Advanced Topics in Mobile Communications (Summer 2012)

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Workload/ECTS Credits: 180h, 6 ECTS
Module: M.Inf.223: Seminar Telematik III -or- M.Inf.224: Seminar Computernetzewerke II
Lecturer: {{{lecturer}}}
Teaching assistant: Yuan Zhang
Time: Fridays, 10.15 - 11.45
Place: IfI 3.101
UniVZ [1]

Course Overview

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss some advanced concepts in mobile communication. Each week we will select several fancy papers from some top tier conferences/journals. Students are supposed to read the papers ahead of time and give your review of each paper. The aim of the course is to help the early stage MS/PhD students to develop the required skills of research as well as to get your hand wet on the cut-edge work on mobile communications.

Selected Topics

We are primarily going to cover the following topics in our seminar:

  • Smart phones, mobile cloud computing
  • Energy issues with mobile computing
  • Use cases, applications (location tracking, wireless network planning, crowd-sourcing)
  • DTN, opportunity networking and mobile social networks

Grading Policy

The grad consists of four parts

  • Homework
  • Attendance, participation, and enthusiasm
  • Final presentation
  • Final report


Please also send the review to


  • Each participant is required to read the selected paper before the seminar and prepare the review of the paper, which should include the following parts:
    • Summary of the paper
    • pros AND cons of the paper (your conclusion)
    • NOTE!! Every participant should provide the paper review BEFORE the seminar (23:59 Wednesday). => the review form is available at [Paper_Review_Form_ATCN_WS201112.doc]
  • During the seminar, one is chosen for giving the overview of the paper. And the list of pros and cons is discussed by all the participant.
  • In the end of the semester, everyone is requested to pick a topic (about 4 papers) and prepare:
    • presentation (each for ~20 minutes, plus ~10 minutes discussions)
    • essay (12~15 pages) Template:[2]