On the Potential of Generic Modeling for VANET Data Aggregation Protocols

Stefan Dietzel, Frank Kargl, Geert Heijenk, Florian Schaub

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    In-network data aggregation is a promising communication mechanism to reduce bandwidth requirements of applications in vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). Many aggregation schemes have been proposed, often with varying features. Most aggregation schemes are tailored to specific application scenarios and for specific aggregation operations. Comparative evaluation of different aggregation schemes is therefore difficult. An application centric view of aggregation does also not tap into the potential of cross application aggregation. Generic modeling may help to unlock this potential. We outline a generic modeling approach to enable improved comparability of aggregation schemes and facilitate joint optimization for different applications of aggregation schemes for VANETs. This work outlines the requirements and general concept of a generic modeling approach and identifies open challenges.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference
    Place of Publication978-1-4244-9524-5
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9524-5
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2010
    EventIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2010 - Jersey City, United States
    Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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    PublisherIEEE Communications Society


    ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2010
    Abbreviated titleVNC
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityJersey City
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    • IR-75230
    • METIS-276737
    • Data aggregation
    • Modeling
    • EWI-19094
    • Scalability
    • bandwidth-limited wireless communication
    • vehicular ad hoc networks
    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • VANET

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