[Seminar] July 11, 2018 – Ian F. Akyildiz – Wireless Sensor Networks in Challenged Environments such as Underwater and Underground

We are happy to welcome you at the second Moscow Telecommunication Seminar that will be held at 5 PM, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in IITP RAS, room 615. On the Seminar, Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz will continue his series of talks on emerging communication technologies and promising research directions.

TitleWireless Sensor Networks in Challenged Environments such as Underwater and Underground.

Speaker: Ian F. Akyildiz, Megagrant Leader (IITP RAS, Russia) and Director of the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory (GeorgiaTech, USA)

Abstract: 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 acoustic communication channel is explored. Magnetic induction for underwater communication will be presented and research challenges are highlighted. The project SoftWater “Underwater Communication based on SDN/NFV” will be presented. On the other hand, sensor applications in soil media and tunnels have many use cases and have unique communication problems. In particular, the wireless channel peculiarities in the underground make communication problems challenging which will be discussed in this talk. Electromagnetic and Magnetic Induction communication paradigms are explored. Future research challenges will be highlighted in both areas.

The talk is based on the following papers:

  • I.F. Akyildiz, D. Pompili, T. Melodia, “Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks: Research Challenges,”Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier) Journal, March 2005.
  • Z. Sun and I. F. Akyildiz, “Key Communication Techniques for Underground Sensor Networks, Foundations and Trends in Networking, Now Publishers Inc., ISBN: 978-1-60198-550-7, April 2012.
  • I.F. Akyildiz, P. Wang, and Z. Sun, “Realizing Underwater Communication through Magnetic Induction,” IEEE Communications Magazine, November 2015.
  • I.F. Akyildiz, P. Wang, and S.C. Lin, “SoftWater: Software-Defined Networking for Next-Generation Underwater Communication Systems”, Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier) Journal, August 2016.


Prof. Dr. Ian F. AKYILDIZ is the Ken Byers Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Director of the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory and Chair of the Telecommunications Group. Prof. Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz is Megagrant lead researcher at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Kharckevich Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia since January 2018. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Computer Networks (Elsevier) Journal since 2000 and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Ad Hoc Networks Journal (2003) both published by Elsevier. Prof. Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz is an IEEE FELLOW (1996) and an ACM FELLOW (1997). He received numerous awards from IEEE and ACM. Due to Google scholar, his papers received over 103.5+K citations and his h-index is 113 as of July 2018. His current research interests are in Internet of xThings, 5G Wireless Systems, Software Defined Networking, Nano-Scale Communications and Wireless Sensor Networks in Challenged Environments.

The seminar is free and open. However, because of possible room limitation, all participants are required to register before each seminar. Registration is open at the First-Come-First-Serve basis. Registration is closed on the event date, at 11AM or earlier, if no seats are available.

To register, please fill in the form, using this link.

For more information on the seminar, please visit the page http://wireless.iitp.ru/seminar/.