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"Clouds Based - Service Delivery Platforms for Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M)".

"Clouds Based - Service Delivery Platforms for Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M)"

présenté par Roch Glitho (Concordia University, Canada, et professeur associé à Telecom SudParis).

mardi 27 novembre 2012 de 10h30 à 11h30 en salle A003.


Machine-to-Machine communications (M2M for short) is a fundamental component of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) vision. Potential applications and services are numerous (e.g. surveillance, health), thus generating a huge degree of interest in research, standardization and product development. Cloud computing is an emerging paradigm with several facets (e.g. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS)), and many associated benefits (e.g. efficiency in resource usage, easy introduction of new applications and services, scalability, and flexibility in pricing) that motivate quite well their use as service delivery platforms. This speech is devoted to the use of clouds as basis for M2M service delivery platforms. We review the state of the art and discuss research challenges. Background information is given on M2M, service delivery platforms, and cloud computing (including virtualization). There are currently two approaches to the use of clouds as service delivery platforms. The first approach simply leverages the storage and processing power of cloud fabrics such as Eucalyptus. On the other hand, the second approach epitomized by the work on virtual sensor networks focuses on the efficient use of M2M resource through virtualization, the ultimate goal being the offering of M2M infrastructure as IaaS.

Short biography

Roch H. Glitho, PhD

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair

Roch Glitho ( holds a Ph.D. in tele-informatics (Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden), and M.Sc. degrees in business economics (University of Grenoble, France), pure mathematics (University Geneva, Switzerland), and computer science (University of Geneva). He is an associate professor of networking and telecommunications at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada where he holds a Canada Research Chair in End-User Service Engineering for Communication Networks. In the past he has worked in industry for almost a quarter of a century and has held several senior technical positions at LM Ericsson in Sweden and Canada (e.g. expert, principal engineer, senior specialist). His industrial experience includes research, international standards setting, product management, project management, systems engineering and software/firmware design. He is a member of several editorial boards including IEEE Network and IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. In the past he has served as IEEE Communications Society distinguished lecturer, Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Communications Magazine and Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. His research areas include architectures for end-users applications and services, cloud computing and virtualization, machine to machine communications and Internet of Things, distributed systems, and networking technologies for emerging economies.

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