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Advances in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networking and Applications

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Vehicular ad hoc networking (VANET), based on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, has been identified as a key technology for improving road safety and transport efficiency and also supporting on-road infotainment, for instance, Internet access, to ensure wireless ubiquitous connectivity on the road. VANET may significantly improve our daily commute lives, especially driving experience.

Recently, the great potential of this technology has attracted much attention from worldwide governments and industries, which have funded a number of large partnerships or projects, such as Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP) and Automobile Collision Avoidance System (ACAS), as well as new initiatives such as Cooperative Intersection Collision Avoidance Systems (CICAS). Furthermore, academic conferences and workshops on VANET are beginning to grow in popularity (e.g., VANET, VNC, V2VCOM, and VDTN).

It is worth noting that the unique features of VANET can lead to many interesting and new research areas. VANET has different characteristics from other conventional wireless networking paradigms. For example, due to rapid topology changes as vehicles move around, VAENT resembles ad hoc networking to some extent.

Meanwhile, vehicular-related applications often have more stringent communication performance requirements in terms of, for instance, extremely high reliability and very low latency. Furthermore, vehicles in general are constrained to move within road networks, resulting in a different mobility model/pattern than those considered in ad hoc networks. Overall, the purpose of this special issue is to show the variety of research being conducted in VANET area. In particular, this special issue will focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of VANET and its applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Channel modeling and PHY-layer mechanisms in V2X communications
  • Channel allocation and management for VANET
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Routing protocol for VANET
  • Congestion control and scalability issues
  • Cross-layer protocol design
  • Vehicular location and mobility management
  • Socially optimized navigation based on real-time traffic information
  • Security and privacy aspects of VANET
  • Cooperative sensing using vehicles
  • Relative positioning techniques supported by VANET
  • Safety and nonsafety applications by VANET
  • Evaluation, testing, and validation: tools and testbeds
  • Human-in-the-loop VANET system designs

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijdsn/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijdsn/vanet/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 12 April 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 5 July 2013
Publication DateFriday, 30 August 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Liusheng Huang, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

Guest Editors

  • Chunming Qiao, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Limin Sun, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Shukui Zhang, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
  • Xu Li, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA