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Discusses the potential for internet addressable devices and the opportunities worldwide

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  • Towards the Internet of Things IIC Brussels Telecommunications and Media Forum, 26 th March 2009 Gérald Santucci, Head of Unit European Commission DG INFSO
  • 20 Years of ICT Revolution: The Unceasing ‘Grail Quest’
    • Ubiquitous Computing
      • Mark Weiser, Xerox PARC 1988-1991
    • Tangible Media
      • Hiroshi Ishii, MIT Media Lab 1995
    • Ambient Intelligence
      • IST Advisory Group 1999
    • Pervasive Networks
    • Internet of Things
      • Kevin Ashton, P&G 1998
    • Everyware (« Ubimédia »)
      • Adam Greenfield 2006
  • A Future Internet of Things - IoT Early applications, based on RFID, NFC, ZigBee, Bluetooth…, which may eventually evolve into IoT applications
  • What are “Things”?
    • Devices and appliances
      • Static information appliances
      • Mobile information appliances
      • Mobile devices
      • Static devices
      • Smart sensors
      • Microprocessors and microcontrollers
    • Machines
      • 50-70 billion machines of all types, of which less than 1% are connected today
      • Thousands of M2M devices per person in the future (“Internet of Devices”)
    • Objects
      • There are about 50,000 billion “things” on Earth
  • R&D Requirements to enable the IoT
    • Technology for context-aware, reliable, embedded, energy-efficient and secure distributed networks of cooperating sensors/actuators
      • Embedded systems, wireless autonomous transducer systems, robotics
      • Underlying components, nano-electronics and micro-systems
    • A global system level approach is required
    • New design principles and models of interaction
    • Europe can take advantage of the ARTEMIS and ENIAC JTIs and the EPoSS ETP
  • From Research to Standardisation in Europe
    • Policy context
      • Future Internet Assembly
    • Commission Communication (June 2009?)
        • Towards an Action Plan for Europe
    • Synergizing European strengths
      • Cluster of European projects on RFID and IoT
      • ARTEMIS and ENIAC JTIs; EPoSS ETP
    • Promoting international dialogue
      • Cooperation with the U.S.; Japan; China; Korea
      • CASAGRAS, GRIFS EU-funded projects
    Role of the European Commission
  • Useful Links
    • http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/rfid/index_en.htm (RFID & IoT Policy)
    • http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/enet/home_en.html (FP7)
    • http://www.fi-prague.eu/ (Prague Conference)
    • http://www.fi-prague.eu/program/workshop-internet-of-things.html (IoT Workshop)
    • http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=535782a0-3538-4a67-8bdd-9526e13b30d9 (IoT Europe 2009 Conference)
    • http://www.rfidglobal.eu/ (CASAGRAS)
    • http://www.rfid-in-action.eu/cerp (CERP-IoT)
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