A survey on M2M service networks

Juhani Latvakoski (Corresponding Author), Antti Iivari, Paul Vitic, Bashar Jubeh, Mahdi Ben Alaya, Thierry Monteil, Yoann Lopez, Guillermo Talavera, Javier Gonzalez, Niclas Granqvist, Monir Kellil, Herve Ganem, Teemu Väisänen

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    The number of industrial applications relying on the Machine to Machine (M2M) services exposed from physical world has been increasing in recent years. Such M2M services enable communication of devices with the core processes of companies. However, there is a big challenge related to complexity and to application-specific M2M systems called "vertical silos". This paper focuses on reviewing the technologies of M2M service networks and discussing approaches from the perspectives of M2M information and services, M2M communication and M2M security. Finally, a discussion on technologies and approaches potentially enabling future autonomic M2M service networks are provided. According to our conclusions, it is seen that clear definition of the architectural principles is needed to solve the "vertical silo" problem and then, proceeding towards enabling autonomic capabilities for solving complexity problem appears feasible. Several areas of future research have been identified, e.g., autonomic information based services, optimization of communications with limited capability devices, real-time messaging, creation of trust and end to end security, adaptability, reliability, performance, interoperability, and maintenance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)130-173
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • machine to machine communication
    • Internet of Things
    • IoT
    • cyber-physical systems


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