The Internet of things : how to reach the first billion of objects

4 December 2008 - A Workshop on Other in Hyderabad, India


The purpose of this workshop will be to discuss about a common vision of what could be the Internet of things and the related applications. They are already several visions: pervasive or ubiquitous computing, internet of things, machine-to-machine (M2M), smart dust, etc. 
What will be the usages? Are these visions similar, complementary or distinct? 
What is at stake regarding these visions in terms of access, openness, privacy and more generally of Internet governance? 
What should be the leading principles to built the architecture of the Internet of things? 
Can the management of the ONS learn something from the DNS management and can the DNS management learn something from the ONS and the existing object registries management? 

Moderation & Introduction: 

Wolgang Kleinwaechter, University of Aarhus
Catherine Trautmann, Member of the European Parliament

Bernard Benhamou, French Ministry for Research: 
The Public Policy Challenge of the ONS 

Daniel Kofman, Paris Tech, Chariman of the EURO-NF: 
The vision behind the internet of things and the research & development agenda behind

Sophie Le Pallec, GS 1:
Traceability networks for the supply chain management, research and roll out toward the internet of things 

Tony Vetter, International Institute for Sustainable Development: 
The internet of things for sustainable development: a killer app for global environmental sustainability?

Desiree Misolevic, Afilias: 
Architectural design perspective from an operator's point of view



The organizers were part of former distinct proposals that merged. Therefore, they are still open to any contribution.

  • Sophie Le Pallec, GS1 France, (
  • Wolfgang Kleinwaechter,Arrhus University (as workshops 39 and 47 are merging)
  • Tony Vetter, Project Officer, Knowledge Communications, IISD

GS1 is a global standard organization for professional exchanges (barcodes, EDI, electronic data pool, RFID, traceability networks). We have a global business membership, with 1 000 000 members, companies from all over the world (140 countries). We are already working with a lot of ICT stakeholder's to deal with RFID topics: governments, consumer's organizations, standards organizations, businesses as operators as well as users of ICTs. Our ambition is to bring our own expertise but also a network of international and various experts to discuss about this topic at Hyderabad. We are open to any contribution.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a non-profit, non-governmental research institute, in the business of promoting change towards sustainable development. IISD advances policy recommendations and works on collaborative projects with global partners in the areas of global governance, international trade and investment, information and communications technologies, climate change and energy, measurement and assessment, and natural resources management.

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