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University of Southern California, EE 532 Spring 2009, Prof.

Kai Hwang

Wireless Internet and Pervasive Computing


Early Bird Session : M.W. 8:30 am - 9:45 am, THH 208
Late Morning Session : M.W. 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, OHE 132 (DEN)
Instructor: Kai Hwang, kaihwang@usc.edu ; TA: Mi Zhang, mizhang@usc.edu
Hwangs Office Hours: EEB 212, M. W. 9:50 -- 10: 50 am, 3:20 4:20 pm
Course Description:
Design principles and applications of wireless Internet access technologies, pervasive computing device
architecture, network security features for mobile E-commerce, and development of information appliances in
digital society applications. Important topics covered include 3G cellular radio technology; WAP, Bluetooth,
and wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) and mesh networking, mobile devices architecture, OS, and software tools;
smart cards, PDA, and handheld computers; Internet/Intranet security; UPnP and Jini for service discovery in
mobile ad hoc networks (Manet); Java for mobile computing, mobile IPv6, network security, P2P, web, and
cloud services, etc.
Prerequisite: EE 450 (Computer Networks) or passing the placement test

Course Syllabus: (Lecture Topics, Reading Assignments, Lecture No. and Date)
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Course Introduction and Internet Evolution ( Chapter 1, Lectures 1 2 on Jan.12, 14, 2009)
Mobile Pervasive Devices and Mobile IPv6 (Chapters. 2, 3, 4, Lectures 3 4 on Jan 21, 26)
2G 3G GSM and CDMA (Chap. 14.1 and handout paper Lectures 5 6 on Jan.28, Feb.2)
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11) and Mesh Networking (handout papers, Lectures 7, 8 on Feb.4, 9 )
Specification of Final Project ( Lecture 9 on Feb.11 ), No class on Feb.16, a University holiday.
Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (Manet) ( Chap. 11 and handout papers, Lectures 10 11 on Feb. 18, 23)
P2P Networks and Wireless Internet Access ( Handout papers, Lectures 12, 13 on Feb.25, March 2)
Bluetooth Technology ( Chap.14.2 and handout paper, Lecture 14 on March 4)
Java, JavaCard, Palm OS, Windows CE, etc. (Chapters 6, 7, Lectures 15 16 on March 9, 11),
Interim Project Report due on March 11.
UPnP and Jini (Chap.14.2, Chap. 15, Lecture 17 on March 23 ),
Mid-Term Exam (two-hour exam, Tentative date : March 25, exact time and place yet to be announced)
P2P Content Networking and Protection (Handout paper, Lectures 18, 19 on March 30, April 1)
Wireless PKI Infrastructures ( Handout paper, Lectures 20, 21 on April 6, 8).
Network security and Cloud Computing (Handout papers , Lecture 22, 23 on April 13, 15)
Final Project Report due and Scheduling of Team Presentations in Lecture 24 on April 20,
Final Project Team Presentations (April 22, 27, and 29, schedule for about 30 teams yet to be posted)

Required Textbook: In addition to textbook, we will cover some papers selected from open sources.
Pervasive Computing (ISBN: 3-540-00218-9), Second Edition,
by Uwe Hansmann, et al, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2003.

Grading Policy and Procedures:


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Mid-term written exam tentatively scheduled for March 25, after the Spring Recess : 35 % for
campus students and 50% for off-campus DEN students (Closed book test, no makeup if missed)
Three pop quizzes for campus students only : 15% (Closed book/notes)
Final project will be done by Teams of 4 - 6 on-campus students, Off-campus students can also form
as teams if possible, or they can do the project individually with optional on-campus presentation.
Interim Project Report : 10% due March 11 before the Spring Recess.
Final Project Report due April 20: 30% for campus students or for remote students who chose to
present their work on campus; and 40% for off-campus DEN students without presentation.
Team Presentation of Final Project: 10% by all on-campus students in scheduled time on April 22,
27, and 29. All Teams must submit PPT slides for evaluation as part of the presentation score.
No class on Jan.19 and Feb.16 (University holidays) and during Spring Recess: March 16-21, 2009.