Seminar: Ad Hoc Networks


19.09.2008 13:56 at Metro station Freiburg-Messe for hiking & picnic.  Please refer to the slide #21 of the last lecture of P2P Networks for further information
14.07.2008 Schedule for FINAL PRESENTATION updated
07.05.2008 Detailed Schedule for First Presentation updated
29.04.2008 Schedule for First Presentation updated
25.04.2008 Results of Paper Selection
22.04.2008 List of Participants updated
11.04.2008 Registration is closed
07.04.2008 Please register with Chia Ching Ooi or Faisal Aslam by email
07.04.2008 First meeting is scheduled on 22.04.2008, 14h, in building 101, room 01 018
07.04.2008 Website is online


An ad hoc network is a collection of mobile computing devices that can communicate over a shared wireless channel.  Unlike the cellular network or WLAN, these nodes can communicate in single or multi-hop fashion without the aid of base station or access point

In addition to the lack of infrastructure in an ad hoc network, the nature of the wireless channel and the dynamic topology pose a number of challenging problems across the OSI layers.  For instance, a multi-hop routing protocol has to be robust enough to establish and maintain routes in the frequently changing network.  Moreover, power consumption becomes a critical issue since the networks rely on forwarding data packets.  The protocols designed for the ad hoc network have to provide reliable and uninterruptible communication in the dynamic propagation conditions without prior planning.

In this seminar, we will look into the problems and the state-of-the-art of ad hoc network technologyStudents attending the seminar are expected to read and present a selection of recently published research papers, and actively take part in discussions.