Master Seminar [MS]

Master Seminar on Selected Topics in Wireless Networking

L.079.08014, Summer 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 (we start on April 20!)

  • 20 April 2016: Topic assignment and scheduling
  • 18 May 2016: Initial talk
  • 1 + 8 June 2016: Intermediate talk
  • 19 + 20 July 2016: Final Presentations

Topics and Reading

  1. Diversity Combining and Cooperative Relaying
    • S.M. Alamouti, "A Simple Transmit Diversity Technique for Wireless Communications," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 16 (8), pp. 1451–1458, October 1998. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • J.N. Laneman, D.N.C. Tse and G.W. Wornell, "Cooperative Diversity in Wireless Networks: Efficient Protocols and Outage Behavior," IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 50 (12), pp. 3062–3080, December 2004. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Aggelos Bletsas, Hyundong Shin and Moe Z. Win, "Cooperative Communications with Outage-Optimal Opportunistic Relaying," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6 (9), pp. 3450 –3460, September 2007. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  2. Smart Cities
    • Andrea Caragliu, Chiara Del Bo and Peter Nijkamp, "Smart Cities in Europe," Routledge Journal of Urban Technology, vol. 18 (2), pp. 65–82, August 2011. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Paolo Neirotti, Alberto De Marco, Anna Corinna Cagliano, Giulio Mangano and Francesco Scorrano, "Current trends in Smart City initiatives: Some stylised facts," Cities, vol. 38, pp. 25–36, June 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Leandros A. Maglaras, Ali H. Al-Bayatti, Ying He, Isabel Wagner and Helge Janicke, "Social Internet of Vehicles for Smart Cities," Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, vol. 5 (1), pp. 3, February 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  3. Smart Meters
    • Lalitha Sankar, S.R. Rajagopalan, Soheil Mohajer and H.V. Poor, "Smart Meter Privacy: A Theoretical Framework," Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on, 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...]
    • Clayson Celes, Reinaldo B. Braga, Carina T. De Oliveira, Rossana M.C. Andrade and Antonio A.F. Loureiro, "GeoSPIN: An Approach for Geocast Routing Based on SPatial INformation in VANETs," Proceedings of 78th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC2013-Fall), Las Vegas, NV, September 2013. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • ETSI, "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Vehicular Communications; GeoNetworking; Part 4: Geographical addressing and forwarding for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communications; Sub-part 2: Media-dependent functionalities for ITS-G5," ETSI, TS, 102 636-4-2 V1.1.1, October 2013. [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. Tactile Internet
    • Gerhard P. Fettweis, "The Tactile Internet: Applications and Challenges," IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 9 (1), pp. 64–70, March 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Toni Levanen, Juho Pirskanen and Mikko Valkama, "Radio interface design for ultra-low latency millimeter-wave communications in 5G Era," Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2014), Austin, TX, December 2014, pp. 1420–1426. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Stefania Santini, Alessandro Salvi, Antonio Saverio Valente, Antonio Pescapè, Michele Segata and Renato Lo Cigno, "A Consensus-based Approach for Platooning with Inter-Vehicular Communications," Proceedings of 34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015), Hong Kong, China, April 2015, pp. 1158–1166. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  7. Multi-stage wake-up transceiver
    • Ilker Demirkol, Cem Ersoy and Ertan 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...]
    • Joaquim Oller, Ilker Demirkol, Jordi Casademont, Josep Paradells, Gerd Ulrich Gamm and Leonhard Reindl, "Has Time Come to Switch From Duty-Cycled MAC Protocols to Wake-Up Radio for Wireless Sensor Networks?," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24 (2), pp. 674-687, April 2015. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Joaquim Oller, Ilker Demirkol, Josep Paradells, Jordi Casademont and Wendi Heinzelman, "Time-Knocking: A novel addressing mechanism for wake-up receivers," Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2012), Barcelona, Spain, October 2012, pp. 268–275. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  8. Visible Light Communication
    • Cen B. Liu, Bahareh Sadeghi and Edward W. Knightly, "Enabling Vehicular Visible Light Communication (V2LC) Networks," Proceedings of 8th ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Internetworking (VANET 2011), Las Vegas, NV, September 2011, pp. 41–50. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Boris Tomas, Hsin-Mu Tsai and Mate Boban, "Simulating Vehicular Visible Light Communication: Physical Radio and MAC Modeling," Proceedings of 6th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2014), Paderborn, Germany, December 2014, pp. 222–225. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • H. Burchardt, N. Serafimovski, D. Tsonev, S. Videv and Harald Haas, "VLC: Beyond point-to-point communication," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52 (7), pp. 98–105, July 2014. [BibTeX, Details...]
  9. Multi-Radio and Multi-Channel Wireless Networks
    • Wei Cheng, Xiuzhen Cheng, T. Znati, Xicheng Lu and Zexin Lu, "The Complexity of Channel Scheduling in Multi-Radio Multi-Channel Wireless Networks," Proceedings of 28th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2009), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 2009, pp. 1512 –1520. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Jorge Crichigno, Min-You Wu and Wei Shu, "Protocols and architectures for channel assignment in wireless mesh networks," Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 6 (7), pp. 1051–1077, 2008. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  10. Intersection Collision Avoidance using Vehicular Networks
    • L. Le, A. Festag, R. Baldessari and W. Zhang, "Vehicular Wireless Short-Range Communication for Improving Intersection Safety," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 47 (11), pp. 104–110, November 2009. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • M.R. Hafner, D. Cunningham, L. Caminiti and D. Del Vecchio, "Cooperative Collision Avoidance at Intersections: Algorithms and Experiments," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 14 (3), pp. 1162–1175, September 2013. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  11. Metrics for Intersection Collision Avoidance using Vehicular Networks
  12. Device to Device Communication in Cellular Networks
    • Lei Lei, Zhangdui Zhong, Chuang Lin and Xuemin Shen, "Operator Controlled Device-to-Device Communications in LTE-Advanced Networks," IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 19 (3), pp. 96–104, June 2012. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Xingqin Lin, Jeffrey G. Andrews, Amitabha Ghosh and Rapeepat Ratasuk, "An Overview of 3GPP Device-to-Device Proximity Services," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 52 (4), pp. 40–48, April 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  13. Platooning in Vehicular Networks
    • P. Fernandes and U. Nunes, "Platooning With IVC-Enabled Autonomous Vehicles: Strategies to Mitigate Communication Delays, Improve Safety and Traffic Flow," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 13 (1), pp. 91–106, March 2012. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Bart van Arem, Cornelie J. G. van Driel and Ruben Visser, "The Impact of Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control on Traffic-Flow Characteristics," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 7 (4), pp. 429–436, December 2006. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  14. Software Defined Radio Architectures
    • George Sklivanitis, Adam Gannon, Stella N. Batalama and Dimitris A. Pados, "Addressing Next-Generation Wireless Challenges with Commercial Software-Defined Radio Platforms," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54 (1), pp. 59–67, January 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Joseph Mitola, "The Software Radio Architecture," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 33 (5), pp. 26–38, May 1995. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]