In conjunction with the IEEE 26th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) ,Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Hong Kong, the EIT Digital project EXAM: EXAM: Energy-Efficient XHAUL and M2M is hosting a workshop on Challenges, Solutions and Applications relating to M2M communications.
Recently, there has been a great deal of interest in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) or Machine-Type communications (MTC) towards the vision of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and for future 5G systems, where not only humans are connected to humans or the things but also everything is connected to every other object.
According to business forecasts, there will be billions of M2M devices that are expected to be connected, and a major portion of them are going to be connected wirelessly. In this regard, M2M communications are expected to open avenues for new type of services and applications such as smart metering, monitoring and control, telemetry, surveillance, healthcare, transportation, and utilities.
These applications and services demand further enhancements for communication protocols that are different from the traditional ones used in legacy systems. Novel solutions are needed to efficiently serve a huge number of M2M devices that interact autonomously at a global level. It opens a wide research field for future M2M communications, including research on scalability, reliability, energy-efficiency, wide-area coverage, spectral-efficiency, cost-efficiency, heterogeneity, security, and cooperation.
Many research activities have been ongoing both in academia and industry to pave the path towards vast deployment of M2M communications and addressing the challenges mentioned above. In this vein, also many standardization bodies (e.g., 3GPP, ETSI TC M2M, 6LowPAN, IETF, IEEE 802.16p, etc.) have launched activities to support the massive deployment of M2M communications.
The goal of this workshop is to bring together experts from both academia and industry in the forefront of M2M communications to present and debate advanced technologies, techno-economics, and applications. You are invited to submit your high-quality papers in all areas of M2M Communications before July 3rd.
For more information: http://pimrc2015.eee.hku.hk/workshops.html
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