Advanced Topics in Wireless Networking


  Introduction to and Wireless Sensor Network and Vehicular Ad-hoc Network and their applications    

            –Know what is Sensor Network
            –Familiarize with the typical research cycle
            –Know how to write and present your work in English

Wireless sensor network
•Vehicular Ad-hoc Network

Text Book

•No textbook
•Reading List

10/17 This class will begin at 3 p.m.  
11/7 This class will begin at 1:30 p.m.  
•Paper review and presentation (40%)
•Survey paper (20%)
•Final project (40%)
•(bonus) In-class quiz (10%)

•week 1 (9/12) School holiday
•week 2 (9/19) Administration issues (Slide)
•week 3 (9/26) Tutorial on TinyOS and sensors (Todd) (Slide)(MP3)
•week 4 (10/3) Tutorial on programming on Android phone (Henry)(Slide)(MP3)
•week 5 (10/10) introduction to Mobile Ad hoc Network (Slide)(MP3)
•week 6 (10/17) Introduction to Sensor Network (I)(Slide)(MP3)
•week 7 (10/24) Introduction to Sensor Network (II)
•week 8 (10/31) tutorial on project: using sensors to detect seizures(Slide)

•week 9 (11/7) Introduction to VANET (I)(Slide)(MP3)
•week 10 (11/14) Tutorial on VANET simulation (Jensen)(Slide)(MP3)
•week 11 (11/21) Introduction to VANET (II)(MP3)
•week 12 (11/28) Introduction to DSRC (MP3)
•week 13 (12/5) Phone Sensing
•week 14 (12/12) Energy issue in the sensor network
•week 15 (12/19) Sensor Data Dissemination (MP3)
•Week 16 (12/26) Disruption tolerant sensor network(MP3)
•week 17 (1/2) Final Project demo
Paper review
•4 paper reviews from the reading list on the course web page
•In-class presentation
•Pick 4 papers that interest you from the reading list
•The paper you review should be related to the survey paper you’re going to do
•Send TA the list by the end of week 3 (9/30)
Reading list
•Pick your papers from the following conferences
–VANET 2011
–VANET 2010
–Mobicom 2011
–Mobicom 2010
–Sensys 2011
–Sensys 2010



Paper Title



Routing Without Routes: The Backpressure Collection Protocol


Cooperative Transit Tracking using Smart-phones



Overlapping Communities in Dynamic Networks


Practical 3D geographic routing for wireless sensor networks



Locating Sensors in the Wild: Pursuit of Ranging Quality


Harnessing Frequency Diversity in Wi-Fi Networks



Spherical Representation and Polyhedron Routing for Load Balancing in Wireless Sensor Networks


Efficient Diagnostic Tracing for Wireless Sensor Networks



Intentional Networking Opportunistic Exploitation of Mobile Network Diversity


Probabilistic Addressing: Stable Addresses in Unstable Wireless Networks



PipeProbe: A Mobile Sensor Droplet for Mapping Hidden Pipeline


Understanding Stateful vs Stateless Communication Strategies for Ad hoc Networks

Survey paper
•Write a survey paper from the list of topics given
•Submit a 6-page, 10-pt-font, single-spaced report by the end of week 10
• There are some examples which can be the template for your survey paper.
List of topics for survey paper
•Using solar power for Sensor Network
•RFID-based sensor network
•Underwater/Underground sensor network
•Sensor Network deployment
•Sensor network for pollution monitoring
•Sensor network for health care
•Sensor  network for animal tracking
•Clock synchronization in sensor network
•Mobility prediction in VANET
•Incentive mechanism in VANET
•Or, discuss with teacher if you have anything else in mind
Every person should pick a different topic (first come , first serve)
Term Project
•Individual project
    –1-page single-spaced proposal due at the mid point of the semester
    –6-page, 10-pt-font, single-spaced report by the end of final week
•Using sensor to detect seisure
     –Time-Frequency Analysis of Accelerometry Data for Detection of  Myoclonic Seizures, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BIOMEDICINE, VOL. 14, NO. 5, SEPTEMBER 2010 1197
•You can use either taroko sensors or phone sensor to implement this project Proposal Presentation

•Each person will present your project idea
•The class and I will give you our feedback on the idea
•Each group will refine and submitthe project proposal


Project Presentation
•Each person will submit a project report
•Each person will present your project work
•The class and I will give you our feedback on the work
Presentations are peer graded