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CONTACT: CONtext and conTent Aware CommunicaTions for QoSsupport in VANETs

English title CONTACT: CONtext and conTent Aware CommunicaTions for QoSsupport in VANETs
Applicant Braun Torsten
Number 164205
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Institut für Informatik Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Information Technology
Start/End 01.05.2016 - 30.04.2020
Approved amount 464'587.00
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Keywords (4)

vehicular ad-hoc networks; content centric networking; software defined networks; floating content

Lay Summary (German)

Lead
Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) sind Kommunikationsnetze, die zwischen den Kommunikationseinrichtungen sich bewegender Fahrzeuge aufgebaut und aufrechterhalten werden. Auch können die sogenannte Road Side Units (RSUs), d.h. feste Stationen am Strassenrand, eingebunden werden. VANETs sind aufgrund der Fahrzeugmobilität und der drahtlosen Kommunikation durch sich permanent wechselnde Parameter gekennzeichnet. Über diese VANETs können verschiedenartige Informationen zwischen den Fahrzeugen verteilt werden, z.B. Anzeigen von Bremsmanövern vorausfahrender Fahrzeuge, Staumeldungen, oder Multimediadatenströme zur Unterhaltung der Passagiere. Diese verschiedenen Informationen haben unterschiedliche Wichtigkeit und stellen sehr unterschiedliche Anforderungen bezüglich Bandbreite, verzögerung und Zuverlässigkeit an die Kommunikationssysteme und -netze. Die dynamische Umgebung erschwert die Unterstützung von Dienstqualitäten für die diversen Anwendungen.
Lay summary
Das Projekt CONTACT (CONtext and conTent Aware CommunicaTions for QoS support in VANETs) hat das Ziel eine auf neuartigen Protokollen und Mechanismen, die für das Future Internet vorgesehen sind, basierende Kommunikationsarchitektur zu entwickeln. Dazu werden drei aktuelle Ansätze verfolgt und für ihre Eignung in VANETs untersucht: Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Content-Centric Networking (CCN), und Floating Content (FC). CCN beutzt zur Adressierung keine Knotenadressen, sondern Inhaltsnamen, was vor allem in dynamischen VANETs von grossem Vorteil sein kann. SDN kann mit seinem eher zentralisierten Ansatz die Allokation von Netzressourcen effizienter gestalten. Floating Content kann zur Verteilung von lokationsabhängigen Inhalten, speziell in Verzögerungs- und Unterbrechungs-toleranten Netzen. CONTACT hat das Ziel die drei Ansätze zu integrieren und aufeinander abzustimmen. 
 
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Publications

Publication
Equipping NDN-VANETs with Directional Antennas for Efficient Content Retrieval
Kalogeiton Eirini, Iapello Domenico, Braun Torsten (2020), Equipping NDN-VANETs with Directional Antennas for Efficient Content Retrieval, in 2020 IEEE 17th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas, NV, USAIEEE, 2020 IEEE 17th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC).
A Geographical Aware Routing Protocol Using Directional Antennas for NDN-VANETs
Kalogeiton Eirini, Iapello Domenico, Braun Torsten (2019), A Geographical Aware Routing Protocol Using Directional Antennas for NDN-VANETs, in 2019 IEEE 44th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Osnabrueck, GermanyIEEE, 2019 IEEE 44th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN).
Analytical models of floating content in a vehicular urban environment
ManzoGaetano, Ajmone Marco Marsan, RizzoGianluca (2019), Analytical models of floating content in a vehicular urban environment, in Ad Hoc Networks, 88(1570-8705), 65-80.
MobiVNDN: A distributed framework to support mobility in vehicular named-data networking
Duarte Joao M., Braun Torsten, Villas Leandro A. (2019), MobiVNDN: A distributed framework to support mobility in vehicular named-data networking, in Ad Hoc Networks, 82, 77-90.
A topology-oblivious routing protocol for NDN-VANETs
Kalogeiton Eirini, Kolonko Thomas, Braun Torsten (2018), A topology-oblivious routing protocol for NDN-VANETs, in Annals of Telecommunications, 73(9-10), 577-587.
Infrastructure-Assisted Communication for NDN-VANETs
Kalogeiton Eirini, Braun Torsten (2018), Infrastructure-Assisted Communication for NDN-VANETs, in 2018 IEEE 19th International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks" (WoW, Chania, GreeceIEEE, Chania.
CDS-MEC: NFV/SDN-based Application Management for MEC in 5G Systems
Schiller E., Nikaein N., Kalogeiton E., Gasparyan M., Braun T. (2018), CDS-MEC: NFV/SDN-based Application Management for MEC in 5G Systems, in Computer Networks, 135, 96-107.
Source Mobility in Vehicular Named-Data Networking: An Overview
Duarte Joao M., Braun Torsten, Villas Leandro A. (2018), Source Mobility in Vehicular Named-Data Networking: An Overview, Springer International Publishing, Cham.
Mobility Support in Vehicular Named-Data Networking
Duarte João Monte Gomes (2018), Mobility Support in Vehicular Named-Data Networking, University of Campinas- University of Bern, University of Campinas- University of Bern.
Autonomic Communications in Software-Driven Networks
Zhao Zhongliang, Schiller Eryk, Kalogeiton Eirini, Braun Torsten, Stiller Burkhard, Garip Mevlut Turker, Joy Joshua, Gerla Mario, Akhtar Nabeel, Matta Ibrahim (2017), Autonomic Communications in Software-Driven Networks, in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 35(11), 2431-2445.
A multihop and multipath routing protocol using NDN for VANETs
Kalogeiton Eirini, Kolonko Thomas, Braun Torsten (2017), A multihop and multipath routing protocol using NDN for VANETs, in 2017 16th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Budva, MontenegroIEEE, Budva.
Is SDN the solution for NDN-VANETs?
Kalogeiton Eirini, Zhao Zhongliang, Braun Torsten (2017), Is SDN the solution for NDN-VANETs?, in 2017 16th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Budva, MontenegroIEEE, Budva.
A centralized approach for setting floating content parameters in VANETs
Di Maio Antonio, Soua Ridha, Palattella Maria Rita, Engel Thomas, Rizzo Gianluca A (2017), A centralized approach for setting floating content parameters in VANETs, in Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2017 14th IEEE Annual, Las Vegas, USA712-715, IEEE, USA712-715.
A multi-pronged approach to adaptive and context aware content dissemination in VANETs
Duarte Joao M, Kalogeiton Eirini, Soua Ridha, Manzo Gaetano, Palattella Maria Rita, Di Maio Antonio, Braun Torsten, Engel Thomas, Villas Leandro A, Rizzo Gianluca A (2017), A multi-pronged approach to adaptive and context aware content dissemination in VANETs, in Mobile Networks and Applications, 1-13.
Addressing the Effects of Low Vehicle Density in Highly Mobile Vehicular Named-Data Networks
Duarte Joao M., Braun Torsten, Villas Leandro A. (2017), Addressing the Effects of Low Vehicle Density in Highly Mobile Vehicular Named-Data Networks, in the 6th ACM Symposium, Miami, Florida, USAACM, Miami.
Coordination Mechanisms for Floating Content in Realistic Vehicular Scenario
Manzo Gaetano, Soua Ridha, Di Maio Antonio, Engel Thomas, Palattella Maria Rita, Rizzo Gianluca (2017), Coordination Mechanisms for Floating Content in Realistic Vehicular Scenario, in INFOCOM , IEEE, USA.
Feasibility of Floating Content in VANETs
Manzo Gaetano, Rizzo Gianluca A (2017), Feasibility of Floating Content in VANETs, in INFOCOM, IEEE, USA.
Geo-Based Content Sharing for Disaster Relief Applications
Rizzo Gianluca, Neukirchen Helmut (2017), Geo-Based Content Sharing for Disaster Relief Applications, in International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, 894-903, IEEE, USA894-903.
ICN/DTN for Public Safety in Mobile Networks
Schiller Eryk, Kalogeiton Eirini, Braun Torsten, Gomes André, Nikaein Navid (2017), ICN/DTN for Public Safety in Mobile Networks, Elsevier, London, 231-247.
Performance Modeling of Vehicular Floating Content in Urban Settings
Manzo Gaetano, Ajmone Marsan Marco, Rizzo Gianluca (2017), Performance Modeling of Vehicular Floating Content in Urban Settings, in International Teletraffic Conference, ITC 29, Genoa, GenovaIEEE, Genova.
Receiver Mobility in Vehicular Named Data Networking
Duarte Joao M., Braun Torsten, Villas Leandro A. (2017), Receiver Mobility in Vehicular Named Data Networking, in the Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, USAACM, Los Angeles.
SDN coordination for CCN and FC content dissemination in VANETs
Soua Ridha, Kalogeiton Eirini, Manzo Gaetano, Duarte Joao M, Palattella Maria Rita, Di Maio Antonio, Braun Torsten, Engel Thomas, Villas Leandro A, Rizzo Gianluca A (2017), SDN coordination for CCN and FC content dissemination in VANETs, in Ad Hoc Networks, Ottawa221-233, Springer, Canada221-233.
Content and context aware strategies for QoS support in VANETs
Rizzo Gianluca, Palattella Maria Rita, Braun Torsten, Engel Thomas (2016), Content and context aware strategies for QoS support in VANETs, in Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 2016 IEEE 30th International Conference on, 717-723, IEEE, Switzerland717-723.
A Deep Learning Strategy for Vehicular Floating Content Management
Manzo Gaetano, Otalora Sebastian, Ajmone Marco Marsan, Rizzo Gianluca, A Deep Learning Strategy for Vehicular Floating Content Management, in Workshop on AI in Network (WAIN)-PERFORMANCE, CoRR, TOULOUSE.

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) The CONtext and conTent Aware CommunicaTions for QoS support in VANETs (CONTACT) project Website International 2016

Awards

Title Year
Best Poster Award (foto) from the AdHoc-Now 2019 conference for the paper entitled: Floater: Post-disaster Communications via Floating Content. 2019
Best Student paper award 2017

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
184690 Intelligent Mobility Services 01.09.2019 Project funding (Div. I-III)
175514 High Mobility Support in Recursive InterNetwork Architecture 01.06.2017 International short research visits

Abstract

Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs) have been receiving a lot of interest from academia, automotive industry, and government, as they hold the potential to enable a wide range of applications and services, improving both safety and comfort on the road.One of the main drivers of vehicular communications is the support for safety applications (e.g. accident, traffic jam notifications), which together with the more recent autonomous and coordinated driving applications require low end-to-end delay and no packet loss. These applications will share the vehicular network resources with services with very different QoS requirements, such as infotainment services (e.g. live video streams, tourist information).Due to the volatility of the vehicular environment, VANETs are characterized by a dynamic topology, short-lived intermittent wireless connectivity, and a cooperative and decentralized communication paradigm. All these features make the provision of high levels of QoS in VANETs a challenging task. Even more challenging is the support of a very diverse set of QoS requirements, due to the high heterogeneity of existing and prospective vehicular applications. The main existing approaches to QoS provisioning in VANETs either tackle this issue by focusing on a single layer of the network architecture, or focus on enabling a single specific QoS class of service. The CONTACT project aims at enabling Quality of Service (QoS) support in VANETs by taking a multi-pronged, cross-layer approach, by developing a set of communication techniques, which efficiently adapt, at the same time to the highly volatile and unstable vehicular environment, to content attributes and properties, and to application performance requirements. For this purpose, CONTACT will investigate the use of three different emerging approaches: Content-Centric Networking (CCN), Software Defined Networking (SDN), and Floating Content (FC). CCN implies introducing (content) name-based addressing instead of host-based addressing. This can be beneficial for communications in highly mobile network scenarios such as vehicular networks, where host addresses are not very meaningful. SDN, with its centralized view of network resources, may help in handling efficiently dynamic (re)allocation of resources/channels, and distribution of content (e.g., by reducing amount of Geobroadcast messages). Finally, FC techniques could be used to improve content availability for delay tolerant communications. The main idea behind CONTACT is to combine and exploit the advantages offered by CCN, SDN and FC, to offer a variety of QoS levels. The improvements in communication reliability, content availability, and end-to-end delay are pursued by adopting strategies based on the type of content (alerts, driving coordination, informational) as well as on its context attributes (such as location of origin, geographical range of interest, time of validity).
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