Special Issue "Advances in Internet of Vehicles (IoV)"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2019)
Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is a specialized form of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) that refer to decentralized networks, where vehicles or nodes cooperate with each other to achieve a common goal. VANETs are envisioned to play an essential role in future smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios, allowing vehicles to exchange critical information among them (vehicle-to-vehicle communications, V2V) and with the existing traffic infrastructure (vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, V2I). Applications, such as collision avoidance, route planning, traffic congestion measurement, mobile sensing, warning systems, centric-information systems, intelligent transportation systems, and so on, will be possible thank to the cooperation of vehicles via wireless communications in single and multi-hop ways.
To the aim of accomplishing such challenging applications, several issues should be addressed and solved by the research community, such as efficient wireless communication technologies, secure and robust communication protocols, optimal deployments of road site units, mobility prediction, autonomous driving, performance evaluation, and real testbeds, among others. Although many research works can be found in the current literature, many issues are still far to be solved. Consequently, this Special Issue on IoV/VANETs is aimed at publishing ground-breaking research, projects, and standardization efforts that have been done in the area of vehicular communications.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Routing protocols for IoV
- Data dissemination protocols for IoV
- Broadcasting algorithms for IoV
- Secure communications for V2V and V2I communications
- Deployment of RSU for V2I communications
- Wireless Technologies for VANETs
- Mobility models for VANETs
- Performance evaluation of IoV
- Opportunistic networks in vehicular scenarios
- Real testbeds
- Simulation tools for IoV
- 5G in vehicular networking
- Autonomous vehicles for IoV
- Smart cities
- Cooperative applications of IoV and UAVs
- Machine learning techniques applied to IoV
- Evolutionary computation approaches for IoV
Dr. Daniel Gutiérrez Reina
Dr. Vishal Sharma
Dr. Kathiravan Srinivasan
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- Communication Protocols
- Performance Evaluation
- Simulation Tools
- Smart Cities