A lecture about Open Source, a specific kind of software licensing that gives the special right to use, modify and redistribute it. Linux, Apache, Firefox, Wikipedia are well known cases. Open source is important for companies that can give software without giving away critical innovation;
A completely smart city is one in which there is an invisible network of devices that can communicate and control buildings. Buildings are the major user of electrical energy. 65% of electrical energy is used in buildings. Taking the building control systems and making them energy aware and intelligent
The lecture covers a series of topics related to intelligent environments, like ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, embedded systems, augmented reality, smart objects / environment, as well as
Nicola Villa is Global Director of Connected Urban Development at Cisco Systems. The talk is from the 5ht annual summit of the International Community Forum on “Building the Broadband Economy”, New York, May 13-15, 2008.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the web, discussed the exciting new field of web science which he is pioneering at MIT, in partnership with colleagues at Southampton University, which seeks to understand the impact the web is having on our society and economy.