RFID Journal Editor Mark Roberti's Blog

Internet of Things Event in Tokyo

September 08, 2010

A few weeks ago, I wrote that "Internet of Things" had outlived its usefulness as a marketing term to explain what radio frequency identification does (see The Internet of Things Revisited). While I still believe that to be the case, a lot of valuable research is being conducted to connect objects to the Internet, so that they can be better tracked and managed. The Auto-ID Labs are spearheading this effort, and have helped to organize the second international Internet of Things conference, being held in Tokyo, Japan, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2010.

This three-day event aims to bring together leading researchers from academia and industry to elaborate on the major themes of the emerging Internet of Things. The conference will explore the technical requirements and business issues related to the use of the Internet of Things to address societal challenges. Speakers will explore such areas as health-monitoring systems to support the aging society, distributed awareness to predict natural disasters and react more appropriately, track-and-trace systems to reduce traffic congestion, product lifetime information to improve recyclability, transparency of transportation to reduce carbon footprints, and greater insights into various kinds of processes to improve optimization.

"In recent years, we have gained a rough understanding of what the Internet of Things really is," says Elgar Fleisch, a professor at ETH Zürich and the University of St. Gallen, the co-chair of the Auto-ID Labs, and the co-chair of the 2008 and 2010 Internet of Things events. "However, we still lack some of the essential global standards and infrastructures that would drive adoption on a broader scale."

The goal of the 2010 conference is to gather stakeholders to continue work on technical requirements and business needs to build the Internet of Things. "The existing Internet is just an infrastructure for the Internet of Things," says Jun Murai, a professor at Keio University, the chairman of the Auto-ID Labs' board of directors and the conference chair of Internet of Things 2010. "The Internet of Things is the key to solving many real-world problems. That is why we decided the conference theme to be IoT [Internet of Things] for a Green Planet at this time."

Keynote speakers, researchers and industry experts will discuss the immense potential for consumers and industry, as well as how items can be integrated with the Internet to sense, check and act, in order to fulfill known and latent consumer and business needs. Practitioners will report on the latest real-world implementations, applications and experiences.

In addition to the main conference on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, a preconference program on Nov. 29 will feature workshops focused on such dedicated topics as standards, prototyping, social and organizational aspects, and specific applications of the Internet of Things for interconnected and interoperable vehicles. Furthermore, tutorials will be offered regarding the fundamentals of today's core technologies of the Internet of Things, such as sensor networks, RFID and corresponding software frameworks.

For more information on Internet of Things 2010, visit www.iot2010.org or e-mail info@iot2010.org.

Mark Roberti is the founder and editor of RFID Journal. If you would like to comment on this article, click on the link below. To read more of Mark's opinions, visit the RFID Journal Blog or the Editor's Note archive.


POST A COMMENT

  • COMMENTS
  • OTHER NEWS FROM THE COMPANY
No comments for this blog post, be the first to write a comment – click here

Be a Trusted Advisor for Attendees at LIVE! 2014

Posted on: 3/25/2014

What CEOs of RFID Companies Need to Know

Posted on: 12/18/2012

Tools for UHF Deployments

Posted on: 11/13/2012

RFID Journal Publishes Article No. 10,000

Posted on: 11/6/2012

Where to Find Good RFID Leads

Posted on: 9/27/2012

Talk to End Users About Their Business Problems

Posted on: 4/2/2012

RFID for a Good Cause

Posted on: 3/23/2012

About That Untapped Pool of Customers

Posted on: 3/15/2012

Hello! I'm Ready to Buy an RFID Solution

Posted on: 3/13/2012

Is There an Untapped Pool of RFID Customers Somewhere?

Posted on: 3/12/2012

How Small Companies Can Market RFID Successfully

Posted on: 3/9/2012

5 Common Mistakes Made by RFID Marketers

Posted on: 2/29/2012

Veterans Health Administration Seeks RTLS Experts

Posted on: 1/28/2011

How Do You Value Information?

Posted on: 11/17/2010

Maximizing Exhibitor ROI at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011

Posted on: 11/16/2010

RFID Could Reduce Return Fraud—a $14 Billion Problem

Posted on: 11/9/2010

Seeking Judges for the RFID Journal Awards

Posted on: 11/8/2010

Hong Kong RFID Awards 2010 Announced

Posted on: 10/20/2010

Some Positive Coverage of RFID

Posted on: 10/19/2010

More Musings on Moore

Posted on: 9/23/2010

More Free Advice for RFID Vendors

Posted on: 9/22/2010

Free Advice for RFID Vendors

Posted on: 9/21/2010

Inside an RFID Industry Roundtable

Posted on: 9/17/2010

Wal-Mart's President Says EPC RFID Strategy Is Working

Posted on: 9/16/2010

Are RFID-Enabled Credit Cards Safer Than Magstripe Cards?

Posted on: 9/15/2010

Technology Predictions Aren't Always Accurate

Posted on: 9/14/2010

Should We Be Tracking Kids With RFID?

Posted on: 9/13/2010

Internet of Things Event in Tokyo

Posted on: 9/8/2010

The Future is Not Inevitably Bleak

Posted on: 9/7/2010

The RFID Privacy Conundrum

Posted on: 8/27/2010

Using RFID to Improve Online Availability

Posted on: 8/26/2010

Coca-Cola Event Exploits RFID on Facebook

Posted on: 8/25/2010

Awarepoint's Big RTLS Music Video Contest

Posted on: 8/24/2010

PBS NewsHour Responds to RFID Journal

Posted on: 8/19/2010

PBS NewsHour Misinforms Viewers on RFID

Posted on: 8/16/2010

Academic Navel Gazing Continues

Posted on: 8/12/2010

A Privacy Expert’s Misguided View of RFID

Posted on: 8/11/2010

Please Contribute to the Sinclair Laing Memorial Scholarship Fund

Posted on: 8/9/2010

Using RFID to Solve Postal Address Problems

Posted on: 8/6/2010

BNET Blogger Spreads False Info About Wal-Mart and Privacy

Posted on: 8/5/2010

RFID Not at Fault in Passport Test

Posted on: 8/2/2010

Why Isn't Wal-Mart Killing the Tags?

Posted on: 7/27/2010

Privacy Nonsense Sweeps the Internet

Posted on: 7/26/2010

Thank You, Bill Hardgrave

Posted on: 7/9/2010

Staff Spread Too Thin? RFID Can Help

Posted on: 6/22/2010

ABC Eyewitness News Presents Selective Facts About RFID Credit Cards

Posted on: 5/28/2010

Presentations now available

Posted on: 5/6/2010

Do You Want to Be an RFID Gorilla?

Posted on: 4/2/2010

Why Contextual Marketing Works

Posted on: 3/30/2010

Would Geoffrey Moore Validate Your Business Model?

Posted on: 3/17/2010

The Biggest Mistakes Vendors Make at Trade Shows

Posted on: 3/9/2010

The Biggest Mistakes RFID Marketers Make

Posted on: 2/28/2010

When Will RFID Become a Mainstream Technology?

Posted on: 2/23/2010

Build the Whole RFID Solution

Posted on: 2/18/2010

RFID Deployments Rarely Start in the C-suite

Posted on: 2/12/2010

Be wary of hotel solicitations

Posted on: 2/7/2010

Start Blogging

Posted on: 2/5/2010

Welcome to the all new RFID Connect

Posted on: 1/26/2010

WRITER’S BIOGRAPHY

Mark Roberti

Founder and Editor

RFID Journal

SEND EMAIL SUBSCRIBE TO THIS BLOG POST COMMENT

  Add them to my Contact List

  Recommend this blog

BLOG DESCRIPTION

Mark Roberti is the founder and editor of RFID Journal. His blog focuses on all aspects of radio frequency identification and related technologies.