Special Issue "Advances in Vehicular Communications: Protocols, Applications, and Services"

A special issue of Vehicles (ISSN 2624-8921).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurul I. Sarkar
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Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: network and communications; network protocols; electronics design, vehicular ad hoc network; network design, modelling, and performance evaluation; 5G; IoT; UAV networks, wireless sensor network
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vehicular Communications (VC) is one of the emerging research fields in Vehicular Communication Networks. It involves communications among vehicles as well as roadside units and infrastructure. However, VC can play an active role to make vehicles safer on the road and contribute significantly in the design and deployment of autonomous vehicles worldwide. We are looking for original contributions in this Special Issue of Vehicles titled “Advances in Vehicular Communications: Protocols, Applications, and Services”.

Topics include but are not limited to protocol design, testing, and performance evaluation; system design, modeling, and simulation; routing protocol design and performance evaluation; new techniques for handling mobility and handover; energy efficient protocol design and testing; enhancing safety of vehicles; driver safety applications; machine learning-based vehicle detection algorithms; and standardization of protocols.

Dr. Nurul I. Sarkar
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Vehicles is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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Towards Improved Vehicular Information-Centric Networks by Efficient Caching Discovery
Vehicles 2020, 2(3), 453-467; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/vehicles2030025 - 04 Jul 2020
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The number of connected cars and the massive consumption of digital content on the Internet have increased daily. However, the high mobility of the vehicles, coming from patterns’ variation over time, makes efficient large-scale content distribution quite challenging. In light of this, the [...] Read more.
The number of connected cars and the massive consumption of digital content on the Internet have increased daily. However, the high mobility of the vehicles, coming from patterns’ variation over time, makes efficient large-scale content distribution quite challenging. In light of this, the emerging Vehicular Named Data Network (VNDN) architecture provides support for content-centric network communications and caching capabilities, which allows reliable and larger-scale content delivery over Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs). This notwithstanding, the high number of interest packets in VNDN tends to introduce broadcast storm occurrences during the cache discovery process. Thus, network performance degradation comes up for the influence of both increased packet loss rates and delays on content recovery during communication between vehicles. This work proposes a new cache discOVEry pRoTocol (OVERT VNDN), which combines the computational geometry and degree centrality concepts to tackle the VNDN performance degradation challenges and issues. The main idea behind OVERT VNDN is to choose the most appropriate relay vehicles to engage interest packets’ delivery within the VNDN, seeking to achieve higher network performance by optimizing broadcast storm incidence. The obtained results suggest that OVERT VNDN outperforms its competitor in the following key performance indicators: (i) improving the cache discovery process by 120.47%; (ii) enhancing the content delivery rate by 43%; and (iii) reducing the number of interest packets by 80.99%. Full article
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