Sensor Networks 
Start Date: 
Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 01:30 to 15:00
Kochi Campus

Tutorial Speaker:  Dr. Ian Akhilidz, Editor‐in‐Chief, AdHoc Networks, Elsevier 

Title:  Wireless Sensor Networks in challenged environments such as underwater and underground


Oceanographic data collection, pollution monitoring, offshore exploration, disaster prevention, assisted navigation and tactical surveillance are typical applications for wireless underwater sensor networks. In this talk wireless underwater channel is explored, novel medium access control and routing protocols will  be  presented. On the  other  hand, sensor  applications  in soil media  and tunnels  have  unique communication problems. In particular, the wireless  channel pecularities  in the underground make communication problems interesting which will be discussed in this tutorial. Future research challenges will be highlighted in both areas.