Seminar - Connected Mobility (IN2107)

An ever increasing number of networked applications and services and their associated content is being produced and consumed by mobile devices. All this data must be moved to and from these devices using a variety of wireless systems. A wide range of communication techniques, system architectures, protocols and application support functions have been designed over the past decades to deal with this issue.

The Connected Mobility Seminar aims to give a full picture of this diverse field through a wide range of topics spanning the whole communication stack. Topics cover both the latest research as well as the seminal works of the field, including cellular technologies, Internet technologies and more esoteric technologies such as opportunistic networking. The seminar is primarily systems oriented, although a limited number of analytical topics may be offered.

The topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Connected mobile systems by example
  • Cellular networks
  • Mobility modeling: generic, human, and vehicular mobility models
  • Mobile networking: mobility support at the network, transport, and application layers
  • Mobile offloading and edge computing
  • Mobile measurements: network performance and quality of experience
  • Ethics in mobile measurements and services
  • Privacy and security aspects
  • Mobile services: architectures, system design, evaluation

Course Requirements

  • The topics require solid background in communications and networking technologies, although the wide range of topics allows for varied technical backgrounds.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field is required.
  • Ability to write and present in English.

Learning outcomes

After the seminar, the students will have a broad view of the various topics in the field of connected mobility, as well as a detailed understanding of their chosen topic. The covered topics span the whole connected mobility networking stack from physical layer to communications to networking to application and application support functions.

The students will also become familiar with reading, writing and presenting academic papers in a setting similar to a conference or a workshop.


  • Pre-course meeting: 8.2.2021 at 16:00 using BBB
  • Register in the matching system: 11.2.2021–16.2.2021
  • Contact by the course staff: 25.2.-10.3.2021

The timeline for the course and lectures will be decided in agreement with students. The following dates are tentative.

  • First lecture: TBD
  • Advisor meetings: TBD, between the first lecture and the feedback round.
  • Feedback round: TBD, midway through the course. 
  • Final presentations: TBD, likely July 2021.



Teemu Kärkkäinen (kaerkkae at in tum de)