IEEE IoT Newsletter - September 2015

Article 1

Internet of Things and the 5th Generation Mobile Network

Roberto Minerva

The definition of the next generation of mobile networks is at a very preliminary stage and there is no consistent and shared view about its architecture and technical aspects. In this early stage it is important to define the goals and requirements of the future infrastructure. A very detailed set of requirements has been put forward from the perspective of telecom operators.


Article 2

oneM2M: A Bridge over IoT Waters

Omar Elloumi

The development of Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) is continuing at pace. The two are intrinsically linked and depending on your definition, M2M is basically becoming acknowledged as the communications layer of the IoT. The amount of investment into this sector is reaching astonishing proportions. According to a recent announcement by IDC, the internet of things market will grow globally from approximately 655.8 billion USD in 2014 to 1.7 trillion USD in 2020. McKinsey recently predicted that the total economic impact of the IoT could be as much as 11.1 trillion USD per year by 2025.


Article 3

IoT is More Than Just Connecting Devices: The OpenIoT Stack Explained

Martin Serrano and John Soldatos

The way the Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved technologically in the last years and the level of expected IoT services immersion have impacted daily aspects of people's lives. A clear example where IoT has influenced big changes is in the cities. Today there are cities technologically equipped and socially organized in a way that the generation and deployment of better citizen services and solutions are more rapidly adopted (e.g. Smart Cities).


Article 4

Understanding IPv6's Potential for IoT: The IoT6 Research Project

Sébastien Ziegler, Peter Kirstein, Latif Ladid, Antonio Skarmeta and Antonio Jara

The conclusions presented in our previous article (The Case for IPv6 as an Enabler of the Internet of Things) were the result of a three-year project dubbed IoT6, supported by the European Commission. Though the main outcomes of the project are the recommendations on exploiting IPv6's features presented in our first article, we thought it useful and informative to provide context for how we arrived at those recommendations, discuss related findings and mention representative use cases.



This Month's Contributors

Roberto Minerva holds a PhD in Computer Science and Telecommunications from Telecom Sud Paris, France, and a Master Degree in Computer Science from Bari University, Italy.

Dr. Omar Elloumi is Head of M2M and Smart Grid standards within Alcatel-Lucent CTO.

Martin Serrano is an ICT expert with more than 12 years experience in industry and applied research, at the technical and management levels, within a wide range of Pan-European international collaborative research Projects and also with experience on large scale Integrated Platforms experimentation.

John Soldatos is with Athens Information Technology, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He has technically participated in a number of research projects, which were co-funded by the EU.

Sébastien Ziegler is the founder and Director of Mandat International, a foundation based in Geneva with special consultative status to the UN and a member of the International Telecommunication Union.

Peter Kirstein is Professor of Computer Communications Systems at University College London. He is a fellow of many professional bodies including the Royal Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Science, US National Academy of Engineering.

Latif Ladid holds the following positions: Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM; Founder & Chair, 5G World Alliance; Chair, ETSI IP6 ISG; Chair, IEEE ComSoc 5G MWI & IoT subTC; Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society; Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program.

Antonio F. Skarmeta received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia, Spain.

Antonio Jara has received two Master Sciences (Hons. – valedictorian) degrees: a Master in Business Administration – MBA (Hons), and PhD (Cum Laude). He is especially focused on the design and development of new protocols for security and mobility for the Internet of things, the topic of his Ph.D.


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