Master Seminar [MS]

Master Seminar on Selected Topics in Wireless Networking

L.079.08014, Winter 2015/2016


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.

In general, the seminar is focused on two major research areas in wireless networking:

    • Vehicular networks - we are mainly interested in information dissemination techniques and protocol design covering both real-time safety applications as well as large-scale traffic information systems.
    • Sensor networks - we investigate ultra low-power wireless communications as well as robust and scalable data collection and management techniques.

Depending on the specific interest (and the number) of the participants, we organize the seminar either in the classic form, i.e., focusing on a set of research papers outlining some of the most recent findings in the general scope of wireless networking, or in a more hands-on fashion allowing the participants to work on a small project, experimenting with bleeding edge prototypes.

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.

  • 4 ECTS (Seminar: 2 SWS)




  • See slides: PDF

Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, 16-18h (c.t.), F1.406

  • October 21, 2015: Topic assignment and scheduling
  • November 11, 2015: Initial Presentations (all)
  • 2 December, 2015: Intermediate Presentations (all)
  • 27 January, 2016: Final Presentations
    Ingo, Henning, Daniel
  • 3 February, 2016: Final Presentations
    Bernd, Alex
  • 10 February, 2016: Final Presentations
    Hendrik, Andreas

Topics and Reading

  1. Vehicular Cloud
    • Euisin Lee, Eun-Kyu Lee, Mario Gerla and S.Y. Oh, "Vehicular Cloud Networking: Architecture and Design Principles," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52 (2), pp. 148-155, February 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Falko Dressler, Philipp Handle and Christoph Sommer, "Towards a Vehicular Cloud - Using Parked Vehicles as a Temporary Network and Storage Infrastructure," Proceedings of 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2014), ACM International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies for Smart Cities (WiMobCity 2014), Philadelphia, PA, August 2014, pp. 11-18. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
    • Stephan Olariu, Tihomir Hristov and Gongjun Yan, "The Next Paradigm Shift: From Vehicular Networks to Vehicular Clouds," in Mobile Ad Hoc Networking, Wiley, 2013, pp. 645-700. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  2. Smart Cities (Cars)
    • C.T. Barba, M.A. Mateos, P.R. Soto, A.M. Mezher and M.A. Igartua, "Smart city for VANETs using warning messages, traffic statistics and intelligent traffic lights," Proceedings of IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2012), Alcala de Henares, Spain, June 2012, pp. 902-907. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Onur Altintas, Falko Dressler, Florian Hagenauer, Makiko Matsumoto, Miguel Sepulcre and Christoph Sommer, "Making Cars a Main ICT Resource in Smart Cities," Proceedings of 34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015), International Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Informatics (SmartCity 2015), Hong Kong, China, April 2015, pp. 654-659. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
    • Michael Jaekel and Karsten Bronnert, "Smart City-Initiativen in Action – Vernetzte urbane Mobilität," in Die digitale Evolution moderner Großstädte, Springer, 2013, pp. 113-139. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  3. Smart Cities (Meters)
    • Lalitha Sankar, S.R. Rajagopalan, Soheil Mohajer and H.V. Poor, "Smart Meter Privacy: A Theoretical Framework," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 4 (2), pp. 837-846, 2013. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • S. Barker, S. Kalra, D. Irwin and P. Shenoy, "Empirical Characterization, Modeling, and Analysis of Smart Meter Data," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 32 (7), pp. 1312-1327, July 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Sabine Erlinghagen, Bill Lichtensteiger and Jochen Markard, "Smart meter communication standards in Europe - a comparison," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 43, pp. 1249-1262, 2015. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  4. GeoNetworking in vehicular environments
    • Brad Karp and H. T. Kung, "GPSR: Greedy Perimeter Stateless Routing for Wireless Networks," Proceedings of 6th ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2000), Boston, MA, August 2000, pp. 243-254. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Kevin C. Lee, Uichin Lee and Mario Gerla, "TO-GO: TOpology-assist Geo-Opportunistic Routing in Urban Vehicular Grids," Proceedings of 6th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2009), Snowbird, UT, February 2009, pp. 11-18. [BibTeX, Details...]
    • European Telecommunications Standards Institute, "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Vehicular Communications; GeoNetworking; Part 1: Requirements," ETSI, TS, 102 636-1 V1.1.1, March 2010. [BibTeX, Details...]
  5. Clustering in vehicular networks
    • Yohei Kanemaru, Satoshi Matsuura, Masatoshi Kakiuchi, Satoru Noguchi, Atsuo Inomata and Kazutoshi Fujikawa, "Vehicle clustering algorithm for sharing information on traffic congestion," Proceedings of 13th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST 2013), Tampere, Finland, November 2013, pp. 38-43. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Stefan Dietzel, Mihail Balanici and Frank Kargl, "Towards Data-similarity-based Clustering for Inter-vehicle Communication," Proceedings of 5th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2013), Boston, MA, December 2013, pp. 238-241. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Hamid Reza Arkian, Reza Ebrahimi Atani, Atefe Pourkhalili and Saman Kamali, "Cluster-based traffic information generalization in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks," Elsevier Vehicular Communications, vol. 1 (4), pp. 197-207, October 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  6. Multi-stage wake-up transceiver
    • I. Demirkol, C. Ersoy and E. Onur, "Wake-up receivers for wireless sensor networks: benefits and challenges," IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 16 (4), pp. 88-96, August 2009. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • 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...]
    • S. von der Mark, R. Kamp, M. Huber and G. Boeck, "Three stage wakeup scheme for sensor networks," Proceedings of SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Microwave and Optoelectronics, Brasilia, Brazil, July 2005, pp. 205-208. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  7. Forward error correction
    • D.J.C. MacKay, "Fountain codes," IEE Proceedings - Communications, vol. 152 (6), pp. 1062-1068(6), December 2005. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • E. Soijanin, N. Varnica and P. Whiting, "Punctured vs Rateless Codes for Hybrid ARQ," Proceedings of IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2006), Punta del Este, Uruguay, March 2006, pp. 155-159. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Amin Shokrollahi, "Raptor Codes," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 52 (6), pp. 2551-2567, June 2006. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]