IEEE International Workshop on M2M Communications for Next Generation IoT

Collocated with IEEE ICC 2014, June 10th, 2014, Sydney, Australia

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, OMA Lightweight M2M, IETF CoAP, 6LowPAN, 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.

ICC 2014 M2M Workshop - Agenda Download (in PDF)

Topics of interest includes but not limited to:

  • IoT architecture
  • Distributed algorithms for IoT
  • Devices and embedded system for IoT
  • Middleware for IoT
  • IoT services and wireless sensor applications
  • Experiments and testbed for M2M systems and IoT
  • M2M and IoT communications standards
  • Physical layer requirements for M2M communications
  • MAC layer requirements for M2M communications
  • M2M network complexity
  • Radio access technologies and protocols for M2M communications
  • Energy efficient M2M communications
  • Protocols for energy-harvesting M2M devices
  • Security issues for M2M
  • M2M traffic modeling
  • Simulation platform and methodologies for M2M communications
  • Self-organization and autonomous configuration for M2M
  • Networking support for cloud-based M2M systems
  • M2M Session and Mobility Management
  • M2M performance evaluation

Workshop Chairs:

Rath Vannithamby, Intel Labs, USA

Hung-Yu Wei, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Kwang-Cheng Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Anthony Rowe, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Important Dates:

Paper Submission deadline on EDAS: December 30th, 2013

Acceptance notification: February 20th , 2014

Final manuscript: March 15th, 2014