M2MCIP 2013 - 1st IEEE International Workshop on Machine to Machine Communications Interfaces and Platforms

24 October 2013, Sydney, Australia

will be held as a full-day workshop on October 24, 2013, as part of the 38th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (IEEE LCN) in Sydney, Australia.


Smarter and greener environments are essential to address economic, social, and environmental challenges due to the increase in urbanization, requiring informed decisions based on Internet of Things (IoT) generated data.

Rapidly, more and more devices are being added to the networks. Estimations show that by the end of 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices to the IoT world-wide. Almost any kind of these devices will be allowed to seamlessly integrate into a large-scale Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication environment. In contrast to human-to-human and human-to-machine communication (which mainly involves multimedia sessions, web browsing, and remote control), M2M provides the opportunity of deploying completely new services. In M2M, smart devices are connected through the networks to novel service platforms in a self-controlled system; however, the current communication networks still being designed to support human-to-human communication, focus on the optimization of the communication between devices under direct human control. Recognizing the need for reliable network infrastructures, various standards developing organizations have recently promoted several standardization activities in the M2M domain, which need continuous research input. Open M2M platforms are being developed to implement middleware aiming to provide services for heterogeneous requirements, thus avoiding vendor-locking stove-pipe solutions, acting as a horizontal convergence layer supporting multiple vertical application domains such as transport and logistics, utilities, automotive, eHealth, etc. which may be deployed independently or as part of a common platform.

M2MCIP provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to address and discuss challenges and proposed solutions to the open and upcoming issues in M2M, as state-of-the-art solutions and work in progress.

Topics of Interest

M2M Modelling and DesignM2M Platforms and FrameworksM2M aspects of Smart Energy, Utility Providers, Smart Homes, Smart Anything M2M Privacy and Security, Identification and Authentication M2M Gateways M2M Application Interfaces M2M Medium Access Protocols M2M Performance and Scalability aspects M2M Reliability and Affordability M2M Standardisation progress M2M Mobility aspects Autonomic communication methods for end-to-end M2M communication M2M Emerging technologies Context-awareness aspects of M2M communication Integration of Delay-Tolerant Networks into M2M platforms M2M Crowd Sensing integration and opportunistic information transmission Communication aspects of services in the Internet of Things Industrial requirements for M2M and upcoming business cases Experimental Testbeds for M2M communication and integration, deployment and federation

Paper Submission

Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged to be submitted to this workshop.

Authors are requested to submit papers limited to 8 pages in IEEE 8.5x11 conference format, and formatted in accordance with the IEEE Computer Society author guidelines.
The templates can be found via the IEEE LCN website: ieeelcn.org All papers must include title, complete contact information for all authors, abstract, and keywords on the cover page. IEEE reserves the right to remove papers from IEEE Xplore that are not presented at the conference.

Direct your questions to the Workshop Chairs:
Tom Pfeifer
Dirk Pesch
Sebastian Wahle

Please submit your paper electronically in PDF format to EDAS edas.info/N14607
Proceedings: Electronic proceedings will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore).
Hardcopy proceedings will be published through the Multicon Lecture Notes series with ISBN.

Important dates:

Paper registration: Ongoing
Paper submission: May 27, 2013
Notification of acceptance:  Jun 30, 2013 Camera-ready paper due: Jul 30, 2013
M2MCIP Workshop: Oct 24, 2013

Workshop Chairs

Tom Pfeifer, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Sebastian Wahle, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany

Technical Program Committee

Marylin Arndt-Vincent, France Telecom R&D, France
Tarun Banka, Cisco Systems, USA
Hakan Coskun, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Philippe Cousin, eGlobalMark, France
Stefan Covaci, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Sajal Das, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Omar Elloumi, Alcatel-Lucent, Belgium
Melike Erol-Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada
Stefan Fischer, University of Lübeck, Germany
Jürgen Hase, Deutsche Telekom AG & M2M Alliance
Martin Jacobsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Fuchun Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Chi Harold Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Thomas Magedanz, TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Tom Pfeifer, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Thierry Rakotoarivelo, NICTA-Sydney, Australia
Martin Serrano, National University of Ireland Galway
Yan Shvartzshnaider, The University of Sydney, Australia
Spyridon Tompros, Philips, Belgium
Sebastian Wahle, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Sebastian Zander, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory and Univ. of Oslo, Norway