Master Seminar [MS]

Master Seminar on Selected Topics in Wireless Networking

L.079.08014, Winter 2017/2018


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 11, 2017: Topic assignment and scheduling
  • November 2, 2017: Inital talk
  • December 14+15, 2017: Intermediate talk
  • January 17+24, 2018: Final talk
  • February 2, 2018: Seminar thesis


Many thanks for the critical and helpful evaluation!

Topics and Reading

  1. Diversity Combining and Cooperative Relaying (Falko)
    • 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. Clustering in Vehicular Networks (Falko)
    • 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...]
  3. Tactile Internet (Falko)
    • 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 Telecommunications 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...]
  4. Multi-Stage Wake-Up Receiver (Falko)
    • 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...]
  5. Fountain Codes and Forward Error Correction (Falko)
    • 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...]
  6. Visible Light Communication (Falko)
    • 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...]
  7. Multi-Radio and Multi-Channel Wireless Networks (Christoph)
    • 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...]
  8. Device to Device Communication in Cellular Networks (Christoph)
    • 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...]
  9. Platooning in Vehicular Networks (Christoph)
    • 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...]
  10. Software Defined Radio Architectures (Falko)
    • 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...]
  11. Virtual Traffic Lights (Christoph)
    • Michel Ferreira, Ricardo Fernandes, Hugo Conceição, Wantanee Viriyasitavat and Ozan K. Tonguz, "Self-organized Traffic Control," Proceedings of 7th ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Internetworking (VANET 2010), Chicago, IL, September 2010, pp. 85–90. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • V. Gradinescu, C. Gorgorin, R. Diaconescu, V. Cristea and L. Iftode, "Adaptive Traffic Lights Using Car-to-Car Communication," Proceedings of 65th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2007-Spring), Dublin, Ireland, April 2007, pp. 21–25. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • K. Pandit, D. Ghosal, H.M. Zhang and Chen-Nee Chuah, "Adaptive Traffic Signal Control With Vehicular Ad hoc Networks," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 62 (4), pp. 1459–1471, May 2013. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  12. Intersection Collision Avoidance (Christoph)
    • 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...]
  13. Wireless protection of Vulnerable Road Users (Christoph)
    • J. J. Anaya, P. Merdrignac, O. Shagdar, F. Nashashibi and J. E. Naranjo, "Vehicle to pedestrian communications for protection of vulnerable road users," Proceedings of IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2014), Dearborn, MI, June 2014, pp. 1037–1042. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • P. Merdrignac, O. Shagdar and F. Nashashibi, "Fusion of Perception and V2P Communication Systems for the Safety of Vulnerable Road Users," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 18 (7), pp. 1740–1751, July 2017. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • José Santa, Pedro J. Fernández and Miguel A. Zamora, "Cooperative ITS for Two-Wheel Vehicles to Improve Safety on Roads," Proceedings of 8th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2016), Columbus, OH, December 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  14. Simulation of Vehicular Networks (Christoph)
    • Björn Schünemann, "V2X Simulation Runtime Infrastructure VSimRTI: An Assessment Tool to Design Smart Traffic Management Systems," Elsevier Computer Networks, vol. 55 (14), pp. 3189–3198, October 2011. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Michele Rondinone, Julen Maneros, Daniel Krajzewicz, Ramon Bauza, Pasquale Cataldi, Fatma Hrizi, Javier Gozalvez, Vineet Kumar, Matthias Röckl, Lan Lin, Oscar Lazaro, Jérémie Leguay, Jérôme Härri, Sendoa Vaz, Yoann Lopez, Miguel Sepulcre, Michelle Wetterwald, Robbin Blokpoel and Fabio Cartolano, "iTETRIS: A Modular Simulation Platform for the Large Scale Evaluation of Cooperative ITS Applications," Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, vol. 34, pp. 99–125, May 2013. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Christoph Sommer, Jérôme Härri, Fatma Hrizi, Björn Schünemann and Falko Dressler, "Simulation Tools and Techniques for Vehicular Communications and Applications," in Vehicular ad hoc Networks - Standards, Solutions, and Research, Claudia Campolo, Antonella Molinaro and Riccardo Scopigno (Eds.), Springer, 2015, pp. 365–392. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]