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Advanced Topics in Mobile Communications (AToMIC)

Summer 2008


Time: Friday, 10:00 to 12:00
Place: SR 0.133, Geismarlandstr. 11
Workload/Credits: 4 SWS, 6 ECTS credits
Module: CS M.inf.607: Seminar Telematik III (Master, Kerninformatik Wahl); Bachelor Students on inquiry
Instructors: Xiaoming Fu, Jun Lei
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  • 2008-01-04: First session will be hold on April 25, 2008 .
  • 2008-23-05: The session is moved to 2008-26-05: Invited Talk from Dr. Jorg Liebeherr .
  • 2008-30-05: The session is cancelled due to the Nossdav Conference. .

Course description

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss some advanced concepts in wireless and mobile networks. The material in the seminar, drawn mainly from the research literature, will be presented in a bottom-up fashion. Challenges and an introduction to basic and fundamental issues (such as Internet principles, mobile networking and wireless networks basis) are presented first, to form the foundation for further discussion. This is followed by discussions of more advanced topics in mobile wireless networks, including performance and cross-layer optimization, disruption and delay tolerant networks, survivable and opportunistic networks, applications such as e-Health and e-Government, and security/privacy issues.

Each participant will be expected to read research papers and contributed to discussions weekly in the first half of the seminar. Then, everyone is requested to pick a topic as part of the presentation series (each for ~40 minutes, plus ~20 minutes discussions) and write an essay (12~15 pages) based on the assigned papers. The objective of the seminar is to help students build on their networking knowledge and keep them up to date with the new technologies in the ever changing and dynamic world of wireless networking and mobile communications.


Time: Friday, 10:00-12:00
Place: SR 0.133, Geismarlandstr. 11
Credits: 6 ECTS
Workload (SWS): 180 (2 SWS)
Module: CS M.inf.607: Seminar Telematik III (Master, Kerninformatik Wahl); Bachelor Students on inquiry
Instructors: Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu, M.Sc. Jun Lei

Detailed Schedule

  • Weekly sessions: discussions and/or presentations.
  • Several invited talks are currently planned, potential topics include future challenges on Internet computing, pocket/sensor networking, location based systems, etc.
  • Initial Plan:
    • Introduction: 25.04.2008
    • Discussions on Host mobility: 02.05.2008 + 09.05.2008
    • Discussions on Network mobility: 16.05.2008
    • Discussions on Multihoming: 23.05.2008 + 30.05.2008
    • Discussions on Routing protocols + Scalability: 06.06.2008
    • Discussions on Mobility/wireless modeling, Wireless MAC: 13.06.2008
    • Discussions on Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) or opportunistic nets: 20.06.2008
    • Discussions on Security, Privacy, DoS: 27.06.2008
    • Discussions on 1.Network coding: 04.07.08 + 11.07.08
    • Final Presentation: 18.07.2008

    Schedule for presentations

    (note: each presentation MUST be kept within 30~40 minutes, followed by  10~20 minutes for questions and discussions):

    • All talks must be based on recent publications from renowned sources, e.g., MOBICOM, MOBISYS, SIGCOMM, MOBIHOC, INFOCOM, PERCOM, UBICOMP, WCNC, ICC, GLOBECOM; TNET, TPDS, TWC, TMC, S&P, CCS, MIDDLEWARE, WCW, WWW...


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