Affiliations: Computer Science Department, University of Milano, Via Comelico, Milano, Italy
Corresponding author: Bruno Apolloni, Computer Science Department, University of Milano, Via Comelico 39, Milano 20135, Italy. Tel.: +39 333 7469878; Fax: +39 02 50316228; E-mail: [email protected].
Abstract: We instantiate a social things paradigm in terms of a social network of facts which drives our household appliances in our name. The appliances are connected to the network, directly receiving the sequence of instructions (parameter/value pairs) constituting the recipe to perform a task requested by the user. The recipes are issued by the computational intelligence algorithms in the core of the social network. Users, appliances and social network are part of an entire ecosystem that we realized in the frame of the EU project Social&Smart. In this paper we describe the architecture, the information infrastructure and the first achievements of the Social&Smart ecosystem within the general cadre of an Open Internet of Things (Open IoT).
Keywords: Social things, social network of facts, open internet of things, networked intelligence, learning from nowhere, novel business model for appliance manufacturers