This page lists various initiatives related to the use of XMPP in the "Internet of Things" (e.g., smart grid applications). These topics are discussed on the email@example.com email list.
The OpenADR Alliance is considering XMPP as one transport method for demand/response payloads in version 2.0 of its standards. Visit http://www.openadr.org/ for more information.
The IEEE is working to define a "Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors, Actuators, and Devices - eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) for Networked Device Communication". More information at http://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/1451.1.4.html
Network Test Automation Forum
Perhaps related to the Internet of Things and network management is work by the Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF). Visit http://www.ntaforum.org/ for more information.
Internet Protocols for the Smart Grid
RFC 6272, "Internet Protocols for the Smart Grid", includes a section on XMPP. This can be a helpful reference document when discussing the use of XMPP in the Internet of Things.