This sub-group discusses challenges and research topics related to VANET.
Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET) have been envisioned to play an important role in the future wireless communication service market for safety communications as well as for information and entertainment applications. Examples of safety-oriented applications for VANET are the notifications of emergency situations, such as car accidents or bad weather conditions. Applications in VANET can be deployed by using vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications (e.g., the downloading of music and video files), or vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, such as in distributed games played among passengers in neighboring vehicles. Our current research topics in VANET include: MAC protocols and cross-layer design, resource management, clustering and routing overhead in VANET, IP mobility and IPv6 deployment in VANET, capacity and mobility connectivity, mobility models for vehicular networks, and data dissemination.
- Congratulations to Nan Cheng, who successfully defended his PhD thesis "Opportunistic Spectrum Utilization for Vehicular Communication Networks" on May 30, 2016.
- Dr. Miao Wang, Ran Zhang and Nan Cheng have received the prestigious 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad.
- Dr. Sailesh Bharati successfully defended his PhD thesis "Link-Layer Cooperative Communication in Vehicular Networks".
- Prof. Shen has been inducted as an RSC (The Royal Society of Canada) Fellow, November 2015.
- The paper titled "Enabling Efficient and Wide-Coverage Vehicular Content Distribution over TV White Spaces", by H. Zhou, N. Cheng, N. Zhang, S. Wu, L. Gui, Q. Yu, X. Shen, and F. Bai, was honored with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Proc. WCSP'15, Nanjing, China, Oct. 15 - 17, 2015.
- A new book from our group is published, N. Cheng and X. Shen,Opportunistic Spectrum Utilization in Vehicular Communication Networks, SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Springer Verlag, (ISBN-10: 3319204440, ISBN-13: 978-3319204444), 2015.
- A new book from our group is published, H. Zhou, L. Gui, Q. Yu, and X. Shen, Cooperative Vehicular Communications in the Drive-thru Internet, SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Springer Verlag, (ISBN-10: 331920453X, ISBN-13: 978-3319204536), 2015.
- Dr. Miao Wang successfully defended her PhD thesis "Capacity Analysis in Different Systems Exploiting Mobility of VANETs"..
- Dr. Khadige Abboud successfully defended her PhD thesis "Node Cluster Stability in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks", and is a PDF in University of Waterloo
- The paper titled "Opportunistic WiFi Offloading in Vehicular Environment: A Queueing Analysis" by N. Cheng, N. Lu, N. Zhang, X. Shen, and J.W. Mark was honored with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Globecom 2014, Austin, TX, USA, Dec. 8 - Dec. 12, 2014.
- The paper titled "A Semi-distributed V2V Fast Charging Strategy based on Price Control" by M. Wang, M. Ismail, R. Zhang, X. Shen, E. Serpedin, and K. A. Qaraqe was honored with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Globecom 2014, Austin, TX, USA, Dec. 8 - Dec. 12, 2014.
- The paper titled "Impact of node mobility on single-hop cluster overlap in vehicular ad hoc networks" by K. Abboud and W. Zhuang was honored with the Best Paper Award in the 17th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM). The conference was held at Montreal, QC, Canada, September 21-26, 2014.
- Our team (Hassan Omar, Sailesh Bharati, and Ning Lu) won the 2nd place for Valeo Innovation Challenge among 969 teams from 455 univ. and 55 countries.
- Prof. Shen and some BBCR members participated in "WE Innovate", the annual research exhibition of the Faculty of Engineering in University of Waterloo, on November 19, 2014. One of our posters (Hassan Omar, Sailesh Bharati, and Ning Lu) has won the best poster award.
- U.S. may force cars to communicate with each other
- The paper titled "Delay analysis of VeMAC supporting periodic and event-driven safety messages in VANETs" by H. Omar, W. Zhuang, and L. Li was honored with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Globecom 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 9 - Dec. 13, 2013.
- Dr. Tom H. Luan is a Lecturer at the Deakin University, Australia.
- Dr. Rongxing Lu is an Assistant Professor at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
- Bong Jun Cho is an Assistant Professor (The State University of New York Korea).
- Sanaa Taha is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Technology, Faculty of Computer and Information, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
- Ning Lu received a student travel grant for IEEE WCNC 2013.
- The paper titled "Performance Analysis of Cooperative ADHOC MAC for Vehicular Networks" by Sailesh Bharati and Professor Weihua Zhuang was honored with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE Globecom 2012, Anaheim, California, USA, Dec. 03-07, 2012.