A panel of experts chaired by Professor Rod Tucker on the Internet of Things. According to 2014 IDC estimates, there are already more than 50 billion globally connected sensors that can track, monitor and feed data to computerised systems. IDC foreshadows that by 2020 there will be more than 200 billion sensors generating an estimated 10% of data in what will be a 44 Zettabyte (1021) digital universe.
CPUs that cost thousands a decade ago now cost just a few dollars.
Pervasive sensing facilitated by Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) technologies offers the integration of modern technology into daily routine. The smart sensing approach offers the ability to sense ambient parameters and the use of different objects in the urban environment. The WSNs with the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud computing are producing smart home solutions. This research work aims to develop smart home and building solutions based on IoT and cloud computing. The research described applies in smart homes to benefit humankind.
There is much excitement about what might be achieved by connecting the devices and appliances we use in our homes, offices, factories and cities to the Internet. Cisco have said that by 2020 there will be over 50 billion devices connected, but what is not clear is whether a standard will emerge that will allow easy interaction with them by humans and machine to machine interoperability.
Alcatel-Lucent’s visiting Strategic Marketing Director, Customer and Market Insight ,Marc Jadoul will deliver a public lecture on IoT and Smart Cities at the University of Melbourne.