Wireless Ad-hoc Networks


Course Title: Wireless Ad hoc Networks

Pre-requisite: Data Communication Networks, Wireless Networks

Instructor: Dr. Syed M. K. Raazi

E-mail: raazi@pafkiet.edu.pk


This is an advanced graduate level course for students with computer networking background. This course will cover latest research in important topics of Wireless Ad hoc Networks. This course will help students gain knowledge about wireless ad hoc networks and improve their research skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to read and understand research papers and identify their potential research areas.

Course Outline: -

1.     A Survey on Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, M.G. Rubinstein, I.M. Moraes, M.E.M. Campista, L.H.M.K. Costa and O.C.M.B. Duarte, IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Volume 211, Mobile and Wireless Communication Networks, pp 1-33, 2006.

2.    An adaptive medium access control scheme for mobile ad hoc networks under self-similar traffic, M. Abu-Tair, G. Min, Q. Ni, H. Liu, The Journal of SupercomputingVolume 53, Number 1, pp. 212-230, DOI: 10.1007/s11227-009-0324-3, 2010.

3.       Directional medium access control for ad hoc networks, J. Wang, H. Zhai, P. Li, Y. Fang, D. Wu, Wireless Networks,Volume 15, Number 8, pp. 1059-1073, DOI: 10.1007/s11276-008-0102-9, 2009.

4.       DRAND: Distributed Randomized TDMA Scheduling For Wireless Ad-hoc Networks, I. Rhee, A. Warrier, J. Min. L. Xu, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Volume 8, Number 10, pp. 1384-1396,http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TMC.2009.59, 2009.

5.       Time–Space Opportunistic Routing in Wireless Ad hoc Networks: Algorithms and Performance Optimization by Stochastic Geometry, F. Bacelli, B. Blaszczyszyn, P. Muhlethaler, The Computer Journal, Volume 53, Number 5, pp. 592-609, doi: 10.1093/comjnl/bxp049, 2010.

6.       The hop count shift problem and its impacts on protocol design in wireless ad hoc networks, B. Wang, H.B. Lim, D. Ma and C. Fu, Telecommunication SystemsVolume 44, Numbers 1-2, pp. 49-60, DOI: 10.1007/s11235-009-9221-6, 2010.

7.       A Game Theory Based Reputation Mechanism to Incentivize Cooperation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, J.J. Jaramillo, R. Srikant, Ad Hoc Networks, Volume 8, issue 4, pp. 416-429, 2010.

8.       A distributed intrusion detection system for resource-constrained devices in ad-hoc networks, A.P. Lauf, R.A. Peters, W.H. Robinson, Ad Hoc Networks, Volume 8, issue 3, pp. 253-266, 2010.

9.       Computationally secure self-healing key distribution with revocation in wireless ad hoc networks, R. Dutta, S. Mukhopadhyay, M. Collier, Ad Hoc Networks, Volume 8, issue 6, pp. 597-613, 2010.

10.   A survey on Wireless Body Area Networks, B. Latre, B. Braem, I. Moerman, c. Blondia, P. Demeester, Wireless Networks, Volume 17, issue 1, pp. 1-18, January 2011.

11.   Directional MAC Approach for Wireless Body Area Networks, M.A. Hussain, M.N. Alam, K.S. Kwak, MDPI Sensors, pp. 771-784, 2011.

12.   A Mobicast Routing Protocol in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Y. Chen, Y. Lin, S. Lee, Mobile Networks and Applications, Volume 15 issue 1, pp. 20-35, February 2010.

13.   Unicast routing protocols for vehicular ad hoc networks: A critical comparison and classification, J. Bernsen, D. Manivannan, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Volume 5 issue 1, pp. 1-18, February 2009.

14.   A Survey on Wireless Mesh Networks, I.F. Akyildiz, X. Wang, IEEE Radio Communications, September 2005.

Text Books: 

No specific course textbook. Materials in this course are derived from research papers published in top research journals and conferences.


All students will be required to read and understand specified research material before coming to the class. In class, research materials will be discussed. Also, assessment quizzes, based on the research material, will be given to students. Class participation of students and their performance in assessment quizzes will contribute towards their grades.