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Introduction to AdHoc networking for the Internet of Things

Duration: 3 Days

Course Background

This 3 day workshop aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to AdHoc networking concepts and technologies. The key features of AdHoc networks are their self-organising, self-adapting and self-repairing capabilities. Through suitable gateways they can be integrated into larget networks and ultimately into the cloud. This workshop is particularly relevant to those planning to design and deploy such networks e.g. for the structural monitoring of roads, bridges and buildings, or for environmental monitoring purposes or for monitoring applications connected to urban environments - so called smart cities.

Course Prerequisites and Target Audience

No particular programming or systems skills are assumed. However a background or interest in science and technology and in computer networking is expected.

Course Outline

  • Principles of computer networks
  • Overview of wired and wireless network architectures
  • Manets and WSNs
  • Medium Access control and wireless networks - problems, strategies and solutions
  • Personal area networks and Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Mobile AdHoc network
    • Essential concepts and architecture
    • MAC - Media Access Control
    • Routing
    • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Essential concepts and architecture
    • MAC - Media Access Control
    • Sensor management
    • Data dissemination
    • Localisation
  • VANETs - Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
    • VANETs as a special case of Mobile Wireless Sensor Network
    • MAC - Media Access Control
    • Sensor management and co-ordination
    • Data dissemination
    • Localisation
    • Routing
  • Ad Hoc Networks - and the Internet of Things
    • Connecting AdHoc networks to the cloud
    • Data fusion - aggregation and analysis
    • Data visualisation
    • Distributed control systems
    • Legal and privacy issues
    • Cloud based services interfacing with AdHoc networks
    • Software defined networks as adaptive self organising and self-repairing network cloud components