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Saturday 8 December 2012

Internet of Things... What are we talking about ?

The Internet of Things is something similar to some others modern concepts such as the Web 3.0, the semantic Web, the symbiotic web, etc. Actually, it all could be merged into a single approach and could be considered as a “threshold” between:

In such a scenario, analytical approaches are no longer useful in themselves (essentially top-down). Additional ones such as systemic (sciences of complexity), cybernetics and decisional (both top-down and bottom-up but mainly recursive) become also highly relevant.

An illustration of this: In the Internet of Things, the “cyberobjects” – i.e. the physical objects associated with their individual virtual intelligence (can be a “software avatar” which can be hosted in the cloud, embedded with the object, centrally managed, etc.) - are gradually becoming full actors in our complex organizations, just as the human beings already are in the current Web 2.0.

Those “object-actors” become then able to react - as processing management operators - to contextual events at very subsidiary levels, whatever is the considered process. Nevertheless, the Internet of Things clearly raises the question of our ability to develop ever more powerful tools in complex environments such as computer systems.

Either objects, with their associated software intelligence, become tangible "actors / partners" acting under our control: that is to say not only assistants but especially counsellors, policy makers, organizers or economic agents... Or we must prepare for the digital chaos. The recent financial crisis is a perfect example of those “crazy IT systems”: they just amplify small and insignificant decisions at the lowest level to make them catastrophes at the overall stage (butterfly effect).

Actually, this revolution in progress, deeply calls into question our “old” social, economic or technical models (mainly functional): we must be ready for a change of the same nature as that which took place between the vision of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein (relativity) or Max Planck (Quantum), but also the consequences of this change (moving from the gun to the atomic bomb).

To tackle those challenges and avoid chaos, we must change the way we both conceive and realize our information systems: cybernetics, sciences of complexity and artificial intelligence are matters that will be critical to make the IOT a success.

Philippe GAUTIER (Business2Any).

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Internet des Objets, après le Web 2.0....

Extrait du livre « l’Internet des Objets… Internet, mais en mieux », Éditions AFNOR (ISBN 978-2-12-465316-4)

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Saturday 1 December 2012

Internet des Objets et entreprise étendue

Le concept d’Internet des Objets généralise l’échange et le partage des informations, au-delà des humains et des objets numériques (logiciels, services Web…)... mais il intervient dans un contexte de société de l'information immature.

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Thursday 1 November 2012

Thin-Track, a disruptive innovation for the Internet of Things, based on Cyberobjects

Cyberobjects are made of : 1) physical objects / assets 2) their individual software intelligence hosted anywhere (Cloud, server, etc.)

Based on a distributed intelligence architecture, Thin-Track will make your objects / assets your assistants in the management or monitoring of your complex processes. And if your processes does not rely on any organization, Thin-Track just handles operations as they occurs and not as, ideally, they should be.

Thin-Track® is a software engine that Tracks and Traces objects in both structured and unstructured areas then significantly enhances stock or assets flow management as it exists today.

It can either be a complementary solution of existing systems : WMS, TMS, ERP, etc. ; or a stand-alone tool in case there is not any similar software in place.

Unstructured areas are generally used without formal procedures, therefore rarely monitored by any Information System : downgraded management mode, or no management at all. Such areas does not have any spatial organization: neither ground/cell references nor cheaper geolocalization possibilities.

But which can do more can do less, Thin-Track® also allows a dynamic and real-time management of structured (organized) storage areas, giving end users monitoring capabilities they couldn’t access so far.

Thin-Track - The next Internet of Things

Monday 2 July 2012

Interview with Michel Quesnel (university professor) about the book : Internet des Objets, Internet mais en mieux (Internet of Things, a better Internet?) by Philippe Gautier & Laurent Gonzales (Afnor Edition 2001)

Original text formerly posted in this site, in French : available at "ORIGINAL TEXT".

Kindly translated by Peter Fogg (Parramatta, Australia).

Questions by....
MQ : Michel Quesnel

Replies by....
PG : Philippe GAUTIER

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Monday 12 March 2012


The growth of the LINKEDIN (c) group dedicated to the Internet of things.... .... a way to understand the adoption of this concept in our economy.

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Saturday 11 February 2012

Entretien avec Michel Quesnel, universitaire, autour du livre : "L’Internet des objets, Internet mais en mieux" - de Philippe Gautier & Laurent Gonzales (Afnor éditions 2011).

Entretien avec Michel Quesnel, universitaire, autour du livre : L’Internet des objets, Internet mais en mieux(1) - de Philippe Gautier & Laurent Gonzales (Afnor éditions 2011).

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Tuesday 24 January 2012

Semantic Web, OWL and Co....

Semantic Web VS Internet of Things... any relationships ? Extract from a professional exchange I've done a few days ago.....

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Friday 30 December 2011

News from the front

My book on the Internet of things in the 2011 top ten of AFNOR's sales after only 4 months (release in September)!
Mon livre sur l'Internet des objets dans le top ten des ventes AFNOR 2011 en seulement 4 mois de parution (septembre 2011)!

Le commander : http://internetdesobjets.org
Coiverture & 4eme de couv

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Internet des objets et perspectives économiques

Abstract : D’un point de vue strictement économique, l’Internet des objets (1) va vraisemblablement nous faire passer d'une économie de la consommation, basée sur la possession des objets, à une économie des usages…. puis ultérieurement des savoirs.


NB : Ce texte est issu d'une série de questions et réponses qui sera publiée dans l'ouvrage "Développer sa présence sur Internet - Concevoir et déployer une stratégie sur les médias sociaux" de David Fayon.

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Monday 10 October 2011


Dans certaines définitions de l’Internet des Objets, « il est parfois suggéré que l'objet deviendra un acteur autonome de l'Internet, c'est-à-dire capable de percevoir, analyser et agir par lui-même dans les contextes des processus dans lesquels il sera engagé. Le couple "objet physique" / "Intelligence virtuelle associée", qu'elle soit embarquée, distribuée ou hébergée dans le Cloud, y est alors mentionné sous l’appellation "cyberobjet". Les cyberobjets sont des acteurs potentiels des chaines de valeurs qui agissent sous le contrôle des opérationnels ou en partenariat avec eux. » (Source Wikipedia, septembre 2011).

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Friday 23 September 2011

"Customer relationship management" (CRM) in the Internet of Things...

What a good CRM tool should be able to face in the Internet of Things...

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Friday 2 September 2011

What a "Warehouse Management System" could be in the Internet of Things ?....


NEWTON: space is already organized, time is a linear dimension, common to everything and objects which are populating space are studied with a prior understanding of the unique organization of the universe.

In that scheme, a WMS (Warehouse Management System) problem is: how to organize space then how to populate it accordingly - then how to find things in it - then how to realign the virtual idea of the reality (information system) with reality (since it always diverges!).


EINSTEIN/PLANCK: space isn’t organized a priori. It changes and becomes organized with the auto-organization of the objects which are populating it and time is a dimension that can change, depending on the objects, the organization of objects, etc. But organization isn’t always the same!

In that scheme, the problem of a WMS becomes: how to model the dynamic organization of objects, considering their autonomous behavior and the interoperability between them? The problem of finding them is then different: when we need to find an object, we just ask the object itself...

At www.business2any.com, that's the way we are thinking (and building) the future of the Internet...

Wednesday 13 July 2011

Flyers of the book / Prospectus du livre

Here are the links to download the flyers of the book in both English and French. Voici les liens pour télécharger les prospectus relatifs au livre en Français et en Anglais.

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Sunday 10 July 2011

A new book on the Internet of Things

This book is an essay on the future of the Internet and the - now necessary - contribution of both sciences of complexity and cybernetics in information systems to meet the new challenges of sensory technologies (NFC, RFID, Barcodes, GPS, etc.) and open value chains. This essay discusses the particular impacts on economics, sociology and governance....

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Tuesday 28 June 2011

L'Internet des objets favorise la mutation des modèles économiques

Avec l'apparition des cyberobjets qui caractérisent la dualité bien/service des objets, en octroyant à ceux inertes des intelligences logicielles associées sur Internet, les modèles économiques en vigueur vont indubitablement muter.

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Tuesday 21 June 2011

Un nouveau livre sur l'Internet des Objets

Parution le 10 juillet 2011 aux éditions AFNOR.

Internet évolue en fonction des besoins de ses utilisateurs. Dans "L’Internet des Objets", Philippe Gautier et Laurent Gonzalez apportent des éclairages et un grand nombre de réponses aux questions concernant l’évolution de l’Internet actuel, sa gouvernance, mais aussi les mutations probables des systèmes d’information. Un ouvrage complet qui n’est pas réservé aux technophiles.

L'internet des objets : réf: 3465316 - ISBN : 978-2-12-465316-4.

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Monday 30 May 2011

The Internet of Things catalyzes mutation of economic models

How the Internet of Things can change existing economic models, by Muriel LECOMTE (Senior Marketing insight professional)

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Monday 10 January 2011


Suite au changement de format du site de l'ATELIER BNP PARIBAS, voici les nouveaux liens vers mes chroniques sur ce site....

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The Governance Dimension of the Internet of Things

EURO-NF & GOVPIMINT Workshop (Leipzig II) in Cooperation with the annual meeting of the IGF Dynamic Coalition of the Internet of Things (IGF-DyCIT) Leipzig, Germany, March, 24-25, 2011

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Friday 17 December 2010

Humains, Objets et Internet des Objets

Internet des Objets, des choses, Web 3.0, Web symbiotique, Web au cube, ?.....

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Thursday 16 December 2010

Présentation à l'AFTERWORK ECHANGEUR spécial "Internet des objets" du jeudi 16 décembre 2010

Objets connectés, objets communicants...ou objets acteurs ?

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Wednesday 27 October 2010

L'Internet des objets sert de révélateur aux limites actuelles de l'informatique

Interconnecter les objets via Internet n'est pas qu'un simple prolongement de la Toile actuelle. Car cette extension va entraîner une remise à plat des règles de conception des systèmes d'information.

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Saturday 9 October 2010

Transport multimodal : une problématique sociotechnique complexe

Les systèmes d'information multimodaux fédèrent les données des offreurs de transport et proposent à l’usager un choix ou un assistanat dans ses besoins de déplacement. Sont-ils exhaustifs et adaptés ?...

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Sunday 22 August 2010


Cette acquisition d'une société spécialisée dans les systèmes de paiement pour jeux sociaux est d'une toute autre portée que le simple ajout de fonctions économiques au futur réseau social « Google Me ».

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Monday 7 June 2010

Consultation on the neutrality of the NET by the French Government

What does Neutrality of the Net mean: in reference to what? How would one measure it? Is it even feasible? Let us try to shed some light on the subject.
Philippe GAUTIER, originally released in French @ atelier.fr, translated from French by David KUNAU

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Thursday 3 June 2010

Consultation sur la "neutralité du Net"

Que signifie véritablement cette expression, par rapport à quel concept parle-t-on de neutralité ? Comment la mesure-t-on? Mais surtout, est-elle possible ? Tentons d'y voir plus clair.

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Thursday 6 May 2010

Quel modèle économique pour l'Internet des Objets ?

Si les objets viennent à porter en eux leur "raison d'être" comme je le rappelais dernièrement, il faudra peut-être leur intégrer des valeurs éthiques nouvelles, sous peine de contribuer à catalyser un certain chaos dans nos systèmes économiques...

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Wednesday 5 May 2010

Dix millions d’euros pour des projets de services mobiles sans contact

Le gouvernement lance un appel à projets pour développer des services innovants utilisant les téléphones mobiles et les technologies RFID ou NFC.

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L'Internet des objets doit encore apprendre à interpréter

Sans intelligence logicielle associée opérant à un niveau subsidiaire pendant leur cycle de vie, les objets ne pourront catalyser de nouveaux usages. Le web sera le véhicule de cette intelligence d'un système à l'autre.

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Internet des Objets : Objets « connectés », objets « communicants »… ou objets « acteurs » ?

« Communiquer » n’est pas « partager » et, aujourd’hui, si certains moyens évolués de communication existent, ceux du « partage » ne sont pas (encore) déployés.

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Wednesday 28 April 2010

Which economic model for the Internet of Things ?

If things come to bear their “raison d'être" (see former post: http://www.i-o-t.org/post/3questionstoPhilippeGAUTIERbyDavidFayon), it may be necessary to give or teach them new ethical values, otherwise they will catalyze some (already existing) chaos in our economic systems ...

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Saturday 17 April 2010

3 questions to Philippe GAUTIER, by David Fayon (from the original interview by David Fayon, in French : http://david.fayon.free.fr/interview/philippe-gautier.htm)

From the original interview by David Fayon, in French : http://david.fayon.free.fr/interview/philippe-gautier.htm.

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Tuesday 26 January 2010

Internet des Objets : Objets « connectés », objets « communicants »… ou objets « acteurs » ?

En réaction au Petit dejeuner du Web - Les objets parlent aux objets (http://www.orange-business.tv/2010/01/petit-dejeuner-du-web---les-objets-parlent-aux-objets.html)

Voir le lien :


Cordialement, Philippe GAUTIER www.business2any.com

Wednesday 4 November 2009

Preliminary Announcement and Call for Papers : INTERNET OF THINGS 2010 ("IoT for a Green Planet")

Message from Mark Harrison. NB : This message is not a position paper from I-O-T.ORG but an announcement and call papers courtesy forwarded.

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Sunday 1 November 2009

CASAGRAS : benefits... and limits

Th European cofunded project is releasing its final reports : see CASAGRAS

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Friday 30 October 2009

Internet of Things & RFID

Since many years, a lot of people, sometimes financially interested (chips companies), are always merging two different concepts: "Internet of Things" and "RFID"...

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Thursday 21 May 2009

La Commission Européenne et le Gouvernement Français consultent sur l'avenir de l'Internet...

"Devenez sorciers, devenez savants"

(titre d'un pamphlet publié aux éditions Odile Jacob par Georges Charpak et Henri Broch en 2003).

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Wednesday 13 May 2009

EPCGlobal... Standardization is not THE solution (simply a part of it).

EPCGlobal set of standards are one of the best available resources one can use to address traceability issues in closed or semi-open loops.

However, I consider the current EPCGlobal vision and concepts as somehow "limited" in its willingness and capacity to address every kind of actors in any situation (too much standardization, too many deterministic views, etc.).

This is why my company is using different approaches to enhance / leverage existing solutions (artificial intelligence, decisional analysis, etc.).

What has been done on DS (Discovery Services) so far (BRIDGE project, IETF, etc.) is, to my point of view, not always adapted to the market (real life) and I really wonder whether EPCGlobal will succeed or not with such an issue.

Actully deterministic and probabilistic approaches (some of the experimented ones) are not suited to treat complexity...

Philippe GAUTIER

Saturday 2 May 2009

A propos de l'article de Daniel KAPLAN : http://www.internetactu.net/2009/04/23/repenser-linternet-des-objets-13-linternet-des-objets-nest-pas-celui-que-vous-croyez/


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Thursday 12 February 2009

Internet des objets et Systèmes Informatiques de gestion : les solutions pour enfin rendre ce concept opérationnel ? (et pour en finir avec les crises ?)

Changer notre façon de concevoir nos systèmes d’information va permettre de répondre aux nouveaux besoins et enjeux induits par la Mondialisation des échanges, l’Internet des Objets et – surtout - éviter l’impasse que constituent les méthodes de conception actuelles !

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Tuesday 7 October 2008

Governance in the Internet of Things

You can download the full presentation in PDF file (registered and copyrighted !) : see below, at the end of the post.
Are the current approaches in Governance of the Internet still relevant with the upcoming Internet of Things ?

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La gouvernance de l'Internet des objets

Télécharger le PDF joint (voir en bas de billet : attention au copyright ! document déposé chez un huissier de justice).
L'internet des Objets va bousculer nos approches traditionnelles en matière de gouvernance de l'Internet....

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Monday 29 September 2008

Internet des Objets et relations "producteurs-consommateurs"

Objectifs de cet exposé :

  • Ne pas donner une vision “boule de cristal”
  • La “révolution” à venir est trop “profonde” pour en appréhender – à date - les bénéfices les plus importants
  • Donner les clés de compréhension des opportunités à venir
  • Avoir les outils pour déceler les opportunités et bénéfices de cette “révolution”

Document déposé chez un huissier de Justice et soumis à COPYRIGHT.

Cliquez sur le lien "one attachment" ci-dessous......

Tuesday 8 July 2008

Very interesting article from Kevin Kelly in WIRED

In a very interesting article from WIRED, Kevin Kelly explains how a "single worldwide computer" will raise from technological evolution.

See : http://www.wired.com/special_multimedia/2008/st_infoporn_1607

I also posted a comment :

One machine” (with a potential finality) or “one system” (with no necessary one) ?

It will be, for sure, a "complex" and non deterministic system made of billions of autonomous and self-decisioned actors (entities) with their own independent finalities.

Referring to "complex systems theories", the question is : "for which global ending ?” - chaotic evolution or targeted direction ?....

In the meanwhile complexity is increasing : it is time to switch to full systemic approaches in the design of our Information systems !
Philippe GAUTIER

Your comments would be higly appreciated !

Best regards,

Wednesday 25 June 2008

Use of “semantic approaches” : for a switch from existing EDI to « Any-to-Any communication » in the Internet of Things (and extending the current “semantic web”)

Intrinsically, the Internet of Things will be « non deterministic », complex and various although, so far, the ongoing standardization models (eg : EPCGlobal) are still apprehending deterministic value chains or processes.....
In such an environment, the use of Semantic approaches will, possibly, give a “meaning” to every kind of message and will accordingly facilitate communications whoever will be the actors, even though they have no prior interchange agreement.

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An interesting article (in French) from "LEMAGIT" : Lilian Prud'homme, Thin-Track : « pour l'Internet des objets, il faut tout repenser »

"Les développements et les technologies qui entourent l'Internet des objets et la RFID sont encore loin d'atteindre les standards requis pour une mise en production efficace. Et pour cause, les développements qui servent aujourd'hui de base n'ont peut-être pas pris un bon départ, semble dire Lilian Prud'homme, directeur technique de Thin-Track. Freinant ainsi les mises en production. Portrait en demi-teinte de l'Internet des objets et de son avancement actuel." (source : LEMAGIT)

The article (in French) at : http://www.lemagit.fr/article/internet-standards-soa-rfid/609/1/lilian-prud-homme-thin-track-pour-internet-des-objets-faut-tout-repenser/

Monday 19 May 2008

BRIDGE's may 2008 newsletter

In the BRIDGE's may 2008 newsletter, Roger Till (GS1 UK) is referring to our site and our prospective work in the field of the "Internet of Things".
See the following link :
BRIDGE Newsletter - May 2008BRIDGE Newsletter - May 2008
on page 6, 7 and 8.

Philippe GAUTIER & The I-o-T team
BRIDGE's site : http://www.bridge-project.eu/

Monday 5 May 2008

The EPC namespace and the Internet of Things (I-o-T) - PART 2

This memo is a clarification following a 24th april 2008 roundtable at the EU commission. It enlightens the former post ''The EPC namespace and the Internet of Things (I-o-T) - PART 1'' (click).

EPC_Namespace-V3_iot.pdfAlso available in PDF format (click)

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Monday 21 April 2008

Some thoughts on the “Internet of Things” or so-called “Web 3.0”

Abstract :
''Recently, Vinton Cerf made an association between the raising concept of the Internet of Things (“I-o-T” is an abstract gathering several others such as “M2M”, “sensor, mesh, pervasive or ubiquitous networks”, “EPCGlobal standards”, etc.) and the appellation “WEB 3.0” (seen in an article : www.lemonde.fr, 5th april 2008). Instead of seeing it as a new IT marketing stuff, I’ve tried to sort out what need there would be to use such a word, moreover considering that most people still don’t know what Web 2.0 is…..''

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Monday 31 March 2008

The EPC namespace and the Internet of Things (I-o-T)

Opening the EPC Namespace could make the EPCGlobal network the release candidate for the Internet of Things (WEB 3.0) in case we manage to solve 2 important issues....

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