(established by TSAG
in January 2012)
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is considered to be a key enabler of applications and services across a broad range of vertical markets (e.g., health-care, logistics, transport, utilities, etc.). A common M2M service layer, agreed at the global level involving stakeholders from the M2M and vertical market communities, would provide a cost-efficient platform, which can be easily deployed in hardware and software, in a multi-vendor environment, and across sectors.
The Focus Group on the M2M service layer (FG M2M) will study activities currently undertaken by various standards developing organizations in the field of M2M service layer specifications to identify key requirements for a common M2M service layer.
FG M2M will identify a minimum set of common requirements of vertical markets, focusing initially on the health-care market and application programming interfaces (APIs) and protocols supporting e-health applications and services, and draft technical reports in these areas. Collaboration
FG M2M will work in close collaboration with all ITU-T Study Groups, especially SG11, SG13 and SG16 (in particular with JCA-IoT and IoT-GSI) through collocated meetings, for instance on the coordination of respective work programmes and on the coordination of seminars and workshops.
Collaboration with relevant SDOs, government/industry forums and consortia, companies, academic institutions, research institutions and subject matter experts is critical to the success of the Focus Group. Please contact us at tsbfgM2M@itu.int
for additional information.Parent group
: ITU-T Study Group 11 Also see
: FG M2M - Terms of Reference