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Advanced Topics in Computer Networking

Winter 2008/2009


Time: Thursday, 14.30 - 16.00
Place: IfI 3.101
Workload/Credits: 6 ECTS credits
Module: M.inf.607 Seminar Telematik III
Instructors: Xiaoming Fu, Fang-Chun Kuo
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Course Overview

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss some advanced concepts in wireless 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, and wireless networks basis) are presented first, to form the foundation for further discussion. This is followed by discussions of more advanced topics in wireless networks, location identification, and network virtualization. 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.

Requirement of Engagement

  • Each participant is required to read the selected paper before the seminar and prepare the review of the paper, which should include the following parts:
    • Summary of the paper
    • pros and cons of the paper (your conclusion)

    NOTE!! Every participant should provide the paper review BEFORE the seminar. => Download the form

  • During the seminar, one is chosen for giving the overview of the paper. And the list of pros and cons is discussed by all the participant.
  • In the end of the semester, everyone is requested to pick a paper and prepare:
    • presentation (each for ~20 minutes, plus ~10 minutes discussions)
    • essay (12~15 pages)


  • 16.10.2008: No session
  • 23.10.2008: Session 0 - Introduction
  • 30.10.2008: Session 1
  • 06.11.2008: Session 2
  • 13.11.2008: Session 3
  • 20.11.2008: Session 4
  • 27.11.2008: Session 5
  • 04.12.2008: Session 6
  • 11.12.2008: Session 7
  • 18.12.2008: Session 8
  • 25.12.2008: National Holiday
  • 01.01.2009: National Holiday
  • 08.01.2009: Session 9, submission of slides for final presentation
  • 15.01.2009: Final presentation I: Niklas Neumann, Florian Tegeler, Ralf Lubben, Daniela Skrowny, Swen Weiland
  • 19.01.2009: Final presentation II: Karoline Buckow, Truong Van Chi Cong, Linda Gusky, Fabian Meyer, Mayutan Arumaithurai
  • 23.01.2009: 10:15-12:00, Invited talk - Innovative Security Mechanisms for Distributed Systems
  • 29.01.2009: No session

Reading List

Paper List for Final Presentation/Report

Resource Collections