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The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in collaboration with the U.S. Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) will host an international conference May 7 on the current status and trends of protocols and standards for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions.
The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 118 of the Technology Square Research Building on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. This is the third such event under the auspices of the M2M Standardization Task Force, a forum from the Global Standards Collaboration of the United Nations' International Telecommunication Union.
IoT – using the Internet to monitor, track, control, and interconnect everyday objects – is receiving widespread attention worldwide, moving from technical discussions among scientists and experts to mainstream talk and business strategy. The Economist along with other publications recently dubbed 2013 as "the year of the Internet-of-Things."
The conference will explore a broad array of M2M and IoT standardization paths, including those within the open source community. Speakers include Marco Carugi and Jun Seob Lee of the International Telecommunication Union, Joachim Koss of OneM2M, William Webb of Weightless SIG, Steve Liang of Open Geospatial Consortium, Michael Koster of the Open Source Internet-of-Things Silicon Valley, Mike Milinkovich of Eclipse, Laurent Liscia of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), Xavier Vilajosana of the OpenWSN project at the University of California-Berkeley and Jeffrey O. Smith of Numerex, the conference's sponsor.
"Georgia Tech is one of the world's top research institutions in a wide variety of IoT enabling technologies," said Bob McGrath, director of GTRI and vice president at the Georgia Institute of Technology. "It is fitting and timely that we host such an important international event. We are pleased to be associated with quality organizations that are at the forefront of IoT standards, and we are looking forward to furthering our collaboration with them."
The free conference has limited participation and is aimed at individuals directly or indirectly involved in IoT and M2M-related standards, industry professionals contemplating the use of IoT/M2M technologies, businesses and regulators, media representatives, professors, researchers and students who want to keep up with recent technological developments.
About Georgia Tech and GTRI
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, the Institute enrolls 21,000 students within its six colleges. Georgia Tech is the nation's leading producer of engineers as well as a leading producer of female and minority engineering Ph.D. graduates. Holding more than 780 patents and receiving approximately $570 million in sponsored awards, Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top ten universities (without a medical school) in research expenditures. Visit www.gatech.edu for more information. Related to the Internet-of-Things, Georgia Tech's Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering is the largest and number-one ranked academic program of its kind in the nation.
GTRI is Georgia Tech's nonprofit applied research arm. It employs more than 1,600 people, and last fiscal year secured more than $300 million in research contracts with more than 200 clients in industry and government. GTRI has been a trusted government and industry partner since 1934. For more information on GTRI please visit www.gtri.gatech.edu.