Given the relation of the IKKT matrix model to type IIB string theory it is naturally and often expected that making sense of this might give a way to understand M-theory (whence the title for instance of (Sato 09)).

Matsuo Sato, Covariant formulation of M-theory I, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 24 (2009) 5019 (arXiv:0902.1333)

J.-H. Park, C. Sochichiu, Taking the square root of Nambu-Goto action and obtaining Filippov-Lie algebra gauge theory action, Eur. Phys. J. C 64 (2009) 161 (arXiv:0806.0335)

J. DeBellis, Christian Saemann, Richard Szabo, Quantized Nambu-Poisson manifolds in a 3-Lie algebra reduced model, JHEP 1104 (2011) 075