Seminar Ausgewählte Kapitel der Nachrichtentechnik [Sem NT]


Basic Information:
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is one of the key components of the upcoming 5G communication system. The idea behind IoT is a wireless interconnection of all available electronic devices and their organization into a network that would enable a variety of new applications in health care, smart home automation, transportation, etc. For this, each physical object is equipped with additional hardware, which enables some advanced features, e.g. exchange of information and remote control. The size of the resulting network is estimated to be 30-50 billion devices by 2020. Due to a vast number of network participants, the system design faces new challenges, in particular interference management, energy efficiency, connectivity, etc. These challenges and respective solutions are currently the subject of extensive research.


Our Seminar:
In this seminar, the key enabling techniques for the IoT will be discussed. Due to the similarity of the IoT concept with the well known paradigm of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), we start with a review of the principles and functionalities of WSNs, before we move on to the more recent developments in the relevant areas of the IoT. The following list contains some of the topics that will be covered in the seminar:

• WSNs and ad hoc networks
• Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
• Device-to-Device and Machine-to-Machine communication
• Heterogeneous networks
• Cyber-physical systems
• Low Power Wide Area networks
• Wireless power transfer

Objective of the Seminar:
Help the participants to acquire knowledge in and get insight into one of the most promising research areas in wireless communications.

Registering for the seminar requires knowledge of topics that are covered in the following lecture:

Digital Communications
Fundamentals of Mobile Communications

For the registration, students need to apply via StudOn 

According to our experience from the previous years, the number of applicants is larger than the number of available topics. We follow the principle first-come first-serve. The remaining students will be put on a waiting list. The seminar will take place on 3-4 days in December and January. In the first meeting at the end of October, the seminar topics will be distributed. The topics will be only assigned to students who attend the first meeting in person, with no exception. Those, who are not able to attend this meeting, will be removed from the list of participants and replaced by the next applicant from the waiting list.

Important: It is mandatory for all participants to attend all seminar presentations!

Further Information:
Steven Kisseleff, Dipl. -Ing.