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Special Issue "Vehicular Network Communications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Richard W. Pazzi

Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada
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Interests: Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks; Wireless Sensor Networks; Vehicular Communications; Protocol and Algorithm Design; Network Simulation; Performance Evaluation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) is a novel and growing paradigm that enables seamless communication among vehicles, roadside infrastructure, and wireless devices. Vehicular communication networks are gaining the attention of academic, government, and industry sectors. A vehicular network has the potential to contribute to safer and more efficient transportation systems by providing a diversity of services and timely information to drivers, passengers and authorities. Existing and envisioned applications range from arterial management, adaptive signal control, accident avoidance warnings, parking lot controls, speed limits, lane management, and traffic management, to vehicle-to-vehicle-based applications such as collision avoidance, collision notification, driver assistance, intelligent navigation, adaptive cruise control, and precision parking).

The aim of this special edition journal is to attract and publish high quality peer–reviewed papers in the area of mobile and vehicular communications. The editorial board invites researchers to contribute to the field of vehicular communications, including vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) types of communication. Therefore, the scope of this journal includes, but is not limited to, the following topics related to vehicular networks:

  • Data Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
  • Routing in Vehicular Networks
  • Data Hovering in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and vehicle-to-everything protocols and algorithms
  • Modelling and Analysis of Vehicular Network Protocols
  • Simulation of Vehicular Networks
  • Performance evaluation of vehicular network protocols
  • Scalability issues in Large-scale Vehicular Networks
  • Vehicular Sensor Networks
  • Security issues in vehicular communications
  • Testbeds and testing
  • In-car wireless networks
  • Vehicular networks and IoT
  • Vehicular Cloud Networks
  • Vehicular Network Applications

Dr. Richard W. Pazzi
Guest Editor

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  • Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
  • Vehicular Communications
  • Protocol Design and Evaluation
  • VANETs
  • Large-Scale Vehicular Networks
  • VANET Applications

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Open AccessArticle Intersection-Based Link-Adaptive Beaconless Forwarding in Urban Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks
Sensors 2019, 19(5), 1242; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19051242
Received: 3 January 2019 / Revised: 25 January 2019 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 12 March 2019
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Remote monitoring applications in urban vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) enable authorities to monitor data related to various activities of a moving vehicle from a static infrastructure. However, urban environment constraints along with various characteristics of remote monitoring applications give rise to significant hurdles [...] Read more.
Remote monitoring applications in urban vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) enable authorities to monitor data related to various activities of a moving vehicle from a static infrastructure. However, urban environment constraints along with various characteristics of remote monitoring applications give rise to significant hurdles while developing routing solutions in urban VANETs. Since the urban environment comprises several road intersections, using their geographic information can greatly assist in achieving efficient and reliable routing. With an aim to leverage this information, this article presents a receiver-based data forwarding protocol, termed Intersection-based Link-adaptive Beaconless Forwarding for City scenarios (ILBFC). ILBFC uses the position information of road intersections to effectively limit the duration for which a relay vehicle can stay as a default forwarder. In addition, a winner relay management scheme is employed to consider the drastic speed decay in vehicles. Furthermore, ILBFC is simulated in realistic urban traffic conditions, and its performance is compared with other existing state-of-the-art routing protocols in terms of packet delivery ratio, average end-to-end delay and packet redundancy coefficient. In particular, the results highlight the superior performance of ILBFC, thereby offering an efficient and reliable routing solution for remote monitoring applications. Full article
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