Aarhus University School of Engineering

IP-based Wireless Communication and Internet of Things (TIIPWI)

Associate Professor Rune H. Jacobsen

Fall (Q2) 2012

[Course home]  [Course description]  [Lecture plan]  [Mini-project]  [Reading list]  [CN File Share]

About the course

qrcode In this course I will lecture topics in Wireless IP and Internet of Things. The course will involve reading and reviewing research papers, leading and participating in class discussions, conducting case studies and conducting a mini-project. Each student will be given the task to select a research paper and present its key concepts and conclusions as well as a critical discussion on the scientific methodology applied by the authors.

We will use the textbook "Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP" by Jean-Philippe Vasseur and Adam Dunkels; Morgan Kaufmann (Elsevier) 2010. The book is availabel from Teknisk Boglade.

Scheduled classes

Lectures are scheduled on Thursdays from 8.15 to 12.00 (including 30 min break). The course starts in November 1st (week 44) 2012.

Lecture plan

The reference numbers in square brackets refer to the Reading List of the course. Reference numbers refers to the reading list. The subscript "m" indicates mandatory reading whereas subscript "s" indicates supplementary reading.

Week Main topic Lecture content Readings Preparations/remarks
44 System architecture and components for the Internet of Things. IP protocol architecture, IP for smart objects and IoT, and Smart Object hardware of software.
Lecture notes, Case 1: Smart Dust, and
introduction to mini-projects.
Chapter 1-4, and 11 from [1]m, [2]m, and [3]s. No paper review this first week.
We will discuss the guideline " How to Read a Scientific Research Paper by Ann McNeal.
45 Smart Objects' Networks with IPv6 IEEE 802.15.4 and 802.11 radio technology, 6LowPAN
IEEE 802.15.4 and IPv6 refresher. 6LoWPAN Adaptation Layer.
Lecture notes
Chapter 12-13 and 15-16 from [1]m, [4]s, [5]s, [6]s, and [7]s. Paper review candidates: [B]m, [D]m, [F]s, and [H]s.
46 Routing in low power wireless networks Routing over Low power lossy links (RPL).
Lecture notes
Chapter 5, 14.3 and 17 from [1]m, [RFC 6550]s Paper review candidates: [G]m, [C]m, [I]s, [A]s
Hand-in of project proposals.
47 Security for smart objects. Introduction to network security. Wireless link and networking security;
Lecture notes
Chapter 8 from [1]m, [7]m, [RFC 4301]s Paper reviews candidates: [J]s, , [N]m, and [O]s
1/3 Mini-project presentations
48 Web of Things Web services. REST architecture. Constrained RESTful environments and protocols.
Lecture notes
Chapter 7, and 9-10 from [1]m Paper reviews: [M]m
49 Interconnecting objects with RFID RFID technology, architecture and middleware. Location and tracking with RFID. Security and privacy issues.
Lecture Notes
Chapter 26 from [1]m and [10]m. Paper reviews: [A (Tashi and Tommy)]m, [O (Michal)]m, [P (Pavel)]m
50 Micro- and nanoscale communications High density, highly distributed networks. Bioinspired networking.
Lecture Notes
Paper reviews: [K, Jordi]m, [E (Jens)]m, [I]s
Hand-in of project reports at latest 22/12 (preferabel by email).


Paper reading and in-class discussion: For each class,there will be 2-3 research papers assigned which will be discussed in class. These readings and in-class activities are the key learning tool in this class and so it is very important to keep up with the reading so that you can participatefully in the class.

Paper reviews: Before each class, you will write a short review (1 short summary paragraph + 1 "bright" question) for the paper assigned for that class. Short reviews are due at noon (i.e. at 12.00) the day before class. Send your review by email rhj@iha.dk with the tag TIIPWI in the subject field of the email.

Lecture presentation:You will be expected to present one of the paper topics and lead the class discussion in one single-lecture (30-45 minutes). As part of this presentation you will be expected to do extra reading on the topic besides the assigned papers. Before your presentation you should meet with Rune to discuss your presentation. See below for some guidelines on how to prepare your lecture.

Links related to the course

Media clips

2011-2012 (c) Copyright, Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen