Application-derived communication protocol selection in M2M platforms for smart cities
Linking the communication and the information technology infrastructures forms the new Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication trend. We aim to exploit available standard protocols to support smart cities applications. In this paper, we report the work of implementing and evaluating the performance of using request/response protocols for M2M communications. The paper also introduces a mechanism to select the proper communication technology based on the exchanging M2M traffic pattern from sensors/devices and gateways to an M2M server platform.