Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Mobile Advanced Networks

T Technical Teaching


This course is a research-oriented course on mobile networking (algorithm, protocol, and architectures) and is prepared to stimulate students' critical thinking and analysis. It presents both the single-hop and multi-hop wireless networks with particular focus on mesh, vehicular, delay-tolerant, and sensor networking.  

It covers mainly the candidate applications and the network layer by giving for each one of them the proposed protocols and techniques and standardization and research efforts.

Teaching and Learning Methods : Lectures, Homeworks (2-3), and a case study ( group of up 2-3 students). 

Course Policies :Mandatory attendance. Case study optional, but recommanded



  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

Distribution and technique of distribution:

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

Quality Service :

  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

Useful Links:

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


Basic knowledge in networking and wireless systems.


This course starts by presenting a brief introduction on graph-based network modelling followed by  broadcasting, (Geo-)routing, and multicasting techniques. Then different topology control algorithms and network clustering schemes are described. Impact of different mobility and traffic patterns on the performance of protocols are analyzed and compared. Finally, advanced topics such as cross-layer design, QoS support and node cooperation are discussed.

Case Study :

  • Pick an open research problem
  • Analyze the proposed solutiomm and try to improve by applying some of the techniques learnt during the course 
  • Evaluate the performance of the proposed approach 

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop critical analysis and thinkining in mobile networking reseach
  • Fundemental of mobile networking (broadcasting, routing, clustering, etc) and Advanced topics (QoS, Cross-layer, SDN, MEC, NFV)
  • Design and evaluate algorithms, protocol, and architecture for mobile networks

Nb hours: 21.00 hours + 3 hours for case study

Grading Policy: best of

  • Homework (20%), Final Exam (50%), Case study (30%)
  • Homework (20%), Final Exam (80%)
Nb hours: 21.00
Nb hours per week: 3.00
Prepare course:
Control form: Written + Case Study