Roadside Networks for Vehicular Communications: Architectures, Applications, and Test Fields

Roadside Networks for Vehicular Communications: Architectures, Applications, and Test Fields

Robil Daher (Rostock University, Germany) and Alexey Vinel (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)
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Release Date: October, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 338
ISBN13: 9781466622234|ISBN10: 1466622237|EISBN13: 9781466622241|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2223-4


Vehicular Communication Networks (VCNs) is a technology aim for improving traffic safety and efficiency in different road systems and networks. VCNs offer an efficient communication platform for intelligent transportation systems and related services, as well as multimedia and date services.

Roadside Networks for Vehicular Communications: Architectures, Applications, and Test Fields attempts to close the gap between science and technology in the field of roadside backbones for VCNs. This collection will be useful not only for researchers and engineers at universities, but for students in the fields of wireless communication networks, especially vehicular communication networks, and backbone networks as well.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Real-Time Applications
  • Roadside Backbone Networks
  • Roadside Networks
  • RSU Deployment
  • Vehicular ad hoc networks
  • Vehicular Communication Networks
  • Vehicular Sensor Networks

Reviews and Testimonials

Thirteen papers envision vehicular ad-hoc networks that use vehicles as mobile nodes to create a communication network and survey ongoing research efforts in wireless backhauling solutions, roadside units, and information dissemination. The contributors propose an intelligent distributed QoS control scheme, a quality-aware data aggregation technique, a data dissemination protocol for vehicular sensor networks, and a visible light communication broadcast system integrated with LED traffic lights.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Robil Daher is a scientific assistant at the Chair of Computer Architecture at the University of Rostock (Germany). He received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering from Tishreen University (Syria) in 1996, and his Ph.D. from Rostock University in 2007 in the field of load balancing and QoS for wireless networks. In 1997 he is awarded certificate and prize by Ministry of Higher Education (Syria) for excellent achievements and also for being the best student among the graduates. His research interests include vehicular communication networks, wireless ad hoc networks, heterogeneous wireless networks, resource and mobility management, QoS and load balancing, and routing protocols. He is also interested in inter-planetary communication networks and bionic-inspired solutions for performance enhancement of wireless networks. He is organiser of several workshops and author/co-author of several scientific publications. He is member of several scientific organizations and has recently established the community “Routing Lexicon” for studying and classification of routing mechanisms and protocols of different technologies. He is the head of the workgroup wireless networks at the Chair of Computer Architecture and currently works as a team manager in the project Wi-Roads (Wireless Infrastructure Networks for high-speed Roads). Additionally, He currently works on his next book “theory of load distribution”.
Alexey Vinel received the B.S. (Hons.) and M.S. (Hons.) degrees in information systems from Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, St.-Petersburg, Russia, in 2003 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. (candidate of science) degree in technical sciences from the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, in 2007. He is currently a Researcher with the Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland. He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed international journals (including ones, which are top-rated in telecommunications, such as IEEE JSAC, IEEE TVT, etc.) and conference proceedings. His research interests include multiple-access protocols and intelligent transportation systems. He has been a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation since 2008 and a member of organizing and technical committees of many international conferences. He has been a Senior Member of IEEE and Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters since 2012.