The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Virtual Localisation for Robust Geographic Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks


Speaker: Dr. Ahmet Sekercioglu
Affiliation: Monash University, Australia
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 12:00-13:00 EET
Host: Andreas Pitsillides (Andreas.Pitsillides AT

Geographic routing protocols are well suited to wireless sensor networks because of their modest resource requirements A major limiting factor in their implementation is the requirement of location information. The virtual localisation algorithm provides the functionality of geographic routing without any knowledge of node locations by constructing a virtual coordinate system. It differs from similar algorithms by improving efficiency – greedy routing performs significantly better over virtual locations than over physical locations. The algorithm was tested and evaluated in a real network environment.

Short Bio:
Dr. Ahmet Sekercioglu is a member of the academic staff at the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He was the leader of the Applications Program of Australian Telecommunications CRC until the completion of the centre's research activities (December 2007). He has completed his PhD degree at Swinburne University of Technology, BSc and MSc degrees (all in Electrical and Electronics Engineering) at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He lectured at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia for 8 years. Prior to his academic career, he held numerous positions as a research engineer in private industry. He has published 14 journal articles, 2 book chapters, 56 conference papers and has filed 2 patents. His recent research is in distributed algorithms for self-organization in wireless networks. He is also working in the application of intelligent control techniques for multiservice networks as complex, distributed systems. His e-mail address is and his Web site can be found at

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