To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Tourist grouping service
- ICT CityPulse
Michael and Pamela like to visit museums in different cities. The problem is that museums tickets are usually expensive and combined tickets are inflexible. With a smartphone app tourists can find other interested people and share a group ticket at a museum or zoo. Usually when they enter a museum, lots of other tourists are also there waiting in line. With the new group ticket app Pamela can virtually check in 2 people to the museum while waiting in line for the ticket. They are now waiting in line at the Modern Art Museum (MAM). The MAM sells cheaper tickets for groups of 6 people. Thus, the app knows at which museum how many users are waiting. The app also knows the prices of standard tickets and group tickets. Pamela gets a notification that another group of 4 people arrived earlier and that she and Michael can join the group. Pamela accepts the invitation. Then the other group of 4 people gets a notification to buy the group ticket and meet with Michael and Pamela at the entrance. Thus, everybody pays less and Michael and Pamela get to know other modern art fans.