Monday, February 9, 2009

Seminar Report and Presentation

So today I had to present my Seminar presentation which consisted of explaining and presenting the report I previously wrote during the semester. The report was a resume of a collection of many papers about Mobile Ad Hoc Networks for Video Multicast. The seminar was titled as Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems: Modern Group Communication Mechanisms, supervised by Dr. Boris Koldehofe, under the Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Universitaet Stuttgart. So this seminar first began by selecting a topic, which in my case was: MANETs: Multicast Routing in Mobile Ad-hoc networks. Then lots of papers had to be read and relevant information had to be written in a 10 page report. Afterwards, a 45 mins presentation had to be presented, explaining to an audience what your topic and report was about, then followed by a 15 mins discussion with questions and answers. It was the first time for me to present such a long presentation.. and it took plenty of time to organize it to fill the time I was given.. but I would like to say that it went good in a certain way!

If we go more into details about the presentation, well, it first began by an introduction about MANETS (Mobile Ad Hoc Networks). The definition of MANETs was given, some applications were stated, along with some problems and constraints. Then the reason why multicast is important in MANETs was said. After this introduction, a section was made about multicast overview. In this overview, the definition, some applications, requirements or constraints and problems about video multicast were stated. Then a comparison about multicast tree and mesh approaches was discussed where their definitions, advantages and disadvantages and an example protocol using each one of them were given. Afterwards, the On-Demand Multicast Routing Protocol (ODMRP) and the Multicast Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector (MAODV) routing protocols were explained in details, giving examples, pros and cons for each one of them. Finally a new routing protocol: Multiple Tree Multicast Ad Hoc On Demand Distance Vector (MT-MAODV) was presented with an example to clarify it and some evaluations.

I think I learned a lot from this seminar and maybe my work can help someone so feel free to check it out! :)

N.B. The presentation was done using MS PowerPoint because some effects were not well displayed using OO Impress, so I would advice to open the ppt file with MS PowerPoint.. Sorry for any inconvenience..

ATDS - Seminar Report

ATDS - Seminar Presentation

1 comment:

  1. hehehe: