An Ad-Hoc Opportunistic Dissemination Protocol for Smartphone-based Participatory Traffic Monitoring

Okan Türkes, Fatjon Seraj, Johan Scholten, Nirvana Meratnia, Paul J.M. Havinga

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    This study introduces an ad-hoc opportunistic data dissemination protocol, called VADISS, that facilitates participatory traffic monitoring applications with smartphones. As a ubiquitous alternative to existing vehicular networking methods, VADISS uses the default WiFi interfaces universally adopted by today's mobile devices. The routing is enabled with intermittent service advertisements and discoveries, and the data exchange is provided via built-in IEEE 802.11 beacon frames. VADISS orients neither association nor connection between devices, is not based on any road-side unit, and thus is readily available for vehicular end-use applications. Together with a smartphone-based online road monitoring application, VADISS has been tested in a real- traffic setup to assess the data dissemination performance. With the increasing coverage, quite promising efficiency has been reached, especially for routing of critical traffic information.
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    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 82nd IEEE International Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall 2015)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-8091-8
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2015
    Event82nd IEEE International Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2015 - Boston, United States
    Duration: 6 Sept 20159 Sept 2015
    Conference number: 82

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    PublisherIEEE Vehicular Technology Society


    Conference82nd IEEE International Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2015
    Abbreviated titleVTC Fall 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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    • EWI-26689
    • 802.11
    • Ad hoc networks
    • Anomaly Detection
    • Mobile Ad hoc Networks
    • Road Monitoring
    • IR-99214
    • Vehicular Networks
    • Traffic Monitoring
    • Smart phones
    • Opportunistic Networks
    • METIS-315530
    • Wi-Fi

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