Call for Papers: IEEE GLOBECOM 2011 Workshop on Machine-to-Machine Communications

Key to the Future Internet of Things
In Conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2011, 5-9 December 2011, Houston, Texas, USA
(Workshop homepage

The number of networked machines and/or devices is continuously increasing, changing the conventional perception of communication towards networks that are independent from human interaction. This results in a new paradigm on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications towards the Future Internet of Things (IoT). M2M communications offer a potential solution to the already saturated telecommunications market, with new services and applications, such as smart city, smart grid, intelligent transportation, e-healthcare, remote monitoring, and logistics.  Such services and applications open a mass market and several business opportunities, whilst transforming the way communication systems are defined and operate. This requires development of novel solutions to efficiently serve a huge number of devices that interact autonomously at a global level. It also opens a wide research area for future M2M communications, including investigations on scalability, wide-area coverage, energy-efficiency, spectral-efficiency, cost-efficiency, heterogeneity, cooperation, and security.  

Main Topics of Interest
This workshop aims to gather researchers, engineers and practitioners both from academia and industry (universities, research centers, network operators, regulatory bodies, service providers), as well as end users, to present and debate advanced M2M communication systems, technologies, and applications, with the perspective of current M2M-related standardization activities in 3GPP, ETSI, IEEE, and IETF. Specifically, but not exclusively, the workshop proposes to address the following topics related to M2M communication:
-       Scalable system architecture and components
-       Radio access technologies and protocols
-       Spectrum management for M2M
-       Resource management for energy-harvesting devices
-       Channel and traffic models
-       Internetworking protocols and mechanisms
-       Cloud support for M2M applications
-       Device management for M2M
-       Data and service management for M2M
-       Semantic technologies for M2M
-       Mobility management for M2M
-       Security, trust and privacy of M2M devices and services
-       New M2M applications, services, and business models
-       Field Trials / Test-beds / Regulatory issues

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 7 July 2011
Acceptance Notification: 15 August 2011
Camera-Ready: 31 August 2011
Workshop Date: 9 December 2011

Authors Guidelines
Authors are invited to submit original contributions that were not previously published or currently under review by any other workshop, conference, or journal.Papers need to be uploaded to the EDAS GLOBECOM 2011 workshop submission link ( for this workshop, and should follow the GLOBECOM 2011 paper submission guidelines. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of Five (5) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over-length page charge if accepted). Note that the maximum number of pages for a paper is 6; 5 pages plus 1 additional page allowed with a charge for the one additional page of USD100 if accepted. Papers exceeding 6 pages will not be accepted at EDAS, nor reviewed at all. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if it is not presented at the conference.

Workshop Organising Committee:
Chair: Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK ( )

Thierry Lestable, Sagemcom SAS, France ( )
Carles Antón-Haro, CTTC,Spain ( )
Trevor Gill, Vodafone Group, UK ( )

TPC Chairs:
Pirabakaran Navaratnam, University of Surrey, UK ( )
Peter Rost, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany ( )

Publicity Chair:
Djelal Raouf, Sagemcom E&T, France ( )

TPC members:
Angeliki Alexiou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Stephan Saur, Alcatel-Lucent, Germany
Christian Ibars, CTTC, Spain
Walter Nitzold, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Srdjan Krco, Ericsson, Serbia
Alexandru Petrescu, CEA, France
Serdar Vural, University of Surrey, UK
William Webb, Neul, UK
Herve Ganem, Gemalto, France
Bruno Cendon, TST, Spain
Masugi Inoue, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Japan
Jesus Bernat Vercher, Telefonica, Spain
Massinissa Lalam, Sagemcom E&T, France
Masood Maqbool, Sagemcom E&T, France
Marceau Coupechoux, Telecom Paris-Tech, France
Mérouane Debbah, Supélec, France
Frank Zdarsky, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Méhdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Finland
Josep Vidal, UPC, Spain,
Marylin Arndt, Orange Labs, France
Mischa Dohler, CTTC, Spain
Guillaume Vivier, Sequans, France
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Madjid Merabti, University of Liverpool, UK
Lutz Lampe, University of British Columbia, Canada
Hossam Hassanein, Queens University , Canada
Nelson Fonseca, University of Campinas, Brazil
Tommaso Melodia, University of Buffalo, USA
Sutharshan Rajasegarar, University of Melbourne, Australia
Nandana Rajatheva, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
CagriGungor, Bahcesehir University, Turkey
Luca Foschini, University of Bologna, Italy

Additional Information
Please see the workshop website and the GLOBECOM 2011 homepage for additional information.



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