IEEE International Workshop of Machine-to-Machine Communications for the Next Generation Wireless Networks

Collocated with IEEE ICC, June 13, 2013, Budapest, Hungary

There has been a great deal of interest in the machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and Internet-of-Things (IoT) recently. Billions of M2M devices are expected to be connected, and a major portion of them are through wireless media. M2M communication is expected to open doors for new type of applications and services that include smart metering, telemetry, surveillance, healthcare, transportation, utilities, and remote maintenance and control. These applications and services demands communication protocols that are different from the traditional communication protocols used in human-to-human networks. Research activities are ongoing in academia, and industry. M2M communication standards have been actively developed in standard bodies (e.g. ETSI TC M2M, 3GPP machine-type-communications, IEEE 802.16p, etc).The goal of this workshop is to bring various state-of-the-art research activities in academia and industry together and understand the future M2M communication requirements and potentials.

Topics of interest includes but not limited to:

  • M2M architecture
  • Physical layer requirements for M2M communications
  • MAC layer requirements for M2M communications
  • M2M device requirements
  • M2M network complexity
  • Radio access technologies and protocols for M2M communications
  • Energy efficient M2M communications
  • Protocols for energy-harvesting M2M devices
  • M2M applications and services
  • Security issues for M2M
  • M2M traffic modeling
  • Simulation platform and methodologies for M2M communications
  • Experiments and testbed for M2M systems
  • M2M communications standards
  • Self-organization and autonomous configuration for M2M
  • Networking support for cloud-based M2M systems
  • M2M Session and Mobility Management
  • M2M Performance Management

Workshop Chairs:

Rath Vannithamby, Intel Labs, USA

Hung-Yu Wei, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Kwang-Cheng Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Neeli R. Prasad, Aalborg University, Denmark

Important Dates:

Registration of Abstract: January 4th, 2013

Submission deadline: January 11th, 2013

Acceptance notification: February 22nd, 2013

Final manuscript: March 8th, 2013