Special Issue "Advances in Vehicle Communications, Networking and Systems"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart System Infrastructure and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Glenford Mapp
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Department of Computer Science, Middlesex University, London NW4 4BT, UK
Interests: vehicular communications; connected vehicle testbeds; analytical models; edge services
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Prof. Dr. Alexey Vinel
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Guest Editor
School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, 301 18 Halmstad, Sweden
Interests: vehicular networks; networked systems; autonomous vehicles; cyber-physical systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The age of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) is advancing rapidly and will cause significant changes at the societal level. However, there is still progress to be made in this field. This Special Issue focuses on recent advances in vehicular communications, networks, and systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Vehicular Communication Technologies:

5G and 802.11p; Cloud-RAN and SDRAN; heterogeneous communication systems; propagation models; backhaul systems; future technologies for vehicular systems, including 6G, 802.11bd, Li-Fi, UAV platforms, and low-orbiting satellite systems.

Vehicular Networking:

Vehicle networking architectures, network programming paradigms, network slicing, new network and transport protocols, AI and machine learning algorithms, internet of vehicles, analytical models, and testbeds for vehicular systems.

Vehicular Systems:

Vehicular edge clouds, orchestration, mobile services, end-to-end quality-of-service guarantees, security and privacy issues, trust and reputation models, service management and application frameworks, digital twin technologies, smart transport, social internet of vehicles, new types of CAVs, applications and services, and business and economic transportation models.

We are seeking exciting articles showcasing original ideas, detailed evaluations, and insightful results.

Dr. Glenford Mapp
Prof. Dr. Alexey Vinel
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • vehicular networks
  • connected vehicle testbeds
  • analytical models
  • edge services
  • vehicular communications
  • networked systems
  • autonomous vehicles
  • cyber-physical systems
 

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Distribution of Safety Messages Using Mobility-Aware Multi-Hop Clustering in Vehicular Ad Hoc Network
Future Internet 2021, 13(7), 169; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13070169 - 29 Jun 2021
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Reliability and security when distributing safety messages among vehicles in an extremely mobile environment are prominent issues in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs). In VANET, data transfer becomes challenging because of inherent features such as excessive speed, geographically constrained topologies, unsteady communication links, diversity [...] Read more.
Reliability and security when distributing safety messages among vehicles in an extremely mobile environment are prominent issues in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs). In VANET, data transfer becomes challenging because of inherent features such as excessive speed, geographically constrained topologies, unsteady communication links, diversity in the capacity of the channel, etc. A major challenge in the multi-hop framework is maintaining and building a path under such a rigid environment. With VANET, potency in the traffic safety applications has performed well because of the proper design of medium access control (MAC) protocols. In this article, a protocol is proposed pertaining to the distribution of safety messages named mobility-aware multi-hop clustering-based MAC (MAMC-MAC) to accomplish minimum communication overhead, high reliability, and delivery of safety messages in real-time environments. MAMC-MAC has the ability to establish clustering-based multi-hop sequence using the time-division multiple access (TDMA) technique. The protocol was specially developed for highway outlines to achieve network enhancement and efficient channel usage and guarantees integrity among the vehicles. The performance of the proposed protocol is evaluated using Network Simulator (NS-2), and it demonstrates its superiority over various standard protocols in terms of a number of quality-of-service (QoS)-based parameters. The criteria to select and assess these parameters are their sensitivity and importance to the safety-based applications they provide. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Vehicle Communications, Networking and Systems)
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