Self-organizing Ad hoc Networks

Code 633
Semester Fall
Class Hours - Lab Hours 3 - 0
Lecturers Symeon Papavassiliou


In recent years, there has been an increasing use of ad-hoc networks to support different applications in the areas of communications, health, education, environment, pleasure, traffic and elsewhere. In such an environment, it is expected that computational intelligence will be embedded in the user environment instead of some specialized devices. Self-organization of mobile nodes in large-scale networks enhances them with the ability to join in larger and more complex processes, and is expected to give a revolutionary dimension to data communication, data collection and processing functions. Ad-hoc networks and associated technologies have become the driving force of the evolving Internet of Things (IoT). Under these developments and trends, the study of ad-hoc networks, on-line social networks and sensor networks, taking into account the basic and distinct features of their behavior, becomes not only desirable but totally timely and necessary Topics of particular interest within this postgraduate course include the following: Characteristics of self-organized Ad-hoc networks. Architecture of Variable Topology Networks. Sensor Networks and Applications. Organization and self-organization. On-line social networks. Modeling, Routing, Broadcasting and Multicasting Issues. Energy management. Performance and service quality delivery. Mobility models (individual and group). Applications.