Mobility and Internet of things

Course description

Characteristics of mobile systems (available radio spectrum, cellular coverage, radio channel capacity, mobility management).

Commercial mobile networks 2G, 3G and 4G (network architectures, multiple access, core evolution, connection establishment, security).

Internet of things connectivity issues (evolution of mobile technologies towards IoT, IoT communication requirements, LTE-M, SigFox, LoRa examples).

Critical communications infrastructure (special networks of national importance with high availability).

Wireless local area networks WiFi (overview of 802.11b/g/n/ac/ad, planning and management, QoS and security).

Short range wireless sensor networks (Bluetooth, ZigBee, RFID, NFC, proprietary).

Internet of things applications and services (smart cities, intelligent buildings, location services, road telematics, health services, smart grids).

Course is carried out on study programme

Multimedija 1. stopnja

Objectives and competences

The elective course provides a systematic overview of mobile technologies and their role in the Internet of things scenarios with emphasis on understanding of characteristics, operation principles and development activities. The course is suitable for all interested students not regarding study field.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures for the provisoning of theoretical aspects and laboratory practices with real-case scenarios and solving the problems through team project work. Elearning. Study visits and invited lecturers.

Intended learning outcomes

Understanding of mobile, local-area and personal wireless networks performances, and their applications in the Internet of things.

Reference nosilca

  1. VODOPIVEC, Samo, BEŠTER, Janez, KOS, Andrej. A multihoming clustering algorithm for vehicular ad hoc networks. International journal of distributed sensor networks, ISSN 1550-1477. [Online ed.], 2014, vol. 2014, str. 1-8.
  2. UMBERGER, Mark, HUMAR, Iztok, KOS, Andrej, GUNA, Jože, ŽEMVA, Andrej, BEŠTER, Janez. The integration of home-automation and IPTV system and services. Computer standards & interfaces, ISSN 0920-5489. [Print ed.], Jun. 2009, vol. 31, no. 4, str. 675-68.
  3. PUSTIŠEK, Matevž, DOLENC, Dejan, KOS, Andrej. LDAF : low-bandwidth distributed applications framework in a use case of blockchain-enabled IoT devices. Sensors. May-2 2019, iss. 10, 2337, str. 1-15, ilustr. ISSN 1424-8220. DOI: 10.3390/s19102337. [COBISS.SI-ID 12534612]
  4. QIAN, Yongfeng, JIANG, Yingying, CHEN, Jing, ZHANG, Yu, SONG, Jeungeun, ZHOU, Ming, PUSTIŠEK, Matevž. Towards decentralized IoT security enhancement : a blockchain approach. Computers & electrical engineering. Nov. 2018, vol. 72, str. 266-273, ilustr. ISSN 0045-7906. DOI: 10.1016/j.compeleceng.2018.08.021. [COBISS.SI-ID 12456020]
  5. PUSTIŠEK, Matevž, ŠTEFANIČ JUŽNIČ, Leon, KOS, Andrej. Blockchain support in IoT platforms. The IPSI BgD transactions on internet research. [Print ed.]. Jan. 2018, vol. 14, no. 1, str. 13-20, ilustr. ISSN 1820-4503. [COBISS.SI-ID 11938132]

Study materials

Sauter, M., From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2014

2. Chilamkurti, N., Next-Generation Wireless Technologies: 4G and Beyond, Springer-Verlag London, 2013

3. Gratton, D. A., The Handbook of Personal Area Networking Technologies and Protocols, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013

4. Balani, N., Enterprise IoT: A Definitive Handbook, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015

5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr. / Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

Bodi na tekočem

Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za elektrotehniko, Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

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