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Acronym: EEM2M 
Name: Energy Efficient M2M Device Communication 
Project status: From: 2013-02-01 To: 2014-12-31 (Completed)
Type (Programme): BILAT 
Project funding: -
International partner
Organisation Name: FTW Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien GmbH 
Organisation adress: A-1220 Wien, Donau-City-Straße 1 
Organisation country: Austria 
Contact person name: Jesper Grønbæk 
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Croatian partner
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Croatian partner
Organisation name: Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva 
Organisation address: Unska 3 
Contact person name: Mario Kusek
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+385 1 6129 801  Contact person fax: +385 1 6129 832 
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Short description of project
Machine to Machine (M2M) communications is a fast-growing sector. From the technology point of view, M2M communication involves various hardware components, such as computers, embedded processors, smart sensors, actuators, and mobile devices. Wireless M2M devices, depending primarily on limited energy sources, like battery power, typically need to be active without human intervention for a long period of time (even for a few years in some application scenarios). While such devices are built for low power consumption by design, the "energy cost" for computing and connectivity may be further optimized by applying smart choices which take into account the needs of the application.   The research in this project will focus on investigating how to make M2M devices and their computation and communication lifecycles energy efficient by utilizing network topology adaptation and self-organization. The main idea is that energy efficiency can be accomplished by optimization techniques which can delegate computational tasks to the M2M core infrastructure, as well as rely on opportunistic communication mechanisms which take into account both M2M device semantics and context. The proposed functionality will be generic and applicable to various "market verticals" (application areas) and it will be aligned with the evolving M2M standards (ETSI, oneM2M).   
Short description of the task performed by Croatian partner
This objective will be accomplised through the following sub-objectives: 1) Specification of M2M device presence, including but not limited to its communication (and possibly other) capabilities and context. Within this sub-objective, the project will investigate the state-of-the-art of currently available presence standards that focuses on users/people, define Rich Presence Information Data Format (RPID) for M2M devices and their context, and propose a system architecture and protocols for M2M device presence. 2) Techniques and protocols for M2M communication, with focus on energy efficiency, using M2M device semantics and context, and using optimization techniques which can delegate computational tasks to the M2M core infrastructure. Within this sub-objective, the project will investigate ad-hoc routing and communication protocols and analyse their energy efficiency in selected scenarios, and select protocols to be used in the prototype, as well as provide the ability for computational task migration to M2M core. 3) Intelligent mechanisms to be implemented in M2M devices for network self-organization with a goal to lower energy consumption. Within this sub-objective, the project will propose intelligent and self-organizing mechanisms for energy management, and apply them to improve energy efficiency of M2M device based on communication and computation.