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Tourism and the Web of Things

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Talk at buy tourism online 2011 in Italy during the IoT session with Riccardo Luna and Fabrizio Pappalardo

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Tourism and the Web of Things

  1. 1. Web of Things Meets Tourism… Dominique Guinard, Ph.D. CTO @ Evrythng (evrythng.net) Researcher @ ETH Zurich© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  2. 2. [www.flickr.com/photos/moragcasey/] Introduction & Applications A tad of Internet / Web of Things Buzz© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  3. 3. Smart Things? A very large ecosystem of smart things, complex application development© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  4. 4. The Web of Things Web Web Apps Server Smart Gateway Users Web Developers Engineers http://my-house.com/lamps/livingRoom© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  5. 5. Real-Time Products Tracking with RFID • Every product: – Tagged with RFID – Gets a URL • Products can be tracked • Applications can be easily built http://epcmashup.webofthings.com© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  6. 6. Smart Energy Monitoring • Developers: – Smart Meters on the Web – Mashups on mobile phones / Web pages • Users: – Used by several families around the world (Energie Visible)© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  7. 7. Social Networks and Mashups [http://www.clickscript.ch] [http://www.clickscript.ch]© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  8. 8. The Big Picture Social Web Smart Things Mobile Web Semantic Web Programmable Web Web of Things© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  9. 9. Web of Things @ Evrythng? Think of a Facebook for things − individual things with unique digital profiles, like we have, to update, share and add to… Evrythng wants to organize the world’s objects with an active digital identity for every thing.© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  10. 10. [ www.flickr.com/photos/docman ] Tourism and the Web of Things? Bridging the gap, designing the future…© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  11. 11. Hotel Room 2.0 • Each room has a unique active digital identity: – Each room gets a unique URL: • http://evrythng.net/thngs /Room-212-Santa-Maria- Novella [www.flickr.com/photos/ojame] – Each room can be rated, reviewed, booked, etc. – Plane seats? • Enabling tech: – QR-Code, mobile phone© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  12. 12. Hotel Room 2.5 • Each room knows you: – Visitor profile – On RFID loyalty card – Dims the light, selects your news paper, favorite [www.flickr.com/photos/ojame] channels, room- temperature, etc. • Enabling tech: – RFID/NFC reader – RFID loyalty card© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  13. 13. Hotel Room 3.0 • Each room has a « Smart Gateway »: – Scan and control! – Light, TV, thermostats. – Support several [www.flickr.com/photos/ojame] languages… • Enabling tech: • Smart Gateway/IPv6 • Mobile phone • HTML5 & Mobile Web© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  14. 14. Smart Shopping Trip • « Facebook » for things: – Profile of your shopping habits App for personalized shopping trips • Enabling tech: – Active Digital Identities – Social APIs© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  15. 15. « What’s Hot ? » Spotter • The city as a sensor: – Mobile phone as a sensor – Sensing infrastructure App for: « What’s Hot! » A quiet place? • Enabling tech: – Social APIs – Mobile phones (BT sensing) – Sensor networks© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  16. 16. [flickr.com/photos/brapke] Conclusion & Outlook What did we learn?© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  17. 17. Take home notes! • Key technologies: – Auto-ID: RFID, NFC, QR-codes – Web-enabled appliances (IPv6, HTML5, etc.) – Social Networks: APIs, Networks of Things • Opportunities for tourism: – Better recommendations (active digital identities) – Better personalization (customers social profiles) – Better interaction (universal control systems) – Your-idea-here! • Pitfalls: – Avoid the roaming devil (bundle content) – Ask for platform independence (iOS vs Android vs Web!)© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  18. 18. Thanks! Web of Things Internet of Things Sensor Networks Auto-ID RFID QR NFC EPC Barcode Arduino SunSPOT OpenPIcus ioBridge Smart Gateways Chumby Dominique Guinard Nabaztag Twitter/LinkedIn/FB/mail: guinard.org Energie Visible Active Digital Identity Blog: webofthings.org Evrythng Company: evrythng.net HTML5 PhoneGap / Sencha Mobile Web Social Network APIs Open Social Social Graph© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  19. 19. Backup© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  20. 20. Tagged Objects • Auto-ID technologies: – RFID, RFID Network – QR-Codes – Image recognition, OCR – Etc. • Becoming: – Cheaper – More accessible© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  21. 21. Sensor Networks • Real-time environmental monitoring: – Mobile phones – Building monitoring – City Infrastructure • Becoming: – More connected (lowpower WiFi) – More accessible (Arduino, I/O Bridge, etc.)© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  22. 22. Machines & Appliances • Smarter appliances: – Smart TVs, Fridges, Lightning – NAS (Network Attached Storage), Smart Gateways – Mobile phones as universal remote control • Becoming: – Cheaper – Uniformly connected (IPv6, 6loWPAN, etc.)© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  23. 23. The Green Tourist • Dashboard of activities – Carbon footprint – Merit « Badges » • Enabling tech: – Active Digital Identities – RFID – EPC Network© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  24. 24. Flexible Electronic Article Surveillance© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net
  25. 25. Friends and Things: User Interface 25 H-art, Dec. 22, 2010 Dominiq© Evrythng Limited | Dominique Guinard |December 2011 evrythng.net

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