Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications and Networking enables intelligent interconnecting of physical things or objects and eventually creates Internet of Things or Web of Things. M2M allows device-to-network, network-to-device and device-to-device communications and networking through wireless and/or wired communication approaches. M2M actually covers a wide scope of technologies including sensing, communications, computing and control, which together can build feasible complex cyber-physical systems to support diverse applications. Thanks to recent technologies advances in areas such as sensing, networking protocols and actuating control, many M2M applications such as smart grid, smart home, e-Healthcare, intelligent transportation and remote monitoring are become possible and even in deployment, which no doubt will heavily influence and benefit people everyday’s life in the today and future. Until recently, M2M has attracted tremendously global attention from academia, industries and governments. Organizations such as IEEE, IETF, 3GPP and ETSI have started to M2M-reated standards from different aspects.
The Workshop on Machine-to-Machine Communications and Networking aims to provide a forum for both researchers from academia and practitioners from industry and government to meet together and exchange ideas and discussions on all aspects of M2M communications. The Workshop is the first edition in IEEE INFOCOM history with specific focus on M2M communications, which will be held in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2011 (http://www.ieee-infocom.org/2011/).