Embedded everywhere, hundreds of tiny nodes detect activities in the real world, generating data that is used to feed different systems, keeping the users informed about the current system state and supporting them in the decision of how to actuate next. Sensor networking technology is being applied in many environments and with multiple purposes: transportation and logistics, for structural health monitoring, habitat monitoring, precision agriculture, tourism, smart ambients, sports and entertainment, amongst others. These networks are composed of low-cost, low-power miniaturized sensor and actuator nodes that communicate untethered across short distances to carry out their collective tasks. For these sensor networks to work, sophisticated architectures and efficient communication protocols must be developed to allow large amount of nodes collect, process and disseminate data.
A more graphical motivation can be seen in our PDF (3MB) poster.
In this seminar the current state and future deployment of WSNs and familiar technologies and applications will be explored.
Get to know WSN technologies in general and a particular topic in depth. Additionally, you will enhance your skills to work in a small group, do bibliography research, evaluate technical articles, elaborate a final document, do a peer review and perform a final oral presentation.
|1||Introduction to WSNs, incl. Topics and Organization||Slides (pdf, 24 MB)|
Assignment's Formal Requirements
The work modality will vary, with groups of either 2 or 3 people.
The seminar will only accept submissions in Adobe PDF format. We require that submissions conform to the IEEE conference paper as given in this LaTeX template. We have included a template file (sem_template.tex) as a starting point for the document, and a bibliography file (sem_template.bib) for the bibliographic entries. See sample manuscript as a visual aid for formatting and styles. Note that the use of LaTeX for typesetting and BibTex for bibliography management is enforced.
The length of the manuscript will be precised by the corresponding supervisor. It should be, however, between 4 and 6 pages per student, including text, figures and references.
After submitting the documents, each group will receive around 2~3 other students' documents to perform a peer review. Reviews should include:
- a summary of the reviewed paper
- comments for the authors
- a list of positive and negative aspects.
Reviews must contain constructive critiques.
For the final grades we will consider: your effort on bibliography research, elaboration of the preliminary and final document, team cooperation, quality of your reviews and your oral presentation.
|1||WSNs for the Smart Homes||Pablo Guerrero|
|2||WSNs for Structural Health Monitoring||Francois Philipp|
|3||Adaptive energy-efficient low-latency MAC protocols||Martina Brachmann|
|4||Detecting Activities in Smart Homes||Christian Seeger|
|5||Smartphone as Aggregator for (Body) Sensor Networks||Christian Seeger|
Below, we list the important dates of this seminar.
|26.04.2013, 13:00||Kick-Off meeting||S2|02 A313|
|23.06.2013||Delivery of the document's preliminary version via email (before midnight)|
|24.06.2013||Start of review process|
|07.07.2013||End of review process. Delivery of the filled Review Forms. Begin adaptation of final document.|
|21.07.2013 (!)||Delivery of the document's final version and the slides|
|25.07.2013,||Oral presentations (every group)|
In addition to the material provided by your supervisor, the university and/or the participating groups have the following related books available:
|Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach||link|
|Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks||link|
|Wireless Sensor Networks: Architectures and Protocols||link|
|Topology Control in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks||link|