Special Issue "The Internet of Things"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2011)
Dr. Andrew Hudson-Smith
Director and Reader in Digital Urban Systems, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, 90 Tottenham Court Road, Gower Street, London WIT 4TJ, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 5611
Fax: +44 (0)20 7813 2843
Interests: web 2.0; augmented reality; RFID; serious games; visualization; GIS; virtual reality
Dr. Chris Speed
Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH39DF, Scotland
Interests: digital social architectures; locative media; time and space studies
“Spimes are manufactured objects whose informational support is so overwhelmingly extensive and rich that they are regarded as material instantiations of an immaterial system. Spimes begin and end as data. They’re virtual objects first and actual objects second.”
Bruce Sterling, Shaping Things, (2005).
The special issue of Future Internet is focused on topics encompassing the emerging technical and cultural phenomenon known as ‘The Internet of Things’. The term is attributed to the Auto-ID research group at MIT in 1999, and was explored in depth by the International Telecommunication Union who published a report bearing the same name at the United Nations net summit in 2005. The term, ‘Internet of things’, refers to the technical and cultural shift that is anticipated as society moves towards a ubiquitous form of computing in which every device is ‘on’, and every device is connected in some way to the Internet. The specific reference to ‘things’ refers to the concept that every new object manufactured will also be able to part of this extended Internet, because they will have been tagged and indexed by the manufacturer during production. It is also envisaged that consumers will have the ability to ‘read’ the tags through the use of mobile ‘readers’ and use the information connected to the object, to inform their purchase, use and disposal of an object.
The Call for Papers includes:
- Internet of Things communication systems and network infrastructures.
- The Geography of Things: Location and tracking of objects.
- Applications of the Internet of Things.
- RFID and Tagging Technologies.
- Security, Privacy and Issues relating to linking ‘things’ to location and users.
- Issues relating to the connection of everyday objects to the Internet.
- Emerging Standards for an Internet of Things.
- The creative and artistic potentials provided by the internet of things.
- The impact of the internet of things on current art practices in areas such as (but not limited to) authorship, archiving, design, exhibitions, gallery spaces, locative media and the original artwork.
Maria Edith Burke
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Future Internet is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 500 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
Future Internet 2011, 3(1), 31-48; doi:10.3390/fi3010031
Received: 11 October 2010; in revised form: 30 January 2011 / Accepted: 31 January 2011 / Published: 14 February 2011| Download PDF Full-text (675 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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