Master Seminar on Selected Topics in Sensor Networks

Sommer 2012


This seminar is being offered as part of the "Master Seminar" series, each issue of which treats current topics in the context of active research domains.

Learning Outcome

In the course of the seminar, attendants will refine their skills of quickly familiarizing themselves with new material, extracting relevant details, and presenting their results orally as well as in writing.

Course details

This master course will be held in English and all the course material is available in English.

  • Seminar, 2 SWS, 5 ECTS




Participants are expected to give a 25 minutes talk, followed by 5 minutes of discussion, about their thesis topic. It will be graded for content, presentation, and interaction with the audience. All slides (PDF and source code) used for the talk need to be turned in beforehand. Please take the chance of having your advisor review your slide set, at least one week before giving your talk.

The seminar thesis (PDF and source code) may be turned in up to one week after the talk. Please download and use the CCS thesis LaTeX template. The thesis will be graded for correctness, completeness, and conciseness of both text body and references given, as well as clarity and illustrations. Plagiarism (self or otherwise, however slightly) will result in a failing grade. A rough guideline for page count and number of references are twenty pages of text using ten references. However, the number of pages required for a concise yet complete treatment of all subject matter is highly dependent on your topic.

Seminar Schedule (LV 703942)

  • Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45, 3W04
  • March 6, 2012: Topic assignment and scheduling
  • May 15, 2012
    • Mario: Key management in sensor networks
      • Laurent Eschenauer and Virgil D. Gligor, "A Key-Management Scheme for Distributed Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 9th ACM Conference on Computer and Communication Security (CCS 2002), Washington, DC, November 2002, pp. 41-47. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Haowen Chan, Adrian Perrig and Dawn Song, "Random Key Predistribution Schemes for Sensor Networks," Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, Oakland, CA, May 2003, pp. 197-213. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • W. Du, J. Deng, Y. S. Han, S. Chen and Pramod Varshney, "A Key Management Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Deployment Knowledge," Proceedings of 23rd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2004), Hong Kong, China, March 2004, pp. 586-597. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Patrick Traynor, Heesook Choi, Guohong Cao, Sencun Zhu and Tom La Porta, "Establishing Pair-Wise Keys in Heterogeneous Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 25th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2006), Barcelona, Spain, April 2006, pp. 1-12. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Srdjan \vCapkun, Levente Buttyán and Jean-Pierre Hubaux, "Self-Organized Public-Key Management for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 2 (1), pp. 52-64, January 2003. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Stefan: Real-time wireless communication
      • Feng Chen, Reinhard German and Falko Dressler, "Towards IEEE 802.15.4e: A Study of Performance Aspects," Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2010), 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing (IQ2S 2010), Mannheim, Germany, March 2010, pp. 68-73. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
      • Feng Chen, Reinhard German and Falko Dressler, "QoS-oriented Integrated Network Planning for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 6th IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON 2009), Poster Session, Rome, Italy, June 2009, pp. 1-3. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
      • Anna N. Kim, Fredrik Hekland, Stig Petersen and Paula Doyle, "When HART goes wireless: Understanding and implementing the WirelessHART standard.," Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2008), Hamburg, Germany, September 2008, pp. 899-907. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Jianping Song, Song Han, Al Mok, Deji Chen, Mike Lucas, Mark Nixon and Wally Pratt, "WirelessHART: Applying Wireless Technology in Real-Time Industrial Process Control," Proceedings of 14th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2008), April 2008, pp. 377-386. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Florian: Low energy MAC
      • Lei Tang, Yanjun Sun, O. Gurewitz and D.B. Johnson, "PW-MAC: An energy-efficient predictive-wakeup MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks," Proceedings of 30th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2011), Shanghai, China, April 2011, pp. 1305-1313. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Gang Lu, Narayanan Sadagopan, Bhaskar Krishnamachari and Ashish Goel, "Delay Efficient Sleep Scheduling in Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 24th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2005), Miami, FL, March 2005, pp. 2470-2481. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Wei Ye, John Heidemann and Deborah Estrin, "An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 21st IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2002), New York, NY, June 2002, pp. 1567-1576. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  • June 5, 2012
    • Dominik: Lifetime assessment
      • Isabel Dietrich and Falko Dressler, "On the Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks," ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, vol. 5 (1), pp. 1-39, February 2009. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
      • Douglas M. Blough and Paolo Santi, "Investigating upper bounds on network lifetime extension for cell-based energy conservation techniques in stationary ad hoc networks," Proceedings of 8th ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2002), Atlanta, GA, September 2002, pp. 183-192. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Olaf Landsiedel, Klaus Wehrle and Stefan Götz, "Accurate Prediction of Power Consumption in Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 2nd IEEE Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors (EmNetS-II), Sydney, Australia, May 2005, pp. 37-44. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Basti: Cooperative relaying
      • H. S. Lichte, S. Valentin, H. Karl, I. Aad, L. Loyola and J. Widmer, "Design and Evaluation of a Routing-Informed Cooperative MAC Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks," Proceedings of 27th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2008), Phoenix, AZ, April 2008, pp. 1858-1866. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Hermann S. Lichte, Hannes Frey and Holger Karl, "Fading-resistant low-latency broadcasts in wireless multihop networks: the probabilistic cooperation diversity approach," Proceedings of 11th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2010), Chigaco, IL, September 2010, pp. 101-110. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Stefan Valentin, Hermann S. Lichte, Holger Karl, Imad Aad, Luis Loyola and Joerg Widmer, "Opportunistic relaying vs. selective cooperation: analyzing the occurrence-conditioned outage capacity," Proceedings of 11th ACM International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2008), Vancouver, Canada, October 2008, pp. 193-202. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Andreas: Data stream management
      • Falko Dressler, Rüdiger Kapitza, Michael Daum, Moritz Strübe, Wolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, Reinhard German and Klaus Meyer-Wegener, "Query Processing and System-Level Support for Runtime-Adaptive Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 16. GI/ITG Fachtagung Kommunikation in Verteilten Systemen (KiVS 2009), Kassel, Germany, March 2009, pp. 55-66. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
      • Niko Pollner, Michael Daum, Falko Dressler and Klaus Meyer-Wegener, "An Overlay Network for Integration of WSNs in Federated Stream-Processing Environments," Proceedings of 10th IFIP/IEEE Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net 2011), Favignana Island, Sicily, Italy, June 2011, pp. 157-164. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
      • Anthony D. Wood, Leo Selavo and John A. Stankovic, "SenQ: An Embedded Query System for Streaming Data in Heterogeneous Interactive Wireless Sensor Networks," Proceedings of 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2008), Santorini Island, Greece, June 2008, pp. 531-543. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
      • Samuel R. Madden, Michael J. Franklin, Joseph M. Hellerstein and Wei Hong, "TinyDB: An Acquisitional Query Processing System for Sensor Networks," ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), vol. 30 (1), pp. 122-173, March 2005. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]


Many thanks for the critical and helpful evaluation!