This seminar addresses the current three hot topics in computer networking: ad hoc, sensor, and P2P-networks. In all three areas there is the need for mechanisms for self-organization and self-management to cope with the complexity of administration and with the fact that these networks will not be centrally administered. We will look at recent publications of leading conferences and workshops. Paper topics will match the areas of the projects "Network on Wheels" (vehicular ad hoc networks), "Self-organization and spontaneity in liberalized and harmonized electronic markets" (peer-to-peer networks), and "Sensor Actor Networks" (sensor networks).
A selection of topics we will focus on in this seminar:
- Attacks on P2P networks
- Distributed hash tables
- Congestion control and fairness
- Broadcast propagation
- Reinforcement learning
- Routing: The behavior of ants as an example