Welcome to Wireless Communications for the Internet of Things (2021)

Description: The Internet of Things (IoT) identifies the network of interconnected systems, machines, and things that communicate and collaborate without human intervention. Techno-economic forecasts indicate that, in the coming years, wireless IoT will become massive, connecting tens of billions devices. The IoT has significantly different requirements and traffic characteristics from both, traditional human-to-machine (H2M) services (download, web browsing, video streaming) and human-to-human (H2H) communication, where large data volumes are sent, high data rates are required, and infrequent access requests to the network are performed. In contrast, IoT communication is oftentimes based on the intermittent transmission/reception of small data portions and presents strict latency, reliability, and energy efficiency requirements.  Thus, adequate traffic models are required to efficiently manage IoT traffic in both, well-established technologies such as 3GPP cellular networks and in emerging technologies such as LoRa and Sigfox. This is a four-day course provides a comprehensive review of: (1) the technical and theoretical basis to design efficient access protocols for wireless IoT applications; (2) the challenges and opportunities of IoT-enabling technologies such as satellite communications, proprietary IoT solutions, and multi-connectivity;  (3) novel design approaches to maximize the efficiency of random access protocols; (4) standardized random access protocols for IoT and their access control mechanisms; and (5) data analytics and machine learning techniques to enhance IoT connectivity. 

Organizer: Postdoc Israel Leyva-Mayorga - ilm@es.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Petar Popovski, Associate Professor Cedomir Stefanovic, Associate Professor Beatriz Soret, Associate Professor Jimmy J. Nielsen, Postdoc Federico Chiariotti, and Postdoc Israel Leyva-Mayorga

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 22-24 November 2021

Place: Aalborg University

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City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 01 November 2021

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.