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Workshop: M2M Communications: Challenges, Solutions and Applications (PIMRC 2015, Hong Kong)

Workshop: M2M Communications: Challenges, Solutions and Applications (PIMRC 2015, Hong Kong)

In conjunction with the IEEE 26th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC)

30 August 2015
HK Convention & Exhibition Centre, HONG KONG
(In collaboration with the EIT DIGITAL Project: "EXAM: Energy-Efficient XHAUL and M2M")

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. The range of topics addressed by this workshop is wide, including, but not limited to:

  • New M2M concepts, applications and services
  • Energy efficiency in M2M Communications
  • Physical layer requirements for M2M communications
  • MAC layer requirements for M2M communications
  • Security, trust and privacy enhancements for M2M
  • Scalable system architecture and components for M2M communications
  • Self-organization and autonomous configuration for M2M
  • Novel traffic modeling and resource/mobility management
  • Techno-economic models and case study
  • Mission-critical and massive M2M Communications
  • Ultra-reliable M2M Communications
  • M2M test beds and trials
  • Radio access technologies and protocols
  • Spectrum management for M2M
  • M2M communications standards

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: July 3, 2015

  • Notification deadline: July 17, 2015
  • Final paper due: July 24, 2015
  • Workshop date: August 30, 2015

Paper Submission Guidelines:

The workshop accepts novel and previously unpublished papers. Papers should not exceed 5 double-column pages and should follow IEEE templates. Submitted papers will be subject to a peer-review process. All accepted papers will be included in the PIMRC conference program and will be published by the IEEE Xplore. Papers should be submitted through EDAS.


Workshop Chairs:

  • Sassan Iraji (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Hamid Aghvami (King’s College, London, UK)
  • Tarik Taleb (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Rapeepat Ratasuk (Nokia Networks, Arlington Heights, USA)
  • Francesco Militano (Ericsson Research, Sweden)
  • Andrés Laya (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

Steering Committee:

  • Riku Jäntti (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Jens Zander (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Henrik Abramowicz (Ericsson Research, Sweden)
  • Zexian Li (Nokia Networks, Finland)
  • Jiajia Chen (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

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