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International Journal of Vehicular Technology
Volume 2014, Article ID 969076, 15 pages
Review Article

Broadcasting in Connected and Fragmented Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Received 20 September 2013; Revised 13 December 2013; Accepted 14 December 2013; Published 9 March 2014

Academic Editor: Martin Reisslein

Copyright © 2014 Sara Najafzadeh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper starts with an overview of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) and their characteristics. Then this paper reviews diverse applications of VANETs and the requirements of these applications. In addition it reviews VANETs standards, different broadcasting presented in a variety of studies, and also associated issues with data dissemination in connected and fragmented vehicular networks to solve broadcast storm problem and temporary disconnected VANETs. The discussion will be about the encountered challenges and presented solutions with respect to the related issues, based on the literature and strength and weakness of each protocol.