MWN2: DACS Geert Heijenk Hans van den Berg Topics Schedule
Topics assigned: The topics for the research project, and for leading the discussion sessions have been assigned (see topics).
Topic selection and final registration: Explicit registration for M&WN2 is required. Please send an email to geert.heijenk [at] utwente.nl latest Tuesday the 19th of April 2016, to register for the course. In that email, indicate your preferred topics (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) for your research project. You will be notified shortly after that date which topic has been assigned to you.
First (obligatory) lecture: Tuesday 19/4, 8/9, location HB 2D, the first, introductory lecture will be given for the course. Attendance is obligatory.
2016 website up: This website for Mobile & Wireless Networking 2 for the year 2016 is up and running.
Explicit registration for M&WN2 is required. Please send an email to geert.heijenk [at] utwente.nl latest Tuesday the 19th of April 2016, to register for the course. In that email, indicate your preferred topics (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) for your research project. You will be notified shortly after that date which topic has been assigned to you.
» Please note that it is required that you have followed the course Mobile & Wireless Networking 1 (192620010)
The goal of this course is for the students to deepen the knowledge obtained in the course Mobile & Wireless Networking (MWN 1) (192620010), by studying selected articles, and by carrying out and presenting a small research project on a specific topic.
Whereas MWN 1 addresses concepts and techniques for wireless and mobile networks in general, MWN 2 will focus on wireless ad-hoc networks. Ad-hoc networking facilitates communication between a (potentially very large) group of devices without the need for a fixed, wired infrastructure. Potential application field of the techniques discussed in MWN2 are vehicular networks and sensor networks. This course will address the main concepts for wireless ad-hoc networks, the main new problems in the design of such networks, and techniques proposed to deal with those problems. Topics that will be discussed in the course include ad-hoc routing, geocasting, flooding, medium access control, quality of service, energy efficiency, and network coding.
MWN 2 will focus on important challenges and proposed solutions for systems that are currently under research. Basic analysis techniques will be used to compare design alternatives w.r.t. throughput, delay, scalability, energy efficiency, and spectrum utilization.
It is required that you have followed the course Mobile & Wireless Networking 1 (192620010)
The course consists of two main components (see figure):
During the first weeks of the course, 8 articles on 8 different topics related to ad-hoc networking have to be studied. Next to an introductory meeting, 3 meetings will be held during these weeks. Before each meeting, 2 or 3 artciles have to be studied. These articles will be discussed during the meeting. All students are expected to actively participate in the discussion by raising questions and making observations. Also, a (homemade) summary of each of the 2 or 3 articles (per article max. 250 words + 1 figure / 1 A4, no text copying!) can be handed in on that occasion. At the end of this period, a written examination will be given where these summaries (and no other material) may be used.
During the course, each student carries out a small research project. One of the 8 topics is selected by a student (coordinated by the lecturer). Usually, the paper already given for this topic introduces a certain architecture, a protocol, or an algorithm. During the research definition phase, the student will do a literature search for alternative approaches to the problem. Further, the student will have to define a small investigation, in which two (or more) alternatives are compared w.r.t. one or more performance measures such as throughput, delay, scalability, energy efficiency, or spectrum utilization. The comparison can for instance be performed using a simple analytical model, or some simulation model. Based on this prestudy, the student will define a research proposal. The written research proposal will be handed in and presented at the end of the research definition phase. The lecturers and other participants in the course will give feedback to the proposal. From that moment on, the actual reseach will take place. Intermediate results and problems can be discussed during the weekly meetings with one of the supervisors. Finally, the research results are presented in a research presentation.
Two grades will be obtained; one for the research (including presentation), and one for the examination (study of articles). If one of the two grades is below 5.5, the lowest grade will be the final grade. Otherwise, the final grade will be determined as follows:
A good starting point (besides regular search engines) for finding articles on your topic is:
Please note that you need a subscription to IEEE to download some of the papers. Since the University of Twente has an institutional subscription, these papers can be downloaded if your computer is within the UT network.
The duration of the presentation should be approximately 20 minutes. The presentations should be in English. Tips for giving a good presentation can be found in: