edition of The Next Wave, the NSA's review of emerging technologies, features articles on new innovations, IoT privacy and security challenges, agile block ciphers for IoT, and more.

Becky Richards, NSA Director of Civil Liberties and Privacy, is the issue's guest editor.

Download this issue at (PDF, 5 MB)





The Memory Of Cars
Forbes - July 2016

The Internet of Things will be a great driver for memory and storage technology both at the source device and in the network and supports and uses the data from that device. The promise of safe intelligent and autonomous transportation is impossible without significant memory and storage capabilities offered by today’s and tomorrow’s digital memory and storage technologies.

Read more at Forbes


Connected Vehicles: Advancing Technology for the Future - July 2016

Bruce Kraemer, President of the IEEE Standards Association, discusses how current standards development for connected vehicles will help transform the car of the near future from an isolated island of glass and steel to a fully interconnected node in the Internet of Things (IoT).



Graphene-Silicon Photodetector Could Enable the Internet of Things
IEEE Spectrum - July 2016

Simple and cheap to produce, a graphene-based photodetector could significantly reduce energy consumption in optical data transmission -- a key achievement in realizing the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


The Netherlands Creates First National Network Dedicated to IoT
ZDNet - July 2016

The LoRaWAN-based system developed by Dutch telco KPN is geared for sensors and other devices with low power and bandwidth requirements.

Read more at ZDNet


Micro-Supercapacitor Embedded in a Chip Could Power IoT Apps
Engineering360 - June 2016

VTT says its micro-supercapacitor is able to compete with carbon- and graphene-based devices in power, energy and durability.

Read more at Engineering360


Smart Homes: IoT in the Kitchen
IEEE Transmitter - June 2016

Smart devices and appliances have started to infiltrate the kitchen with the goal of making our lives easier when it comes to preparing meals. The engineering of items like multicookers and slow cookers, scales and ovens, strive to bring the future into our kitchens.

Read more at IEEE Transmitter


IoT Security Issues: How to Secure the Network
Datamation - June 2016

IEEE member William Webb shares his views on IoT security, noting wireless access points and central servers as main targets for hackers. In Webb's view, the problem isn't in the devices – rather, end-servers are the weakest link, and the spot where the data is hosted is most at risk.

Read more at Datamation


Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Information Week - June 2016

Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.

Read more at InformationWeek


IEEE Reliability Magazine: Special Issue on Big Data, May 2016

IEEE Reliability Magazine - May 2016

For more information about this issue, please see IEEE Reliability Magazine, May 2016.






The Future of IoT
IEEE Transmitter - May 2016

IoT products are inching their way into our homes at a fast pace. Just as with any other type of consumer product, there are questions about the future of these advanced products. William Webb, IEEE Fellow and CEO of Weightless SIG, an expert on IoT, shares his insight.

Read more at IEEE Transmitter


Looking Back at CES Asia
IEEE Transmitter - May 2016

In this interview, Tom Coughlin, Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee and member of the 2016 IEEE Technology Time Machine Organizing Committee, discusses the top tech trends at this year's CES Asia.

Read more at IEEE Transmitter


Field Force 2.0: The Rise of the Connected Worker
Wearable Tech News - May 2016

In this article, AJ Bubb, Wearables Practice Lead for North America in Accenture Emerging Technology, discusses how we can leverage hands free technology and wearables, such as smart glasses, as a means to equip the field force with the ability to solve problems. AJ blogs regularly about wearables and IoT, and he will be speaking at the IEEE Technology Time Machine conference this October in San Diego.

Read more at Wearable Tech News


Rethinking Processor Architectures
Semiconductor Engineering - May 2016

IEEE recently launched the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) to develop a comprehensive, end-to-end view of the computing ecosystem. This article examines how IRDS will affect the computing industry, the challenges ahead, and the program's impact on IoT.

Read more at Semiconductor Engineering


Standards for the Internet of Things: A Case Study in Disaster Response
Computer - May 2016

This article from IEEE Computer Magazine discusses how IoT can be utilized as part of a disaster emergency response system to help first responders save lives, the challenges of system implementation, and how harmonious standardization is essential to ensure reliable interoperability between the systems involved.

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The Increasingly Concerning Carbon Footprint of Information and Telecommunication Technologies
ECN - April 2016

In this IEEE IoT Brain Trust Blog, Cicek Cavdar, IEEE Green ICT Initiative, discusses the expanding carbon footprint of ICT, how IoT is forecast to accelerate its growth, and the critical challenges of making ICT more energy efficient, affordable, and sustainable to accommodate these trends.

Read more at ECN


IoT and Wearable Devices: How Standardisation Is Helping to Drive Market Adoption
WearableTech - April 2016

The role of standards is key to providing the needed functionality, interoperability and security for IoT and wearable technology. In this article, Bill Ash, Strategic Technology Program Director for IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), discusses how the IEEE-SA has been working in a number of areas to help build consensus on the adoption of wearable devices.

Read more at WearableTech


Why the New Ethernet Standard Will Spur Innovation in the Connected Car
ConnectedCarTech - April 2016

In this article, Steve Carlson, chair of the IEEE P802.3bw 100BASE-T1 Task Force, shares how the IEEE 802.3bw-2015 standard has immediate implications for the connected car, as well as supporting a unified platform for the connected car's future in the Internet of Things.

Read more at ConnectedCarTech


Will Smart Home Technology Change the Way We Live?
Digital Terminal - April 2016

From smart refrigerators to smart entertainment systems to smart HVAC systems, different appliances and objects are getting smarter and connecting to the Internet and each other. You can expect this technology to further permeate your life in the future, especially at home. IEEE Senior member Arthur Ziviani, IEEE Senior member Yu Yuan, and IEEE Fellow William Webb discuss a number of smart home technologies that will change the way we live.

Read more at Digital Terminal


Ask The Experts: Green Information and Communication Technology
The Insitute - April 2016

In this IEEE Roundup article from The Institute, IEEE Member and IEEE Green ICT Initiative Co-Chair Thierry Klein addresses readers' questions on how to make devices more eco-friendly as well as the implications of big data and the Internet of Things on ICT's energy efficiency.

Read more at The Institute


Hacking Your Phone
60 Minutes - April 2016

In this 60 Minutes news report, correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reports on how cellphones and mobile phone networks are vulnerable to hacking. By exploiting a security flaw in Signaling System Seven, or SS7, hackers can take control of a smartphone just by knowing its number.

View the report at CBS News


An IEEE Perspective: 2016 HIMSS in Review
Medical Design Technology - April 2016

This article by Bill Ash, Strategic Technology Program Director, IEEE Standards Association, recaps important trends at HIMSS this year and demonstrates how IEEE is helping drive the development of a value-based healthcare system based on standardization and an open, interoperable framework that can integrate multivendor solutions for network optimization and multi-device integration.

Read more at Medical Design Technology


Big Data: Smart Grid and the IoTNY
IEEE Smart Grid - April 2016

The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, being an unregulated electric distribution system, independent of the local utility, began with enormous potential and the private businesses, universities and government entities who continue to invest collaboratively are keenly aware of this. By applying technology that is not yet widespread, The Navy Yard has become a testbed for the trends that will become the future of the utility industry.

Read more at IEEE Smart Grid


Bluetooth IoT Devices Tout New Energy Savings
ReadWrite - March 2016

The Bluetooth SIG unveiled their own new energy-efficient specification for Internet of Things (IoT) devices that use Bluetooth communications protocols. This new specification called Transport Discovery Service (TDS) is applicable to devices with Bluetooth Core Specification version 4.0 or later.

Read more at ReadWrite


How to Protect Wearable Devices Against Cyberattacks
The Institute - March 2016

IEEE Cybersecurity experts are sharing ways to identify and prevent software design flaws. "WearFit: Security Design Analysis of a Wearable Fitness Tracker," a recent document released by the IEEE Center for Secure Design, describes how security flaws in a wearable fitness-tracking device can be avoided.

Read more at The Institute


Standardizing 3D Body Processing Technology
ECN - March 2016

In the latest IEEE IoT Brain Trust Blog, Luciano Oviedo, chair of the IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections' 3D Body Processing Activity, discusses current efforts to explore and develop standards across four 3D body processing technology domains -- of-the-body, on-the-body, fusion, and consumption -- where we expect to see a wide range of benefits.

Read more at ECN


IEEE Standards Education eMagazine, March 2016

The theme of the March 2016 issue of IEEE Standards Education eMagazine is: IoT, Cybersecurity, and the related standards. Featured articles include:

Access this issue at IEEE Standards University


IEEE IoT Initiative Lets Startups Showcase Their Products
The Institute - February 2016

The initiative is helping entrepreneurs present their Internet of Things products to potential investors at events including this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

Read more at The Institute


Big Data, IoT: Solving the World's Water Woes
Smart Grid News - February 2016

"Recent advances in science and technology, and, in particular big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), provide opportunities to prevent water waste. By gathering detailed measurements and leveraging analytics, it is possible to develop an end-to-end picture of our water supply to safeguard its quality and security."

Read more at Smart Grid News


IEEE's Technical Communities Growing Rapidly
The Institute - February 2016

With 10,000 members, the IEEE IoT Technical Community has become the fastest growing technical community created by the IEEE Future Directions Committee. Roberto Minerva, IEEE IoT chairman, speaks with The Institute about the group's success, the challenge to continue to engage members, and efforts to involve industry.

Read more at The Institute


Wave and enter: The wearable tech set to kill the password and PIN for good
Wareable - February 2016

Smartwatches, NFC rings, RFID chips... What wearable tech device would you choose to replace your password? IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran shares his insights on biometric security with wearables, including physical and behavioral characteristics.

Read more at Wareable


The IoT Connection: Taking the Internet to the Next Physical Level
Computer - February 2016

Vint Cerf, vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google Research; and Max Senges, program manager at Google Research, take a look at the challenges and delights we'll find in a future enabled by the Internet of Things.

Read more (PDF, 3 MB)


IoT’s Special Gift to Big Data
ECN - January 2016

"The term “information age” has been used for decades. Information is data, so by association, are we living in the “data age?” It appears so. Advances in the communication mediums that move information to so many so rapidly enable both."

Read more at ECN


Infographic: Internet of Things (IoT)
IEEE Communications Society - January 2016

IEEE ComSoc has released a newly designed Infographic on the Internet of Things. They are also offering an intermediate level course, Wireless for the Internet of Things, on 27 April 2016. This course is intended for engineers creating, or about to create, products for use with IoT applications.

Check out the Infographic and register now for the online course.


Beyond the Hype: These Technologies at CES Can Help People in Need
The Institute - January 2016

A wearable that helps people with disabilities communicate and a kit that helps workers dismantle landmines are among the award-winning devices.

Read more at The Institute


IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi HaLow Emerges for IoT
Enterprise Networking Planet - January 2016

"Wi-Fi in 2016 is pervasive already, with over 12 billion Wi-Fi enabled devices shipped to date and 3 billion more forecast to ship this year. Helping to fuel Wi-Fi growth in 2016 and beyond will be the market for the Internet of Things (IoT). A key pillar to enable Wi-Fi is the emerging IEEE 802.11ah specification, which the Wi-Fi Alliance is branding as HaLow."

Read more at Enterprise Networking Planet


CES 2016: Complete Coverage of the Best Emerging Tech
IEEE Spectrum - January 2016

Check out IEEE Spectrum's complete coverage of the hottest gadgets and the latest technology trends at CES 2016, the world's biggest electronics show.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


CES: The Engineer’s Scorecard
IEEE Spectrum - January 2016

"We can trace the current frenzy around the Internet of Things back to technologies presented at ICCE events that stretch back to the 1990s, when always-on, always-connected consumer devices first started appearing..."

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


IoT Innovations at CES 2016: What to Expect
InformationWeek - January 2016

Experts forecast the Internet of Things will make progress for the consumer market at the annual CES show in Las Vegas.

Read more at InformationWeek


Learning Internet-of-Things Security “Hands-on”
IEEE Security & Privacy - January/February 2016

What can you glean from using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts to create Internet of Things (IoT) use cases? As it turns out, a lot. The fast productization of IoT technologies is leaving users vulnerable to security and privacy risks.

Read more from IEEE Security & Privacy (PDF, 663 KB)



IoT and the Cloud
ECN - December 2015

"A cloud-enabled IoT could provide a means to access, monitor and to some extent control one’s digital world, from the home area network to the larger world. It has implications for healthcare, education, transportation, personal finance – all the industry verticals served by today’s Internet."

Read more at ECN


Autonomous, Driverless & Connected Cars: Where Are Smart IoT Cars Taking Us?
Computer Business Review - December 2015

While the first fully autonomous vehicles are predicted to hit the road between 2017 and 2022, there are still many technical, security, and safety challenges to overcome. Dr. Kevin Curran, Senior IEEE member, discusses the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication network and vehicle mobile phone hardware which will be vulnerable to malware.

Read more at Computer Business Review


‘The Connected Person’: IoT, Big Data, and the Cloud
CloudTech - December 2015

"The personalized cloud for individuals will be populated by devices, software and data that ultimately bring the world to one’s digital doorstep."

Read more at CloudTech


Boost Your Home’s IQ With These Seven Gadgets
The Institute - December 2015

Ready to start building your smart home? These seven innovative gadgets are designed to make your life easier, lower your energy costs, and even entertain your cats.

Read more at The Institute


14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data and Business Forever
InformationWeek - December 2015

The Internet of Things has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.

Read more at InformationWeek


IEEE 802.11’s Role in Enabling the Internet of Things
ECN - December 2015

"With the remarkable ascension of the IEEE Standard 802.11 over its 25-year history and its influence on the always-on, always-connected lifestyle for countless people around the world, it’s fair to ask whether the standard has a role to play in the nascent Internet of Things (IoT). For those of us who work closely on continuing enhancements to the IEEE 802.11, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”"

Read more at ECN


Running the Rule Over the Internet of Data
Financier Worldwide - December 2015

"Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) is a now a familiar concept for many, less well-known is one of its progeny – the Internet of Data (IoD) – and the myriad issues it presents. First among these issues is the sheer volume of data generated by an ever increasing network of connected devices that collect and exchange information, and then, the opportunities this creates for business and, less welcomingly, for criminal skulduggery."

Read more at Financier Worldwide


Where Worldwide Collaboration for IoT Innovation Is Happening
IEEE Standards Insight Blog - November 2015

"There are many reasons that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is ideally suited for its role as a prime collaborative environment for the worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) movement. For one, IEEE expertise spans the established and emerging technology areas that enable the IoT, as well as its established presence in those vertical industries that are most impacted by the IoT. In addition, IEEE has a rich history of openly inviting stakeholders of any technology area, geographic market or size to participate in global collaboration in historic-scale innovation."

Read more at IEEE Standards Insight Blog


Defining the Internet of Things: A Work in Progress
ECN - November 2015

In the latest IEEE IoT Brain Trust blog, Roberto Minerva and Domenico Rotondi discuss the interactive essay, "Towards a Definition of the Internet of Things (IoT)" and invite members of the IEEE IoT Technical Community to contribute to it and help shape the evolving definition of the IoT.

Read more at ECN


Internet of Things Phenomenon
Electricity Today - November 2015

The article takes a comprehensive look at IoT as it relates to the utility industry, specifically highlighting IEEE P2413 and the IEEE Internet Initiative, as well as discussing IoT's ability to seamlessly integrate multiple platforms including the Smart Grid, Smart Home, Smart Building, Smart Car, Smart City and Smart Factory.

Read more at Electricity Today


Securing the Internet of Anything (IoA)
Computing Now - November 2015

As the rapid increase of IoT devices creates new attack surfaces, we need to immediately start addressing the new IoT environment reliability and security concerns, as well as safety and privacy issues. Computing Now's November 2015 theme presents three articles that discuss IoT security challenges and opportunities.

Read more at Computing Now


Stretchable Antenna Boosts Range for Wearable Devices
IEEE Spectrum - October 2015

A new stretchy antenna can endure the bending and flexing of human body movements while steadily maintaining communications. Such an antenna could enable wearable devices to measure athletes' health and fitness data during workouts or allow office workers to leave their phones behind and still take calls while walking outside during lunch hour.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


“Conscious” Technologies Cut Home Network Energy
ECN - October 2015

"As connected devices multiply in the home, from set-top boxes, smartphones, and computers, to Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets and monitors, there’s concern that there will be a corresponding increase in overall energy used by these myriad network interfaces. Instead, these network interfaces are actually the key to reducing total energy in the household by consolidating resources and notifying when resources are needed or can be placed in a lower power state or turned off."

Read more at ECN


Moving the Internet of Things Closer to Reality
The Institute - October 2015

A forum in Milan will explore its evolution and its potential impact from many points of view

"We’re entering the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) in which billions of devices will communicate with their users and each other to make the world work better—we hope. From 14 to 16 December, the second IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) will gather about 350 industry leaders, academics, entrepreneurs, government policymakers, and students in Milan to move those hopes closer to reality. Seven IEEE societies are sponsoring the conference."

Read more at The Institute


Building a Better Tomorrow With IoT
IEEE Technical Community Spotlight - September 2015

According to Yen-Kuang (YK) Chen, “Internet of Things” may as well be called “Internet of Everything,” or, rather, “Internet of Everyone.” Chen, who has devoted much of his time to volunteering with IEEE Internet of Things, insists that one thing is at the heart of IoT’s potential success: collaboration.

Read more at IEEE Technical Community Spotlight


IoT Interoperability Requires Security
IEEE Standards Insight Blog - September 2015

"As Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives spin up around the globe, the race is on. And building from a foundation that isn’t going to require short-term retooling is critical for continued success of your effort."

Read more at IEEE Standards Insight Blog


The Who's Who of Internet of Things Standards Bodies
Boundless Magazine - September 2015

Standardization efforts to advance the IoT are currently under way. This article outlines several notable IoT standards working groups and active projects, including IEEE P2413, Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things.

Read more at Boundless Magazine


Low power wide area networking alternatives for the IoT
EDN Network - September 2015

This article covers a variety of disparate low-power, wide-area networking schemes addressing civic, industrial, and other IoT applications. A wide range of approaches and tradeoffs in battery life, data rate, operating frequency, achievable range, and scalability, as well as security, OSI levels defined, and roaming support make this a profile of individual approaches rather than a compare and contrast article.

Read more at EDN Network


802.11ah: Wi-Fi protocol for IoT solves two M2M problems
TechRepublic - August 2015

Using existing communication protocols for IoT devices complicates M2M device deployment and increases costs. IEEE's new Wi-Fi protocol should eliminate both issues.

Read more at TechRepublic


ARM and IBM Make It Easy to Experiment With the Internet of Things
IEEE Spectrum - August 2015

To help developers get started experimenting with the IoT, IBM and ARM have introduced a starter kit consisting of a microcontroller and application shield that can be connected to the cloud for building and deploying apps for IoT devices.

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


How IoT empowers dialogue on cybersecurity, privacy, and identity and access management
EnterpriseAppsTech - August 2015

"It is a counterintuitive challenge to begin with. The whole point of the Internet is to make information more accessible, but the prevailing question in cybersecurity, privacy and identity and access management (IAM) is how to build an effective framework of complementary technologies and policies for restricting who can access what information when and in what ways."

Read more at EnterpriseAppsTech


Industrial Internet Consortium and IEEE Standards Association Collaborating Toward Comprehensive Framework for Interoperable Internet of Things (IoT)
IEEE Standards Association - August 2015

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) are collaborating toward development of a comprehensive architecture for an interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) around the world.

Read more at IEEE Standards Association


Web-Based Management of the Internet of Things
IEEE Internet Computing - July/August 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) system presented here seamlessly integrates virtual and physical worlds to efficiently manage things of interest (TOIs), where services and resources offered by things easily can be monitored, visualized, and aggregated for value-added services by users. Using practical experience gained from this system, the authors identify several R&D opportunities for building future IoT applications.

Read more in IEEE Internet Computing (PDF, 5 MB)


Garage Door Openers: An Internet of Things Case Study
IEEE Security & Privacy - July/August 2015

As the Internet of Things grows, household appliances are increasingly facing threats that come with being connected to the Internet. Focusing on one particularly security-relevant product--the garage door opener--how might IoT devices be designed with security in mind?

Read more in IEEE Security & Privacy (PDF, 1 MB)


The Internet of Things and the Connected Vehicle
IEEE Standards Insight Blog - July 2015

In this blog, Bill Ash, Strategic Technology Program Director, IEEE Standards Association, examines how existing technologies, such as the IEEE 2030.5 standard, will coexist and interoperate with next generation technologies, including IoT and the connected vehicle.

Read more at IEEE Standards Insight Blog


Google Funds University Living Lab for Internet of Things
IEEE Spectrum - July 2015

"Carnegie Mellon University's campus could soon transform into a living laboratory for testing how Internet-connected sensors, gadgets, and buildings might change our daily life. Google has awarded half a million dollars to Carnegie Mellon and a broader university coalition to develop the technologies needed to make that vision a reality."

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


MEMS in Medical Devices: Hockey-stick Growth, Standards, and the Internet of Things
MDT Medical Design Technology - July 2015

The current, rapidly increasing use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), the advent of an Internet of Things (IoT) and the interactive role these technologies will play in healthcare going forward will likely change the world as we know it.

Read more at MDT Medical Design Technology


The Internet of Things and the consulting-specifying engineer
Consulting-Specifying Engineer - July 2015

What considerations should a consulting specifying engineer make for the demands of scale? And should a smart building be its own Intranet of Things, or should it be connected to the larger Internet of Things?

Read more at Consulting-Specifying Engineer


Even bigger data: Getting the most out of your implementation
CloudTech - June 2015

"Over the last week or so, I’ve had the opportunity to view a collection of talks and articles about new network technologies related to how data is gathered, moved, and distributed. A common element in all of these discussions is the presence of big data."

Read more at CloudTech


Wearable Medical Devices and End-to-End Healthcare
MDT Medical Design Technology - June 2015

"Wearable, low-power medical devices hold the promise of vastly improving the efficiency and cost of end-to-end (E2E) healthcare delivery. While this is particularly true in developing countries, success in this burgeoning domain would benefit all of humanity, in both developed and emerging economies."

Read more at MDT Medical Design Technology


How the smart grid will impact IoT
ECN - June 2015

"The North American electric grid is a patchwork of several large, synchronous AC grids that are loosely interconnected with each other. Some 9,000 utility generating plants produce electric energy into high-voltage transmission lines and substations, which carry electricity to remote load centers where it is distributed to customers through some 145 million retail meters. Each regional grid is centrally monitored and controlled so that the generating plants will meet the aggregate needs of customers within the constraints of the transmission system."

Read more at ECN


Why IoT Needs 5G
IEEE Spectrum - May 2015

"When 5G, the fifth generation of wireless communications technology, arrives in 2020, engineers expect that it will be able to handle about 1000 times more mobile data than today's cellular systems. It will also become the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT), linking up fixed and mobile devices--vending machines and cars alike--becoming part of a new industrial and economic revolution, some say."

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


IoT Security Faces Policy Gap
EE Times - May 2015

The Internet of Things can bring down barriers that currently exist between vertical markets and domains so valuable information can be shared more readily to everyone's benefit. The value of moving data easily among sensors, devices and the cloud is clear, but enabling this capability raises serious privacy and security issues that we must address to foster the continued advancement of the IoT.

Read more at EE Times


Is the IoT Really 'Internet of Sensors'?
Enterprise Tech - May 2015

"A contrarian view of the conceptual framework known as the Internet to Things asserts that it should really be called the Internet of Sensors. "Companies that embrace the IoS and not the IoT will be the winners in the connected world," claims the U.K.-based technology and development organization called The Technology Partnership."

Read more at EnterpriseTech


What Does IoT + Big Data Mean to You?
ECN - April 2015

Nearly everyone who has recently viewed advertisements on the Web, seen recommendations in on-line shopping, used protection for fraud and security, or any number of other applications using data from the "crowd" has felt the impact of Big Data. We are now starting to feel the effect of a much bigger "crowd", the Internet of Things (IoT). The opportunities for innovation from the combination of Big Data and IoT will, once again, change how we think about using the Internet.

Read more at ECN


IEEE predicts mind control on tap for 2025
SmartGridNews - April 2015

"At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona recently, IEEE surveyed attendees, as well as members of IEEE's social platforms -- more than 3,000 people -- to determine how they feel about certain devices for technology control in the year 2025. The results were surprising."

Read more at SmartGridNews


How IoT will affect telecom
ECN - March 2015

This is the second blog in the monthly IEEE IoT Brain Trust series, a collection of blogs that will explore IoT in the industry. In this two-part blog, Robert S. Fish, PhD., takes a look at how IoT will affect telecom. Robert S. Fish is Vice President, Standards Activities, IEEE Communications Society; Member-at-Large, IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors; President, Netovations, LLC.

Read Part I and Part II of this blog at ECN


Beware of these IoT designs with security flaws
TechRepublic - March 2015

What do Kung-Fu Grip, Secret Handshake, Postcards Home, and Baby Duck Authentication have in common? They're all IoT design patterns with security flaws.

Read more at TechRepublic


Developing exemplary smart cities for a smarter world
Embedded Computing Design - March 2015

"As cities grow and the world barrels toward urbanization, it's important to stay smart about city planning. It's estimated that $10 trillion in investments will be needed for urban infrastructure by 2025. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is working to help municipalities address urbanization and integrate technology to create smart cities in its Smart Cities Initiative (SCI)."

Read more at Embedded Computing Design


A 'Building Code' For Internet of Things Security, Privacy
Dark Reading - March 2015

In the fast-emerging IoT, medical device safety is reaching a critical juncture. Here are three challenges InfoSec professionals should begin to think about now.

Read more at Dark Reading


How softwarization will affect the Internet of Things
ECN - March 2015

While Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are mutually beneficial, they are not dependent on each other. Network functions can be virtualized and deployed without an SDN being required and vice-versa. But both can be seen as expressions of a systemic "softwarization" trend that is not only impacting telecom but other Industries as well.

Read more at ECN


IoT Initiative Poised for Growth in Collaboration with COMSOC
IEEE Communications Magazine - February 2015

The February President's page is devoted to the IEEE Internet of Things initiative. Because of its scope, and the many ComSoc volunteers involved in it, this initiative is a paradigmatic example of how ComSoc can (and should) contribute to multidisciplinary endeavours sponsored by IEEE.

Read more at IEEE Communications Magazine


Getting Serious About Cybersecurity
IEEE Standards Insight Blog - February 2015

With each emerging technology and, especially, multidisciplinary, connected technologies such as the Internet of Things, new cybersecurity threats increase as well. IEEE addresses this issue on several fronts and at multiple levels as outlined in this blog.

Read more at IEEE Standards Insight Blog


Do You Have the Right to Be Disconnected?
Product Design & Development - February 2015

We are all connected people according to panelists brought together for Engineering Live: The Connected Person on Feb. 25, but the way we balance connectivity and privacy is still being determined by our technology and our society.

Read more at Product Design & Development


Radio chip for the “Internet of things”
MIT News - February 2015

Circuit that reduces power leakage when transmitters are idle could greatly extend battery life.

Read more at MIT News


FTC Report on Internet of Things Urges Companies to Adopt Best Practices to Address Consumer Privacy and Security Risks
Federal Trade Comission - January 2015

Report recognizes rapid growth of connected devices offers societal benefits, but also risks that could undermine consumer confidence



Five myths (debunked) about security and privacy for Internet of Things
CSO Online - January 2015

IoT has the potential to enable improvements to so many facets of life, the list is endless. Its primary advancement is enabling the interconnectedness of "things" and resulting insights and synergies. Yet that same connectedness raises concerns for security and privacy that must be addressed.

Read more at CSO Online


3 reasons why the Internet of Things (still) doesn’t make sense
The Washington Post - January 2015

If there was one big buzzword out of this year’s CES, it was the “Internet of Things.” Just about every major tech company seemingly wants to sell products or services as part of the Internet of Things. According to Cisco chief executive John Chambers, the Internet of Things could be a $19 trillion opportunity, with more than 50 billion objects hooked up to the Internet by 2020. The momentum behind the Internet of Things seems to be pretty much unstoppable, right?

Read more at The Washington Post


How I Launched an Internet-of-Things Pet Product
The Institute - January 2015

In this article by Tom Kowalick, chair of the IEEE 1616 standard working group committee and president of AIRMIKA, Inc., he explains how he invented Luck-E-Dog, a tag that makes it possible for pets to call home.

Read more at The Institute

See more of The Institute's coverage of CES 2015


FTC Urges IoT Privacy, Security-by-Design at CES
Threatpost - January 2015

In her keynote address yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez imagined the dystopic convergence of big data conglomerates and a ceaseless information gathering machine fueled by the constant connectivity ushered in by the so-called "Internet of Things."

Read more at Threatpost


BlackBerry unveils Internet of Things platform at CES
CBC News - January 2015

Canadian company hopes to leverage reputation for security in growing market for everyday web-connected device

Read more at CBC News


See What IEEE Has in Store for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
The Institute - January 2015

A mind-controlled game and famous guests will make an appearance

Read more at The Institute


What to Expect at CES 2015 and Beyond
IEEE Spectrum - January 2015

"At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there will be a sea of new devices and gizmos jostling for our attention. Many of them are simply the latest iteration of established technologies, but other newcomers represent emerging trends that are likely to influence entire categories of products--and even help forge new categories."

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


At the International CES, the Internet of Things Hits Home
The New York Times - January 2015

"This is the digital lifestyle not just coming into concept but into practical execution," said John Curran, managing director of communications, media and technology at the consulting firm Accenture. "The Internet of Things is touching almost every aspect of your life, and it's bringing in a host of new companies and new partnerships."

Read more at The New York Times



Expanding Wellness Monitoring and Care with e-Health
MDT Medical Design Technology - December 2014

This article covers how technology and standards development for e-health are coming together and improving the lives of individuals across the globe. IoT's effects on e-health are discussed, and the importance of IEEE P2413 is brought to light. The need for the IEEE 11073 standards family is also highlighted, and how it is intended to support plug-and-play, seamless communications among various e-health devices and other healthcare systems and personal health appliances.

Read more at MDT Medical Design Technology


Five Big Things To Watch At CES 2015
Forbes - December 2014

"The Internet of Things converges intelligent products and services that communicate with each other, and with people, over global networks. As a market, it has arrived. And now it is ready for prime time exposure at CES, one of the world's largest high tech events every year."

Read more at Forbes


How the Internet of Things could transform the value chain
McKinsey & Company - December 2014

In this interview, the CEO of software company PTC, James Heppelmann, explains how connected products may help companies become more proactive and efficient.

Read more at McKinsey & Company


The Internet of Things: Sizing up the opportunity
McKinsey & Company - December 2014

This connectivity trend is now recognized as a source of growth for semiconductor players and their customers. Here we consider the opportunities and constraints for components manufacturers.

Read more at McKinsey & Company


What Is the Role of IoT in Water Quality, Conservation and Management?
Utility Horizons Quarterly - Fourth Quarter 2014

In this Q&A, UHQ and Oleg Logvinov, chair of the IEEE P2413 Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things Working Group, discusses how IoT can potentially improve Water Quality, Conservation and Management.

Read more at Utility Horizons Quarterly


The Internet of Things and the Connected Person
Wired Innovation Insights - December 2014

In this article, Dr. Adams relays that actually, at the center of the Internet of Things is the person using the many applications and services that IoT will provide. He goes on to say that there is a vision is taking shape around the world of people being connected ubiquitously across smart cities, smart buildings, smart cars and, even through sensors on or in their bodies in areas such as e-health, and that IoT is one of the foundational platforms on which this notion of the "connected person" is predicated. He discusses several IEEE standards helping IoT take shape, and highlights the need for additional standards in areas such as architecture, big data, cloud computing, communications, distributed intelligence, privacy and security of data and the smart grid.

Read more at Wired Innovation Insights


IoT and the Enterprise: Managing Risks and Avoiding Mistakes
FierceITSecurity - December 2014

Greg Shannon, Chair of the IEEE Cyber Security Initiative and chief scientist of the CERT division of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute speaks to the threats to enterprise security that come with advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the four aspects of IoT that you don’t want to get wrong.

Read more at FierceITSecurity


How to invest in the Internet of Things
Fortune - December 2014

Experts agree that products connected to the web will be huge, but cashing in on that trend isn't simple. A guide to putting money into the biggest opportunity since wireless technology made devices mobile.

Read more at Fortune


2014 T&D Year in Review, Wandering from a traditional to a modern, smarter grid
Electricity Today - November/December 2014

Steve Collier highlights how Intelligent Electronic Devices with digital communications will become part of IoT, which will ultimately make it possible to more accurately and efficiently operate and manage the grid, and then goes on to highlight a few examples of such.

Read more at Electricity Today


IEEE ComSoc CTN November 2014 Special Issue on IoT

IEEE ComSoc CTN November 2014 Special Issue on IoT





A Very Big Thing: The Internet of Things
Project Management Institute - November 2014

"Imagine a network of billions of sensors and instruments monitoring the performance of devices everywhere, from factory machinery to home appliances. The idea of this hyperconnected network-now known as the "Internet of Things" (IoT)-has been around since the 1990s, when futurists began to speculate about smart refrigerators that could alert their owners when they were out of milk and manufacturing equipment that could signal an issue long before a production-halting problem."

Read more at Project Management Institute


Internet of Things has a large role to play in smart cities
Governance Now - October 2014

In this interview, IEEE Senior member Kevin Curran speaks to Shubhendu Parth from Governance Now on how IoT can impact governance, IoT’s role in connected smart cities, as well as threats associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.

Read more at Governance Now


Green Ovations: Smart Cities Address an Urgent Need
Electric Energy Online - September/October 2014

As urbanization grows, sustainable practices become crucial

In this article on the evolution of the electric grid to support smart cities, Gilles Betis highlights IEEE's Smart Cities initiative and Guadalajara as the first city selected. Gilles also points out that embracing IoT will be critical to the success of Smart Grids and Smart Cities of the future.

Read more at Electric Energy Online


Adopting Smart Grid Standards
Electricity Today - September/October 2014

The Smart Grid is a platform for new technology and applications such as - IoT, eHealth, and Augmented Reality, all of which lay the groundwork for the “connected person.” In this article, Chuck Adams discusses how both current and future applications will affect the utility industry.

Read more at Electricity Today


Smart City, Smart Future: Guadalajara, Mexico
September 2014

The Internet of Things figures prominently in one of the world's earliest and groundbreaking IEEE Smart Cities Initiative projects. Victor M. Larios, Volunteer Leader of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative Guadalajara Pilot in Guadalajara, Mexico describes the opportunities and challenges of embracing the collective technologies that will bring this urban area into Smart City status and serve as a point of reference for Smart Cities to come.

Read more


IEEE standards group wants to bring order to Internet of Things
Computerworld - September 2014

IEEE standards group offers a collaboration venue to build an overarching architecture for the Internet of Things that will allow IoT systems across industries to work together. An ambitious effort, but one worth investing in as the outcomes of a unified IoT are immense.

Read more at Computerworld, Computerworld India, PCWorld


Open Standards Will Enable the IoT's Growth
Electronic Design - September 2014

Oleg Logvinov, IEEE P2413 Chair defines the Internet of Things (IoT) and explains the role standards play. Open standards ultimately improve interoperability and reduce market fragmentation allowing for the successful building of IoT ecosystems.

Read more at Electronic Design


IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Steers the Future of the Internet of Things (IoT)
IEEE Standards Association - August 2014

IEEE-SA to host IoT workshop in Silicon Valley in September to explore opportunities, impacts and challenges of IoT; IEEE IoT expert Oleg Logvinov to speak at Cisco's IoT World Forum

Read more at IEEE Standards Association


Is There Any Way to Avoid Standards Wars in the Emerging Internet of Things?
IEEE Spectrum - August 2014

"Smart cars, smart gear, smart homes, smart offices and smart cities are all being developed and prototyped today, in hopes they'll benefit from the so-called "Internet of Things" (IoT). Equipping just about every object so that it can connect to the Internet is no different than bringing out single new technologies. Well, at least in one respect: Wherever there are rival standards-as purchasers of junked consumer electronics standards like Betamax and HD-DVD know-there are winners, and there are losers."

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things'
LiveScience - July 2014

Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member and Reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, outlines future considerations for the Internet of Things, such as infrastructural updates, security issues, and the need for a single standard.

Read more at LiveScience


For mHealth to succeed, we'll need standards
mHealthNews - July 2014

Bill Ash and Kathryn Bennett of IEEE take a look at the promises and hurdles of mHealth, and find a recipe for provider acceptance.

Read more at mHealthNews


Guadalajara charts its smart-city course
Intelligent Utility - July 2014

"In envisioning its transformation into a “smart city,” Guadalajara started with its strengths—among them, an unusually large and strong network of colleges and universities, a high-tech community so vibrant that the city is regarded as “Mexico's Silicon Valley” and a distinctive and historic city center that throbs with the life of theater-, museum- and restaurant-goers."

Read more at Intelligent Utility


Does The Internet Of Things Need Its Own Network?
Forbes - July 2014

George K. Thiruvathukal, IEEE member, discusses the measures that need to be taken for the IoT to contain its own infrastructure and network.

Read more at Forbes


Internet of Things will require data centers of all sizes
Tech Page One - June 2014

While data centers have been getting larger and more centralized in recent years, experts say an array of centers sized to the IoT’s varying demands is a must

Read more at Tech Page One


On the Internet of Things, Nobody Knows You're a Dog
IEEE Spectrum - June 2014

SmartAmerica Challenge brings things and people together to create a more-connected country

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


IEEE Begins Building Solid Foundation for the Internet of Things
IEEE Standards Association - June 2014

IEEE P2413 project and working group to establish robust architecture to help the IoT attain critical mass on a global scale

Read more at IEEE Standards Association


The Internet of Things
Delta Sky Magazine - April 2014

The day is coming when your every move could prompt an automated transaction, with products that are smarter and more interconnected than ever. Out of milk? No problem: Your refrigerator will just order more.

Read more in Delta Sky Magazine (PDF, 538 KB)


IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine: Internet of Things, 2nd Quarter 2014

IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine, 2nd Quarter 2014


For more articles in this issue, please see IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine: Internet of Things.



The Smart Grid is Inseparable from the Internet
Utility Horizons - 2nd Quarter 2014

"Imagining the Possibilities: A century old, highly successful U.S. electric grid model began to fray in the late 1970s and in the past decade began to disintegrate at an accelerating rate. Deterioration of the foundations for the legacy grid model combined with the rise of difficult new demands and constraints changed the industry's trajectory..."

Read more at Utility Horizons


The Institute Special Report: The Internet of Things, March 2014

The Institute - March 2014

For more articles in this issue, please see The Institute Special Report: The Internet of Things.


Helping 'smart' devices talk to each other
CNN - March 2014

"A house that tracks your every movement through your car and automatically heats up before you get home. A toaster that talks to your refrigerator and announces when breakfast is ready through your TV. A toothbrush that tattles on kids by sending a text message to their parents.

Exciting or frightening, these connected devices of the futuristic "smart" home may be familiar to fans of science fiction. Now the tech industry is making them a reality."

Read more at CNN


Ask the Expert: The Internet of Things
The Institute - February 2014

Two IEEE members will answer your question on this emerging area

Read more at The Institute


IEEE Standards Association and MEMS Industry Group Collaborate on e-Health and Internet of Things Standards
IEEE Standards Association - February 2014

Organizations sign memorandum of understanding and establish new working group to develop standards-based solutions that will affect the global healthcare and consumer industries

Read more at IEEE Standards Association


The horizontal nature of the Internet of Things
FierceSmartGrid - February 2014

"Last year, there were more than 10 billion units connected to the Web - a number that is predicted to increase by a magnitude of five by 2020. These connections affect the way data is moved and will undoubtedly affect the way energy is moved, as well as the future of the smart grid.

FierceSmartGrid caught up with Oleg Logvinov to discuss the reality of the Internet of Things related to the smart grid."

Read more at FierceSmartGrid


Healthcare and the 'Internet of Things'
MDT Medical Design Technology - January 2014

Rapid advances in connected technology promise big benefits

Read more at MDT Medical Design Technology


IEEE to Host First Internet of Things World Forum
The Institute - January 2014

Conference covers the implications of a connected world

"The Internet of Things, or IoT, is in the works to interconnect billions of devices and ordinary objects, giving people the ability to track and communicate with just about anything. But what does this mean for how individuals will navigate the world, share information, and, more important, protect their privacy and security? To explore these and other questions, IEEE is hosting its first World Forum on Internet of Things from 6 to 8 March in Seoul, South Korea."

Read more at The Institute



New Industry Group Hopes Open Source Framework Can Propel the Internet of Things
IEEE Spectrum - December 2013

"The days of sitting in your driveway to listen to the end of your favorite song or compelling news broadcast may be over soon. Ditto on worrying about where you put your house keys.

A newly formed industry consortium, the AllSeen Alliance, wants to advance the adoption of the “Internet of things” through an open source framework. The Internet of things is based on the idea that devices and objects can connect to each other for seamless sharing of information and coordinated operations."

Read more at IEEE Spectrum


A Thought Leader in Internet of Things
The Institute - October 2013

Roberto Minerva talks with about the application of IoT

"In this video, sits with IEEE Member Roberto Minerva, chair of the IEEE Future Directions Committee Internet of Things working group, to discuss the privacy concerns of IoT, as well as its many beneficial applications, particularly in medicine."

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Exploring the Impact of the Internet of Things
The Institute - October 2013

A new IEEE group is taking on the quest to connect everything

"The "next big thing" is the Internet of Things, a world of networked devices equipped with sensors and radio-frequency identification aimed at interconnecting all things electronic to make them more intelligent and programmable..."

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Internet of Things
The Institute - October 2013

Video explains the history and future of IoT

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Internet of Things and Ubiquitous Sensing
Computing Now - September 2013

"A pillar of the Future Internet, the Internet of Things (IoT) will comprise many billions of Internet-connected objects (ICOs) or "things" that can sense, communicate, compute, and potentially actuate, as well as have intelligence, multimodal interfaces, physical/virtual identities, and attributes. The IoT incorporates concepts from pervasive, ubiquitous, and ambient computing, which have been evolving since the late '90s and have now reached some level of maturity. It fuses the digital and physical worlds by bringing different concepts and technical components together. Along with the World Wide Web and mobility, IoT potentially represents the most disruptive technological revolution to date. With billions of ICOs and a diverse abundance of sensors, the IoT will be an enabler of ubiquitous sensing."

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Connecting the Internet of (Medical) Things
Embedded Innovator

The Internet holds great promise for medical devices, but security issues, lack of standards, and other issues have slowed adoption. Download this whitepaper to see how new software is accelerating the process.

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Standards are Making the Internet of Things Come Alive
IEEE Standards Insight Blog- April 2013

"It’s predicted that by the year 2020, 50 to 100 billion things will be electronically connected in the Internet of Things (IoT), fueling technological innovation by creating the means for machines to communicate many different types of information with one another. The IoT is a future where people and objects communicate in unprecedented ways..."

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Computer - February 2013


The Internet of Things: The Next Technological Revolution
Computer - February 2013

A wide range of researchers from academia and industry, as well as businesses, government agencies, and cities, are exploring the technologies comprising the Internet of Things from three main perspectives: scientific theory, engineering design, and the user experience.

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The Next Evolution of the Internet
The Institute - January 2013

The Internet of Things means everything will be connected

"The next phase of the Internet is on its way: a world of networked smart devices equipped with sensors and radio-frequency identification, connected to the Internet, all sharing information with each other without human intervention. Known as the Internet of Things (IoT), it will link approximately 50 billion machines and devices by 2020, predicts Cisco Systems futurist Dave Evans."

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The Internet of Things (and With Things)
IEEE ComSoc Blogs - June 2012

"It is happening. More and more objects (mostly sensors so far) are connected to the Internet..."

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Inspiring the Internet of Things: A Comic Book
ReadWrite - October 2011

"The Internet of Things is one of our favorite trends at RWW. When it finally becomes ubiquitous, we'll be that hipster blog that liked IoT before it was cool. To help usher in the future, the Danish Alexandra Institute has just released a comic book called "Inspiring the Internet of Things," which explains the benefits of networking everyday..."

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IEEE Talks IoT

IEEE Talks IoT is an ongoing series of Q&A articles with the IEEE experts.