Evi Papaioannou
Department of Cultural Heritage Management and New Technologies, University of Patras
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Algorithmic Aspects of Wireless Networks

Course description

Course ID: ΕΤ713
Semester: 7th
Time: Monday, 15.00-18.00 (online)
Academic calendar 2020-21

Wireless and mobile communication networks critically affect almost every aspect of modern economic (e.g., electronic commerce), political (e.g., elections) and social life (e.g., contemporary social networks), i.e., our culture. However, wireless networks are subject to many restrictions - and corresponding design challenges - compared to traditional wired networks. Wireless devices are battery-powered and have limited memory and limited computing capabilities. Wireless communication can be directly established only between nearby devices. In addition, communication in wireless networks is costly in terms of energy which is a scarce resource.

In the context of this course we address wireless networks, such as cellular, ad hoc, wireless sensor networks (WSN). We study their fundamental characteristics together with issues related to their efficient design with emphasis on algorithmic aspects of topology control, routing, distributed computation and efficient management of critical resources (such as energy and frequency spectrum). We present applications and effects of wireless networks in cultural heritage management. Furthermore, we also work on the design and development of mobile web apps exploiting modern technologies.