2th Living Bits and Things 2012

Bled 2012 - 27th November 2012,

Discover the potential of Internet of Things (IoT)/M2M and Smart Living in Central and South East Europe.
Join us in Bled to find out more about deployments of existing applications and services. Connect with companies and organizations in the region, get involved and be present in the market and IoT industry.


Many of exisitng and developed services based on IoT technologies can't get successful implementation due to economic, cultural and social specifics present in the region. On the other hand there is a huge potential of existing scientific knowledge, bottom-up projects, open initiatives and alternative approaches which are the foundation of highly innovative IoT environment in the region.

It is important to understand and to take in account the specific problems of the countries in the Central and South East Europe region. Attending the Living bits and things 2012 will provide you with specific market insights, help you and your organization to create common research projects and explore new business opportunities.

After a huge success in 2011 in Ljubljana with over 150 registered attendees the Living bits and things is going to host the next edition of the major Internet of Things events in Central and South East Europe in November this year in Bled. This year the event focuses on the Smart applications and services which are the foundation of the future sustainable and inclusive growth not only in Europe but also worldwide.

Living bits and things 2012 is part of The Smart Living Europe Days 2012, whole week activities dedicated to Internet of Things in Bled. Living bits and things 2012 collaborates closely with major IoT projects in Europe and together with the help of IoT-i and IoT Forum connects the Central and South East Europe with IoT in EU and worldwide.

This will give attendees opportunity to experience from the first hand:

  • The best and most advanced Smart living applications IoT can offer
  • Business and expert networking, including decision makers, investors and public authorities
  • Applicatioan and research projects based on the IoT technologies
  • Best practices available in Smart living, from Smart cities to Smart grids and many other
  • Specific insights in different aspects of IoT, including safety, privacy and ethics

What are you going to find out?

  • Why IoT matters and how you and your organization can get involved?
  • Why IoT as technology is not enough and how to use it with respect to business and society?
  • What are the key issues and challenges in the Central and South East Europe introducing IoT
  • Smart living applications

Special focus

  • Smart cities and smarter citizens – challenges of cities from 100.000 to 1mio population
  • The communication infrastructure - wireless and broadband as foundation for IoT/M2M services
  • Central and South East Europe including Danube region – cities, communities, municipalities and living labs
  • Horizon 2020 – how can Central and South East region take advantage IoT and future internet offer
  • Open initiatives – building bottom-up in IoT/M2M, what works and what not, what people use


Day 1

27th November 2012
Time Session
20:00 - 23:00
Social Networking Event
08:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:45
Welcome & Keynotes
09:45 - 11:15
Broadband infrastrocture - enabling the IoT and M2M services
11:15 - 11:30
Coffee brak
11:30 - 13:15
Where is the value of IoT and M2M technologies for bussines, communities and citizens?
13:15 - 14:30
Lunch break
14:30 - 16:00
Workshop A1 & A2
Smart Buildings and Energy efficiency & Why small cities faster become smart than big ones?
16:15 - 17:45
Workshop B1 & B2
Smart Business Applications & Technology challenges for IoT/M2M applications
16:00 - 16:15
Coffee break
17:45 - 18:30
Round table
Beyond IoT/M2M Technologies: New business and new social models.
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