NOTE WELL: This seminar is research-oriented. You will learn how to survey and present academic work in written and oral form. Down the line, it may prepare you for a thesis on the topic you survey during the seminar.
WARNING: This seminar is demanding. The schedule is tight, and you will have to put substantial work into surveying related work (breadth coverage), studying a specific technique (depth coverage) and structuring the written and oral presentation of your survey (tending towards an acceptable academic research level).
SYNOPSIS: In large part, the Internet of Things (IoT) will consist of interconnecting low-end devices with very small memory capacity (a few kBytes) and limited energy consumption (1000 times less than a RaspberryPi). The IoT promises a new world of applications, but also brings up specific challenges in terms of programmability, energy efficiency, networking and security. After an introductory session at the start of the term, MSc students will pick a topic related to current technologies in the field of Internet of Things & Security, and write a report (IEEE LaTeX template, approx. 12 pages including figures and references, A4, double column, 1.5 spacing, 11-point font) discussing corresponding questions. At the end of the term, the participants present their results in the form a short talk (15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A) in a meeting, which will also include cross-reviewing of student's presentations. During the term, there will be deadlines for status reports, but no weekly meetings of the complete seminar group.
Attendance is mandatory only for the introductory session, a mid-term presentation, and the final presentation at the end of the term.
The typical bibliography and online resources that will be in scope to survey for this seminar includes:
- reviewing academic publications, e.g. papers from IEEE, ACM conferences/journals (available on scholar.google.com);
- reviewing network protocol open standard specifications, e.g. IETF drafts and Request For Comments (RFC);
- reviewing open source implementations (e.g. available on GitHub).
During the Coronavirus outbreak and as long as sanitary constraints are in place, mandatory presence means online participation via video-conference (details will be sent per email). In case of questions, contact me per email firstname.lastname@example.org
T0 = 20.10.2021 at 10am sharp: Introductory session, (visio) presence is mandatory (WebEx).
T0 + 1 week : deadline for topic selection
T0 + 3 weeks : deadline to submit tentative outline for the report and preliminary presentation (visio) presence is mandatory(on # at 10am)
T0 + 7 weeks : deadline to submit alpha version of the report, by # end-of-day
T0 + 11 weeks : deadline to submit final version of the report by #, end-of-day
T0 + 12 weeks : final presentation (online). Presence is mandatoryon #, at 10am