University of Oulu

Tutorial AM1 08.30-11.30:
Theoretical Performance Bounds and Capacity Limits

The tutorial will be an overview of the current research activity focusing on the capacity of wireless ad-hoc networks. The tutorial will be divided in three parts:

  • Definition of the problem, current state of affairs, and overview of approaches,
  • Capacity of asymptotically large wireless ad hoc networks. The Gupta/Kumar approach, and more recent developments,
  • Capacity regions of networks with a finite number of nodes. Unfortunately, research in this area is fragmented, with no unifying approach having been widely adopted at the moment. However, all works in the field share some common elements. We will go over three to four outstanding contributions that have appeared recently.