TEK9100 – Mobility in the Internet and ad-hoc Networks

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

The main goal of this course is to provide the students with knowledge on the state-of-the-art technologies within the area of mobility in the Internet, especially ad-hoc networking. The course is composed of two parts, mobility management at the IP layer and ad-hoc protocols. While the last part is targeted towards nodes in wireless networks without infrastructure, the first part deals with mobility management in networks with infrastructure.

The course focuses on several advanced topics within the area of wireless ad-hoc networks, where at least one topic can be further developed as the candidate’s research work towards the PhD thesis.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course, you will have the following competence:

  • understanding of the principles on how mobility is dealt with in today’s Internet and mobile networks at four different levels: macro-mobility, micro-mobility, ad-hoc mobility and network mobility
  • insight into medium access mechanisms in WLAN and IEEE 802.11-based multi-hop ad-hoc networks
  • good understanding of 1. routing protocols in ad-hoc networks, especially for reactive and proactive routing protocols, 2. QoS mechanisms in wireless networks and ad-hoc networks, 3. the concept and the principle of wireless mesh networks and wireless sensor networks
  • ability to evaluate system performance through both theoretical analysis and computer simulation
  • insight into how position and topology affects the system performance and can be exploited
  • awareness of a few new trends within the area of ad-hoc technologies including energy efficiency in sensor networks and topology control
  • in-depth knowledge on at least one specific topic with wireless networks and ad-hoc networks, and the ability to further develop algorithms/mechanisms/protocols which can improve system performance for one scenario within this topic
  • overview of recent research in the area, and the ability to teach the techniques to other students with a basic knowledge in the subject

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

It is recommended with broad knowledge of internet protocols and architecture. The course builds on knowledge equal to the knowledge provided by INF3190 – Data communications (continued).

Overlapping courses


3 hours teaching each week, where about 2 hours are lectures and 1 hour exercise, throughout the semester. 

The course has mandatory assignments which must be approved in order to take the exam.

PhD candidates will in addition submit an essay or hold an extra presentation on a curriculum-related subject. The essay/presentation must be approved in order to sit the final exam. 

The course lectures is given at Department of Technology systems in Kjeller Research Park. See the schedule for the student bus from Campus Blindern.


  • A final oral exam counts 100% towards the final grade.
  • The course has mandatory assignments which must be approved in order to take the final exam.
  • In addition, PhD candidates will be required to submit an essay or hold a presentation on a curriculum-related topic. The essay/presentation must be passed before the final exam.

It will also be counted as 1 of the 3 attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Courses taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 26, 2022 4:18:33 PM

Facts about this course


The course is last held spring 2021


Examination is last held spring 2023

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)