QIP Short Term Course on Recent Advances in Network Algorithms

9th September - 13th September, 2013

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India

Important Dates

  • 3rd August 2013 (Extended): Submission of application form along with sponsorship certificate.

  • 5th August 2013: Selected Candidates list put up in website.

  • 7th August 2013 (12 Noon): Submission of scan copy of caution money draft via email to course coordinator. (Original should be mailed after selection as soon as possible)




Network algorithms play a major role in today’s network scenarios. With the advent of many new types of network such as ad hoc network, sensor network, p2p networks, delay tolerant networks, social networks, there is a scope for solving classical theoretical problems in these new settings. For example, wireless sensor network algorithms must be designed to take care of the energy constraints of such networks. In Ad hoc networks, mobility is an issue and ad hoc organization of nodes is the principle. Dealing with churn is a primary issue in p2p networks. Also different mathematical tools such as randomization, approximation techniques, game theory etc has opened up new research areas in these domains. Also each of these domains has great research potential. Hence the major objective of this course proposal is to enlighten the people about these recent advances in Network Algorithms. We plan to cover the following topics:

  • Algorithms for dynamic networks
  • Application of mathematical tools for various problems in networks


Course Contents

The short term course aims to include the following themes:

  • Network Design.
  • Delay-Tolerant Network Algorithms and Applications.
  • Wireless Sensor Network.
  • Game Theoretic Approach for Networking Problems.
  • Complex Networks and its Properties.
  • Peer –to-Peer Networks and Algorithms.
  • Social Network Problems.
  • Network Security Issues and Algorithms
  • Adaptive Network Algorithms.



Faculty members will be from the Department of CSE, IIT Guwahati. Moreover, few external speakers with expertise in related area will also be invited for lectures.


Course Material

Short notes, slides and reference materials will be provided on CD/printed form.



The course is open mainly to teachers of Engineering colleges and polytechnics approved by AICTE. No course fee is charged for participants sponsored by AICTE approved institutions. However, Rs 1000/- caution-money has to be sent by the provisionally selected participants, which will be returned only when participant joins the course. Eligible participants from other governments departments and industries have to pay a course fee of Rs. 2500/- and Rs.5000/- respectively per person and they must meet the T.A. and D.A. from their own organization. The payment is to be made by demand draft drawn on any nationalised bank in favour of QIP, IIT Guwahati, payable at Guwahati.


Financial Assistanship

A limited number of participants from AICTE recognized institutions will be eligible for AC III tier railway fare via the shortest route from the place of work and free lodging and boarding during the course period. Candidates attending the course in full only will be eligible for TA and DA. For all other participants no TA/DA will be paid.
Please note that Tatkal reservation charges will not be reimbursed.


Boarding and Lodging

Boarding and lodging facilities will be provided for the selected candidates from AICTE approved institutions in the student’s hostels of the institute(based on room availability). However, lodging can be arranged in the Institute Guest House on payment of rent subject to availability.
Double bedded AC/Non-AC Room
Single occupancy: Rs. 450/- per day
Double occupancy: Rs. 550/- per day


About IIT Guwahati

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity was established in 1994. The IIT Guwahati campus stands on a sprawling 285 hectares of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 20 km from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on other sides, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning. Guwahati city is the gateway to beautiful NE region of the country and linked with all major cities by rail, road and air. Buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis are available from Guwahati City to the IIT Guwahati Campus. Institute buses are available at frequent intervals from the city to IITG campus and also within the campus. In city the institute buses starts from the Hotel President at Pan Bazaar (about 0.5 km from Guwahati Railway Station).