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).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pedro M. Ruiz Martinez
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Guest Editor
Dept. Information and Communications Engineering (DIIC) Fac. Informatica, Campus de Espinardo s/n E-30071, Murcia, Spain
Interests: wireless ad hoc and sensor networks; mesh networks; vehicular ad hoc networks
Prof. Dr. Juan-Carlos Cano
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Department of Computer Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
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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Dr. José Santa Lozano
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Guest Editor
University Centre of Defence at the Spanish Air Force Academy San Javier, Spain
Interests: intelligent transportation systems; mobile and wireless networks; intelligent infrastructures and telematics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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Reducing Side-Sweep Accidents with Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2016, 5(4), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan5040019 - 14 Dec 2016
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Side-sweep accidents are one of the major causes of loss of life and property damage on highways. This type of accident is caused by a driver initiating a lane change while another vehicle is blocking the road in the target lane. In this [...] Read more.
Side-sweep accidents are one of the major causes of loss of life and property damage on highways. This type of accident is caused by a driver initiating a lane change while another vehicle is blocking the road in the target lane. In this article, we are trying to quantify the degree to which different implementations of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication could reduce the occurrence of such accidents. We present the design of a simulator that takes into account common sources of lack of driver awareness such as blind-spots and lack of attention. Then, we study the impact of both traditional, non-technological communication means such as turning signals as well as unidirectional and bidirectional V2V communications. Full article
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Priority-Based Content Delivery in the Internet of Vehicles through Named Data Networking
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2016, 5(4), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan5040017 - 22 Nov 2016
Cited by 10
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Named Data Networking (NDN) has been recently proposed as a prominent solution for content delivery in the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), where cars equipped with a variety of wireless communication technologies exchange information aimed to support safety, traffic efficiency, monitoring and infotainment applications. [...] Read more.
Named Data Networking (NDN) has been recently proposed as a prominent solution for content delivery in the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), where cars equipped with a variety of wireless communication technologies exchange information aimed to support safety, traffic efficiency, monitoring and infotainment applications. The main NDN tenets, i.e., name-based communication and in-network caching, perfectly fit the demands of time- and spatially-relevant content requested by vehicles regardless of their provenance. However, existing vehicular NDN solutions have not been targeted to wisely ensure prioritized traffic treatment based on the specific needs of heterogeneous IoV content types. In this work, we propose a holistic NDN solution that, according to the demands of data traffic codified in NDN content names, dynamically shapes the NDN forwarding decisions to ensure the appropriate prioritization. Specifically, our proposal first selects the outgoing interface(s) (i.e., 802.11, LTE) for NDN packets and then properly tunes the timing of the actual transmissions. Simulation results show that the proposed enhancements succeed in achieving differentiated traffic treatment, while keeping traffic load under control. Full article
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