Course parameters

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Level of course: Graduate course
  • Semester/quarter: Q2
  • Hours per week: 4

Objectives of the course

After the course, the participants will have deep insight into the advanced topics in wireless sensor networks, including, time synchronization, localization, topology control, energy management, and advanced applications support, etc. The course aims to train students to read and summarize scientific literature, discuss the readings in depth, and conduct a project.


Learning outcomes and competences

The participants must at the end of the course be able to:

  • understand the issues and challenges of the advanced topics in wireless sensor networks
  • read and summarize research papers on exciting new topics in wireless sensor networks
  • explain and discuss the advanced topics in wireless sensor networks
  • develop and implement protocols and applications in wireless sensor networks

Course contents

This course is an extension of the mandatory course wireless sensor networks and electronics. This course will cover a broad range of advanced topics in wireless sensor networks, including radio communication, networking protocols, time synchronization, localization, topology control, energy management, and advanced applications support. This course is a semi-research seminar course, involving reading and discussion of papers from the scientific literature. The course consists of two parts; namely, first part is formal lectures and the second part is based on in-class discussions of the assigned papers driven by the studentís own understanding and questions about their selected topics. In parallel, students will undertake a project about developing protocols and applications for wireless sensor networks in TinyOS, an embedded operating system for sensor networks. The student can work in pairs or individually. At the end of the course, the students will present projects in class and prepare a written project report.

Prerequisites

Basics of Wireless sensor networks.

Assessment

The assessment is based on 20mins project presentation and project report (70%), paper summaries (20%) and class participation (10%). 7-scale grade, external examiner.