AuthorsY. Zhang, R. Yu, W. Yao, S. Xie, Y. Xiao and M. Guizani
TitleHome M2M Networks: Architectures, Standards, and QoS Improvement
Afilliation, Communication Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Date PublishedApril

It is envisioned that home networks will shift from the current machine-to-human communications to the machineto-machine (M2M) paradigm with the rapid penetration of embedded devices in home surroundings. In this article, we {fi}rst identify the fundamental challenges in home M2M networks. Then, we present the architecture of home M2M networks that is decomposed into three sub-areas depending on the radio service ranges and potential applications. Finally, we focus on the Quality-of-Service (QoS) management in home M2M networks, considering the increasing number of multimedia devices and growing visual requirements in a home area. Three standards for multimedia sharing and their QoS architectures are outlined. A cross-layer joint admission and rate control design is reported for QoS-aware multimedia sharing. This proposed strategy is aware of the QoS requirement and the resilience of multimedia services. Illustrative results indicate that the joint design is able to intelligently allocate radio bandwidth based on QoS demands in resource-constrained home M2M networks.

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