Towards standard M2M APIs for cloud-based telco service platforms
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication technologies is emerging as one of the major trends shaping the development of services in the Future Internet sector. Additionally, cloud computing technologies have been utilized in building large-scale M2M systems, as they could potentially offer more advance solutions for managing data monitoring and service elasticity to support the needs of different consumers. Today, service providers are building a new eco-system with partner vendors to offer new innovative services for Smart Cities. From the users/applications perspective, three concepts aim to deliver Smart service: M2M communication, ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence. In this paper we identify the requirements for centric service enablers to support the development of desired Smart Cities systems. Also the paper reviews the ongoing work in standardization organizations in this field. Providing standard interfaces to M2M platforms in a network independent way will allow applications deployment by 3rd party developers across variety of end user devices.