Special Issue "Connected Vehicles"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016).
Interests: wireless ad hoc and sensor networks; mesh networks; vehicular ad hoc networks
Interests: wireless networks; Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); design, modeling, and implementation of computer networks; power aware routing protocols; quality of service for mobile ad hoc networks; pervasive computing; protocols for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
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Interests: intelligent transportation systems; mobile and wireless networks; intelligent infrastructures and telematics
It has been more than ten years since vehicular networks burst into communications and networking. After transferring research and solutions from the mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) area, we are now immersed in a great many specialized approaches providing adapted connectivity among vehicles and with infrastructure. Geographical routing, delay tolerant and overlay networks, or opportunistic networking, are some of the capabilities that hybridize with the trendy research fields of Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, Urban Mobility, and, generally, the Future Internet.
General technological standardization bodies, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) or the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), are working towards reference architectures and protocols to allow future vehicles to “talk” the same language. Even more particular organizations, such as Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), for the case of the automotive sector, and the broadly-known Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), for Internet protocols, are also working on enhanced technologies in the line of cooperative systems for vehicles.
With no doubt, we are experiencing an inflection point in the research about connected vehicles. Given that base technologies are being decided, it is the moment of working on emerging routing and service-level advances that set the basis for future developments. For this reason, this special issue wants to exploit this momentum in vehicular telematics by inviting researches in the area to contribute with original works as well as review articles in the fields of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET), Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS), and routing, middleware, and application services in the vehicular domain.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) for inter-vehicle communications.
- Highly Heterogeneous VANET Systems integrating V2X and traffic offloading.
- Software Defined VANETs.
- Information Centric Networking (ICN) in the context of VANETs.
- Delay-tolerant and opportunistic networks.
- Infrastructure-based vehicular networks.
- Application-Aware VANET networking
- Advances in VANET communication protocols and services.
- IPv6 communications and mobility in vehicular scenarios.
- Vehicular sensor networks (VSN).
- Cooperative unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
- Experimental evaluation in the field.
- Location-based services for vehicles.
- Security and privacy in vehicular networks.
- IoT in vehicular scenarios.
- Cooperative solutions for vulnerable road users safety.
- 5G in vehicular communications.
Dr. Pedro M. Ruiz Martinez
Prof. Juan-Carlos Cano
Dr. José Santa Lozano
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