Master Seminar [MS]

Master Seminar on Selected Topics in Wireless Networking

L.079.08009, Summer 2019


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

  • April 10, 2019: Topic assignment and scheduling
  • May 8 + 9, 2019: Inital talk
  • June 5 + 12, 2019: Intermediate talk
  • July 10 + 11, 2019: Final talk
  • July 12, 2019 at 23:59: Seminar thesis submission deadline


Many thanks for the critical and helpful evaluation!

Topics and Reading

  1. Cellular V2X Communication
    • Alessandro Bazzi, Giammarco Cecchini, Alberto Zanella and Barbara M. Masini, "Study of the Impact of PHY and MAC Parameters in 3GPP C-V2V Mode 4," IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 71685–71698, May 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Shanzhi Chen, Jinling Hu, Yan Shi, Ying Peng, Jiayi Fang, Rui Zhao and Li Zhao, "Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Services Supported by LTE-based Systems and 5G," IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, vol. 1 (2), pp. 70–76, July 2017. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Mate Boban, Apostolos Kousaridas, Konstantinos Manolakis, Josef Eichinger and Wen Xu, "Connected Roads of the Future: Use Cases, Requirements, and Design Considerations for Vehicle-to-Everything Communications," IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 13 (3), pp. 110–123, September 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  2. 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...]
  3. 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...]
    • Claudia Campolo, Antonella Molinaro, Giuseppe Araniti and Antoine Berthet, "Better Platooning Control Toward Autonomous Driving: An LTE Device-to-Device Communications Strategy That Meets Ultralow Latency Requirements," IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 12 (1), pp. 30–38, March 2017. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  4. 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...]
  5. Fountain Codes and 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...]
  6. 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...]
    • 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. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  7. Medium Access in Directional Wireless Communication
    • Hong-Ning Dai, Kam-Wing Ng and Min-You Wu, "A Busy-Tone Based MAC Scheme for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Using Directional Antennas," Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2007), Washington, D.C., November 2007, pp. 4969–4973. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Gentian Jakllari, Joannis Broustis, Thanasis Korakis, Srikanth V. Krishnamurthy and Leandros Tassiulas, "Handling Asymmetry in Gain in Directional Antenna Equipped Ad Hoc Networks," Proceedings of 16th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2005), Berlin, Germany, September 2005, pp. 1284–1288. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Barbara M. Masini, Alessandro Bazzi and Alberto Zanella, "Vehicular Visible Light Networks with Full Duplex Communications," Proceedings of 5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (MT-ITS 2017), Naples, Italy, June 2017, pp. 98–103. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  8. Multi-Stage Wake-Up Receiver
    • 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...]
  9. Platooning
    • Stanley Lam and Jayantha Katupitiya, "Cooperative Autonomous Platoon Maneuvers on Highways," Proceedings of IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2013), Wollogong, Australia, July 2013, pp. 1152–1157. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Nikita Lyamin, Qichen Deng and Alexey Vinel, "Study of the Platooning Fuel Efficiency under ETSI ITS-G5 Communications," Proceedings of 19th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC 2016), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 2016, pp. 551–556. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Vladimir Vukadinovic, Krzysztof Bakowski, Patrick Marsch, Ian Dexter Garcia, Hua Xu, Michal Sybis, Pawel Sroka, Krzysztof Wesolowski, David Lister and Ilaria Thibault, "3GPP C-V2X and IEEE 802.11p for Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications in highway platooning scenarios," Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 74 (7), pp. 17–29, May 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  10. Platooning with Visible Light Communication
    • Bastien Béchadergue, Luc Chassagne and Hongyu Guan, "Suitability of visible light communication for platooning applications: An experimental study," Proceedings of IEEE Global LIFI Congress (GLC 2018), Paris, France, February 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Seyhan Ucar, Sinem Coleri Ergen and Oznur Ozkasap, "IEEE 802.11p and Visible Light Hybrid Communication based Secure Autonomous Platoon," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 67 (9), pp. 8667–8681, September 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Susumu Ishihara, Reuben Vincent Rabsatt and Mario Gerla, "Improving Reliability of Platooning Control Messages Using Radio and Visible Light Hybrid Communication," Proceedings of 7th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2015), Kyoto, Japan, December 2015, pp. 96–103. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  11. Real-time Wireless Communication
    • 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...]
    • 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...]
  12. 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...]
    • Alexander M. Wyglinski, Don P. Orofino, Matthew N. Ettus and Thomas W. Rondeau, "Revolutionizing software defined radio: case studies in hardware, software, and education," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54 (1), pp. 68–75, January 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  13. 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 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...]
  14. Vehicular Visible Light Communication
    • Wen-Hsuan Shen and Hsin-Mu Tsai, "Testing Vehicle-to-Vehicle Visible Light Communications in Real-World Driving Scenarios," Proceedings of 9th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2017), Turin, Italy, November 2017, pp. 187–194. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Pengfei Luo, Zabih Ghassemlooy, Hoa Le Minh, Edward Bentley, Andrew Burton and Xuan Tang, "Performance analysis of a car-to-car visible light communication system," Applied Optics, vol. 54 (7), pp. 1696–1706, March 2015. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • 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...]
  15. Molecular Communication
    • Ian F. Akyildiz, M. Pierobon, S. Balasubramaniam and Y. Koucheryavy, "The Internet of Bio-Nano Things," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 53 (3), pp. 32–40, March 2015. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Deniz Kilinc and Ozgur B. Akan, "Receiver Design for Molecular Communication," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 31 (12), pp. 705–714, December 2013. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Adam Noel, Cheung Karen C. and Robert Schober, "Improving Receiver Performance of Diffusive Molecular Communication With Enzymes," IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 13 (1), pp. 31–43, March 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  16. Mobile Edge Computing
    • Mahadev Satyanarayanan, "The Emergence of Edge Computing," IEEE Computer Society, vol. 50 (1), pp. 10, January 2017. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Changsheng You, Kaibin Huang, Hyukjin Chae and Byoung-Hoon Kim, "Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation for Mobile-Edge Computation Offloading," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16 (3), pp. 15, March 2017. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Xu Chen, Lei Jiao, Wenzhong Li and Xiaoming Fu, "Efficient Multi-User Computation Offloading for Mobile-Edge Cloud Computing," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON), vol. 24 (5), pp. 2795–2808, October 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]