Jan-Mar 2006

MSc AIS/WIM/MRES/E-Business Tech Option

Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing

Lecturers: George Roussos and Niki Trigoni

If you are interested in working in this area for your summer project follow this link for some project ideas.

Coursework: Coursework is due on May 2nd, via email to Niki. Individuals submissions are expected.

Revision lecture slides: Part I and Part II.

Teaching Plan
2.00 - 3.20pm
10 JAN
Fundamental Concepts   GR
17 JAN
Cellular Mobile and Implications of Mobility Service Discovery (paper study group): you can access a PDF copy of this paper from inside the college network by following the link GR
24 JAN
Location Sensing Mobile IP (paper study group) GR
31 JAN
Automatic Identification Systems PlaceLab (paper study group) GR
Reading week    
14 FEB
MAC layer protocols for wireless networks   NT
21 FEB
Resource Constrained Devices Lab 1 worksheet
Download Tmote tools
Read TOSSIM tutorial
28 FEB
Ad-hoc routing protocols Paper study: MAC protocols for sensor networks; Lab 2 on Tiny OS NT
Sensor Network Applications and Challenges Lab 3: Tiny OS
Paper study: Ad-hoc On-Demand Distance Vector Routing
14 MAR
Data-centric routing and storage Lab 4: Tiny OS
Paper study: GAF Protocol
21 MAR
Tiny OS Application Programming Lab 5: SenseLight source code and BroadcastCount source code.
Paper study: Directed Diffusion

Reading List


IEEE Pervasive Computing: The whole of the inaugural issue January-March 2002.

Mobile Computing

George H. Forman, John Zahorjan, The Challenges of Mobile Computing.

Fundamental concepts of radio signal propagation by Breezcom.

GSM Cellular Telephony Tutorial, by the International Engineering Consortium.

Location Sensing

Jeffrey Hightower and Gaetano Borriello, Location Systems for Ubiquitous Computing, IEEE Computer, 2001.

Jeffrey Hightower and Gaetano Borriello, Location Sensing Techniques, Technical Report, U. Washington.

Interactive GPS Tutorial, by Trimble (requires Shockwave plugin).

Automatic Identification Systems

Chapter 2 from Ubiquitous and Pervasive Commerce.

S. Sarma, D. Brock and D. Engels, “Radio Frequency Identification and the Electronic Product Code,” IEEE Micro, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 50-54, 2001.

S. Garfinkel , A. Juels and R., Pappu, "RFID Privacy: An Overview of Problems and Proposed Solutions," IEEE Security and Privacy, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 34-43, 2005.

R. Want, “The Magic of RFID,” ACM Queue, vol. 2, no. 7, pp., 2004.

EPCGlobal Standards page.

MAC Layer Protocols

VaduvurBharghavan, Alan Demers, Scott Shenker, and LixiaZhang. MACAW: A media access protocol for wireless LAN's. In Proceedings of the SIGCOMM '94 Conference on Communications Architectures, Protocols and Applications, pages 212--225, August 1994.

Wei Ye, John Heidemann and Deborah Estrin. An Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of the 21st International Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM 2002), New York, NY, USA, June, 2002.

Resource Constrained Devices

J. Hill, R. Szewczyk, A. Woo, S. Hollar, D. Culler, K. Pister. System architecture directions for networked sensors, ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, Volume 34 ,  Issue 5, 2000, pp. 93 - 104.  

M. Welsh, Programming Primitives for Wireless Sensor Networks.

S. Madden, Data Management in Sensor Networks, EWSN tutorial, 2006.

M. Srivastana, Sensor Node Platforms and Energy Issues, Mobicom tutorial, 2002.

Moteiv, Tmote Sky Datasheet, 2005.

Background Reading

U. Hansmann, L. Merck, M.S. Nicklous, T. Stober, P. Kahn, M.T. Oszu and P. Valduriez, Pervasive Computing Handbook, Springer-Verlag, 2001.

F. Zhao and L. Guibas, Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach, Morgan Kaufmann, 2004.

G. Roussos, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Commerce, Springer SMB, 2005.