Elective in Computer Networks
Corso di Laurea in
Ingegneria Informatica (magistrale)
2009-2010, 3 credits
VERY IMPORTANT: The exams of ALL modules should be completed by September 2011.
Unit 2: Models and methods for wireless and ad hoc networks
The trend towards wireless communication affects more and
more electronic devices in almost every sphere of life. Conventional
networks rely on base stations, and the mobile devices exchange the
data in a star-like fashion. In contrast, current research is mainly
focused on networks that are completely unstructured, but are
nevertheless able to communicate (via several hops), despite the low
coverage of their antennas. Such systems are called sensor, ad hoc,
or mesh networks, depending on the point of view and the application.
Thousands of tiny computers, equipped with sensors, might be used to
monitor activities of interest: traffic in a city, ground humidity in
agricolture, evidence of a possible vulcano explosion. After
activation the sensors form a self-organized network and provide
data. The goal of the course is to elaborate the relevant aspects of
the field, from theory to practice.
- Introduction to WSN
- Time Synchronization
R.Wattenhofer F. Kuhn
Principles of distributed computing
free download (thanks to the authors!) at
with reference to the textbook:
chapters 1 (no alg. 5 and 6), 2, 3, 4, 7.1 - 7.3, 10.1- 10.4, 12
The exam will consist of 2 or 3 questions. Here is the useful information.
Students should prepare a project. Please visit Prof. Vitaletti's home page for information and material concerning the project.
VERY IMPORTANT: The project and the written exams of all modules should BOTH be completed by September 2011.
Exams Academic Year 2010-2011
Exams of Feb. 2011 (Becchetti, Marchetti), Results
Exams of September March and July 2011 (Becchetti, Marchetti), Results
Exams academic year 2009-2010
Exams of july 2010 (Becchetti, Marchetti) Results
Exams of November 2010 (Becchetti, Marchetti), results