The Internet of Things is a vision in which miniature low-power wireless devices are embedded into surrounding physical objects—things—to make these objects members of the global network. To this end, the devices have to support the fundamental Internet technology: routing.

However, traditional routing algorithms for the Internet are poorly suited for the resource-constrained wireless micro-devices. Likewise, existing algorithms targeting such devices have their limitations. More specifically, they are either practical, in the sense that they are used in actual real-world deployments, or scalable, in the sense that they can support networks comprising thousands of nodes, but not both.

Our project thus aims to develop a routing protocol for networks of low-power wireless micro-devices that would be simultaneously practical and scalable.


The following scientific publications are results of the project:

  1. Banaszek, M., Rub, I., Debski, M., Paszkowska, A., Kisiel, M., Lazarczyk, D., Glogowska, E., Gumienny, P., Siluszyk, C., Ciolkosz, P., Lysiak, J., Dubiel, W., Acedanski, S., Horban, P., and Iwanicki, K.: “Lessons from Communication Problems that Nearly Jeopardized Development of Hardware-Software Support for a 1000-Device IoT Testbed,” In EWSN 2020: Proceedings of the 2020 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks, FAILSAFE Workshop, Lyon, France, February 2020, pp. 259–264, URL: https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.5555/3400306.3400357. [slides]
  2. Paszkowska, A. and Iwanicki, K.: “Failure Handling in RPL Implementations: A Qualitative Study,” in Mission-Oriented Sensor Networks and Systems: Art and Science, Volume 1: Foundations (Habib M. Ammari ed.), Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, September 2019, pp. 49–95, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91146-5_3.
  3. Iwanicki, K.: “A Distributed Systems Perspective on Industrial IoT,” In ICDCS 2018: Proceedings of the 38th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Vienna, Austria, July 2018, pp. 1164–1170, DOI: 10.1109/ICDCS.2018.00116. [slides]
  4. Paszkowska, A. and Iwanicki, K.: “On Designing Provably Correct DODAG Formation Criteria for the IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL),” In DCOSS 2018: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, New York City, NY, USA, June 2018, pp. 43–52, DOI: 10.1109/DCOSS.2018.00014. (Received the Best Paper Award.) [slides]
  5. Rub, I., Acedanski, S., and Iwanicki, K.: “Ad Hoc 802.11-802.15.4 Crosstalk-Based Communication in Practice,” In EWSN 2018: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks, MadCom Workshop, Madrid, Spain, February 2018, pp. 239–244, URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3234904. [slides]
  6. Paszkowska, A. and Iwanicki, K.: “The IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-power and Lossy Networks (RPL) under Network Partitions,” In EWSN 2018: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks, Madrid, Spain, February 2018, pp. 90–101, URL: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3234860. [slides]
  7. Iwanicki, K.: “RNFD: Routing-Layer Detection of DODAG (Root) Node Failures in Low-Power Wireless Networks,” In IPSN 2016: Proceedings of the 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, Vienna, Austria, April 2016, pp. 1–12, DOI: 10.1109/IPSN.2016.7460720. [slides]

A complete list of the project leader's publications can in turn be found here.


The project was covered in the following media:

  1. Konrad Iwanicki: “Internet Rzeczy” Delta, no. 6(529), June 2018, pages 9–11, [online version in Polish].
  2. Magdalena Miernik: “Kreatywnie o biznesie #5: Przyszłość pod znakiem internetu rzeczy”, Lookreatywni.pl portal, January 23, 2016, [online version in Polish].
  3. Jakub Jamrozek: “Polak w sieci. Jesteśmy pokoleniem ekranów”, Się Mówi radio show of Polish Radio 4 (Czwórka) — mostly about the information deluge and its impact on people [online version in Polish].
  4. Uniwersytet Warszawski: Pismo Uczelni, no. 5(75), winter 2015, section “W Soczewce” page 23: “Świat rzeczy inteligentnych” [online version in Polish].


Research team

Currently, the following people are involved in the project:

The following people were in turn involved in the project in the past:

  • Piotr Ciolkosz [student member]
  • Maciej Debski [student member]
  • Ewa Glogowska [student member]
  • Przemyslaw Gumienny [student member]
  • Maciej Kisiel [student member]
  • Malgorzata Koslacz [administrative assistant]
  • Dawid Lazarczyk [student member]
  • Marlena Nowinska [administrative assistant]
  • Cezary Siluszyk [student member]


Currently, there are no openings. No new recruitment process is planned.