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)



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

Topics and Reading

  1. Cellular V2X Communication
    • Alessandro Bazzi, Giammarco Cecchini, Barbara M. Masini and Alberto Zanella, "Study of the Impact of PHY and MAC Parameters in 3GPP C-V2V Mode 4," arXiv, arXiv:1807.10699 [cs.NI], July 2018. [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, Joseph Eichinger and Wen Xu, "Use Cases, Requirements, and Design Considerations for 5G V2X," arXiv, arXiv:1712.01754 [cs.NI], May 2017. [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, Oct 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...]
    • A. Bletsas, Hyundong Shin and M.Z. Win, "Cooperative Communications with Outage-Optimal Opportunistic Relaying," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6 (9), pp. 3450 -3460, Sep. 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. [BibTeX, Details...]
    • ETSI, "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Vehicular Communications; GeoNetworking; Part 1: Requirements," ETSI, TS, 102 636-1 V1.1.1, March 2010. [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...]
  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., Novemeber 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...]
    • B. M. Masini, A. Bazzi and A. 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
    • 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...]
    • J. Oller, I. Demirkol, J. Casademont, J. Paradells, G. U. Gamm and L. 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, 2015. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • J. Oller, I. Demirkol, J. Paradells, J. Casademont and W. Heinzelman, "Time-Knocking: A novel addressing mechanism for wake-up receivers," Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2012), Barcelona, Spain, Oct 2012, pp. 268-275. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  9. Platooning
    • S. Lam and J. 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...]
    • N. Lyamin, Q. Deng and A. Vinel, "Study of the Platooning Fuel Efficiency under ETSI ITS-G5 Communications," Proceedings of IEEE 19th 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. [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 2018 Global LIFI Congress (GLC), Paris, France, February 2018. [BibTeX, Details...]
    • S. Ucar, S. Coleri Ergen and O. 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. [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, Jan 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • Joseph Mitola, "The Software Radio Architecture," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 33 (5), pp. 26-38, May 1995. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
  13. Tactile Internet
    • G. P. Fettweis, "The Tactile Internet: Applications and Challenges," IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, vol. 9 (1), pp. 64-70, March 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]
    • T. Levanen, J. Pirskanen and M. 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), Torino, 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. [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...]