Mobile Ad hoc Networking


Tentative Agenda:


Lecture #






June 27th

9am-12 :30pm

- Introduction to wireless networking and mobile computing and it applications

- Routing and topology control



June 28th  



- Routing and topology control

- Medium Access Control (MAC)



June 30th  

9am-12 :30pm

- Medium Access Control

- Wireless Technoloies




- Cross-Layering, QoS, and Security, Capacity Issues


Tutorial Description

This tutorial mainly addresses the problem of routing (how to direct a packet from a source machine to a destination machine), topology control (how to adjust network communication links as the environment changes such that the network capacity can be maximized), and medium access control (how to share the common resources among multiple users) in wireless mobile ad hoc networks (no infrastructure is present). Further topics including cross-layering (how to provide mean for inter-layer interactions w.r.t OSI model such that the network performance can be improved), QoS (provide a set of services to meet application requirements), and security (how to avoid maliciousness and to enforce cooperation) are also briefly covered. And finally, a realistic example (Widens) is given to illustrate how these issues have been used in practice.

Reading Materials:


  1. Mobile Ad-Hoc networking with a View of 4G Wireless: Imperatives and Challenges, I. Chlamtac, M. Conti, J.-N. Liu
  2. A Survey on Mobile Ad Hoc Wireless Networks, S. Sesay, Z. Yang, and J. He


  1. An Overview of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Applications and Challenges, J. Hoebeke, I. Moerman, B. Dhoedt, and P. Demeester.
  2. Spontaneous networking: an application-oriented approach to ad hoc networking, Laura Marie Feeny,


  1. A Review of Current Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks, E. B. Royer
  2. A Review of Routing Protocols for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, M. Abolhasan, T. Wysocki, and E. Dutkiewicz
  3. Performance Comparison of Two On-demand Routing Protocols for Ad Hoc Networks, S. R. Das, C. E. Perkins, E. M. Royer
  4. A Survey of Position-based Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Martin Mauve
  5. Position-based Routing in Ad Hoc Networks, I. Stojmenovic
  6. A Survey of Routing  Techniques for Mobile Communication Networks, S. Ramanathan, and M. Steenstrup

Topology Control and Broadcasting:

  1. Comparison of Broadcasting Techniques for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, B. Williams, T. Camp
  2. A Survey of Clustering Schemes for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, J. Y. Yu and  P. H. J. Chong
  3. Topology Control and Routing in Ad Hoc Networks: A Survey, R. Rajaraman


  1. A survey, classification and comparative analysis of medium access control protocols for ad hoc networks, R. Jurdak,
  2. Wireless Medium Access Control Protocols, A. Chandra, V. Gummalla, and J. Limb


  1. Cross-layer Design for Wireless Networks, S. Shakkottai, T. S. Rappaport, and P. C Karlsson
  2. Design Challenges for Energy-Constrained Ad Hoc Wireless Networks, A. J. Goldsmith, and S. B. Wicker
  3. A Cautionary Perspective on Cross-Layer Design, W. Kawadia, P. R. Kumar
  4. Cross-layer Design Optimization in Wireless Protocol Stack, V. T. Raisinghani, and S. Lyer


  1. QoS Support in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, K. Wu and J. Harma
  2. Internet QoS: A Big Picture, X. Xiao, and L. M. Ni
  3. A Survey of Quality of Service in Mobile Computing Environments, D. Chalmers, and M. Sloman
  4. QoS issues in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks, S. Chakrabarti, and A. Mishra
  5. Survey on quality-of-service support for mobile ad hoc network, D. Perkins, and H. D. Hughes


  1. A Survey of Wireless Security in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges and Available Solutions, W. Lou and Y. Fang
  2. Ad hoc Network Security, P. Michiardi, and R. Molva

Widens :

  1. An Overview of Widens: A rapidly deployable broadband communication systems, edited by N. Nikaein

Useful Links:
  1. IETF MANET working Group
  2. Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Bibliography
  3. Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Links

Last modification: 16th of June 2005.
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