Welcome to Wireless Communication for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Description: The objective of the course is to provide the students with the state-of-the-art in the area of wireless communication for Internet of Things (IoT).

This is a 4-day course in which the the following topics will be covered:

  • System requirements and architectures for IoT communication.
  • Traffic models and characteristics of the IoT traffic.
  • Performance assessment: latency, reliability, energy efficiency
  • 3GPP and non-3GPP IoT systems

Prerequisites: Fundamentals of networking and protocols, digital communications, stochastic processes, and queueing theory.


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machine-­‐to-­‐machine traffic -­‐ large scale measurement and characterization,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems (SIGMETRICS), (London, United Kingdom), June 2012.

[3] Laya, A.; Alonso, L.; Alonso-­‐Zarate, J., "Is the Random Access Channel of LTE and LTE-­‐A Suitable for M2M Communications? A Survey of Alternatives," in Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE , vol.16, no.1, pp.4-­‐16, First Quarter 2014

[4] Madueño, Germán Corrales; Stefanovic, Cedomir; Popovski, Petar, “Reliable and Efficient Access for Alarm-initiated and Regular M2M Traffic in IEEE 802.11ah Systems,” in IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 3, No. 5, 2016, p. 673 - 682.

[5] Madueño, Germán Corrales; Nielsen, Jimmy Jessen; Min Kim, Dong; Pratas, Nuno; Stefanovic, Cedomir; Popovski, Petar, “Assessment of LTE Wireless Access for Monitoring of Energy Distribution in the Smart Grid,” in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 34, No. 3, 03.2016, p. 675 - 688.


Organizer: Professor Petar Popovski, email: petarp@es.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor Petar Popovski, Associate Professor Cedomir Stefanovic, Assistant Professor Dr. Dong Min Kim  & Postdoc Jimmy Nielsen

ECTS: 3.5

Time: 27 - 30 November 2017

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg Ø

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 6 November, 2017

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 5,000 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 three 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.