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Seminar Secuity for Ad-Hoc networks


Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen


Damien Vergnaud

Time & Place

Wednesday, 17:00h - 18:30h, b-it 2.1.
First meeting: 04.04.2007.




Wireless ad hoc networks are networks that do not have an underlying fixed infrastructure. Mobile hosts "join" in, on the fly, and create a network on their own. This is in contrast to older network technologies in which some designated nodes, usually with custom hardware (routers, switches, hubs, firewalls, ...) perform the task of forwarding the data. Minimal configuration and quick deployment make ad hoc networks suitable for emergency situations like natural or human-induced disasters, military conflicts, emergency medical situations etc. With the network topology changing dynamically and the lack of a centralized network management functionality, these networks tend to be vulnerable to a number of attacks. There is a need to devise security solutions to prevent attacks that jeopardize the secure network operation.

This seminar aims to provide a state-of-the-art view of security in wireless ad hoc networks.

Schedule of presentations


Media Informatics, Computer and Communication Technology.
University of Bonn - Computer Science, A.
University of Bonn - Mathematics, ??

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