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Journal of Machine to Machine Communications Journal discontinued 2016

Johnson I. Agbinya, Melbourne Institute of Technology
Shao-Yu Lien, National Formosa University, Taiwan

Associate Editor:
Atsushi Ito, Utsunomiya University, Japan

ISSN: 2246-137X (Print Version),

ISSN: 2246-5235 (Online Version)
Vol: 1   Issue: 1

Published In:   January 2014

Publication Frequency: Triannual

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The emerging new paradigm of Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications (Internet of Things) provides the basis for machines and devices to communicate with each other seamlessly worldwide. Machines are used in unimaginable areas worldwide and more and more of them are being hooked onto the Internet thereby creating a colossal wide area communication network at the global scale. Components of M2M communication systems are found in defence, agriculture, sensor networks, smart grid, smart cities, home automation and smart homes, health and transportation. As M2M communication grows more and more new technologies and applications which underpin their performance are being created. The Journal of Machine to Machine Communications has been created to report on the state of art technologies related to M2M.

In this historical first issue we present five papers which report on both the applications and technologies that support M2M. The papers report on new developments in ‘border-post cargo clearance’ system, power sources for M2M and applications on time series and processing of ultrasonic images for M2M.

E. Bhero and A Hoffman report on the application of RFID systems at the air cargo terminals as a means of tracking and optimising the distribution of cargo. RFID systems are going to be used more and more in M2M networks and hence how to use them becomes an essential foundation for future development of M2M. The example provided by these authors has set the pace for more similar and varied applications of RFIDs.

How to power sensor networks in open fields and in remote areas is an interesting and essential technology which will help with rapid deployment and acceptance of M2M. The two papers by A.O. Anele, Y Hammam,AYasser and K Djouani describe how to improve the performance of wireless power transfer systems which can be used for in-field powering of sensors and sensor networks.

One of the major areas which M2M will play a large role is in health networks. Broadband health networks require biological image processing and compression. Compressed x-ray images will be transmitted through broadband M2M networks. The paper by R. Gupta, I. Elamvazuthi, I. Faye, P. Vasant and J. George presents an example of how ultrasound images may be processed for transmission and decision support in health networks. Ultrasound images will assist “doctors in the diagnosis of medical health of patient in obstetrics, cardiology, gynaecology, musculoskeletal, urology and others”. The paper is an attempt by the authors to remove speckle noise which affects ultrasound “image resolution and contrast’. Speckle noise has adverse impact on the ability of doctors in diagnosis.

In general the future of the telecommunication networks will be dominated by machine to machine technologies. In the near future operators will offer services in M2M which will greatly impact how we live, communicate and associate with other human beings and objects. It is our interest to present the emerging developments in the area as soon as they are made available to us.

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