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  • 1.
    Abramson, Norman
    et al.
    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii, USA.
    Sacchi, Claudio
    Information Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Trento, Italy.
    Bellalta, Boris
    Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
    Multiple access communications in future-generation wireless networks2012In: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, ISSN 1687-1472, E-ISSN 1687-1499, Art nr 45- p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Andreev, Sergey D.
    et al.
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Turlikov, Andrey M.
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Performance analysis of a high-speed ultra-wideband WPAN MAC2007In: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Techniques and Applications: 4 - 6 June 2007, Prague, Czech Republic ; ASMTA 2007 / [ed] Khalid Al-Begain, Armin Heindl & Miklos Telek, Sbr.-Dudweiler: Digitaldruck Pirrot GmbH , 2007, 44-49 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The current paper addresses the problem of the throughput-delay performance of a contemporary WPAN MAC standard. A brief overview of the standard functionality is first presented that allows a system model derivation. Two different acknowledgement policies are described under which the channel operation is considered. Two possible input traffic models are also considered one of them being saturation conditions under which the performance analysis is done that is further verified by means of the simulation. The obtained results show the system behavior as the number of channel users increase and allow the tuning of the protocol parameters to improve the performance.

  • 3.
    Andreev, Sergey D.
    et al.
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Performance analysis and enhancement of an ultra-wideband WPAN MAC in the presence of noise2007In: XI International Symposium on Problems of Redundancy in Information and Control Systems, Saint Petersburg, 2007, 117-122 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses the performance evaluation of the contemporary UWB WPAN standard. The basic standard functionality is described for which a system model is derived that accounts for the possible errors due to the background noise. Two realistic scenarios of the saturation conditions and the Bernoulli packet arrivals are considered to calculate the system throughput and the mean initial packet delay. The redundancy-based error detection mechanism that is implemented in the standard is discussed that allows the enhancement of the system performance. The obtained results are compared against the simulation which shows a good accordance with the analytical results and a distinct superiority of the introduced enhancement.

  • 4.
    Andreev, Sergey
    et al.
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Galinina, Olga
    Speech Technology Center, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Cross-Layer Channel-Aware Approaches for Modern Wireless Networks2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Andreev, Sergey
    et al.
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
    Galinina, Olga
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University, Finland of Technology.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University, Finland of Technology.
    Performance Evaluation of a Three Node Client Relay System2011In: International Journal of Wireless Networks and Broadband Technologies, ISSN 2155-6261, Vol. 1, no 1, 73-84 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, the authors examine a client relay system comprising three wireless nodes. Closed-form expressions for mean packet delay, as well as for throughput, energy expenditure, and energy efficiency of the source nodes are also obtained. The precision of the established parameters is verified by means of simulation.

  • 6.
    Andreev, Sergey
    et al.
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Saffer, Zsolt
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary.
    Turlikov, Andrey
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Overall Delay in IEEE 802.16 with Contention-Based Random Access2009In: / [ed] K. Al Begain, D. Fiems, G. Horvath, Heidelberg: Springer, 2009, 89-102 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Andreev, Sergey
    et al.
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Saffer, Zsolt
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary.
    Turlikov, Andrey
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Upper Bound on Overall Delay in Wireless Broadband Networks with Non Real-Time Traffic2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Andreev, Sergey
    et al.
    St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Bolshaya Morskaya street, 67, 190000, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
    Turlikov, Andrey
    St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Bolshaya Morskaya street, 67, 190000, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
    Vinel, Alexey
    St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Vasilievsky Island, Birjevaja Linija, 4, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
    Contention-Based Polling Efficiency in Broadband Wireless Networks2008In: Analytical and Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Applications: 15th International Conference, ASMTA 2008 Nicosia, Cyprus, June 4-6, 2008 Proceedings / [ed] Khalid Al-Begain, Armin Heindl, Miklós Telek, Berlin: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2008, 295-309 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses the performance of the contention-based polling techniques at the bandwidth reservation stage of IEEE 802.16 standard. A general proposition is proved, which establishes that the grouping of users in the random multiple access system does not change its capacity. Broadcast and multicast polling mechanisms are then considered, for which the throughput and the rate of the truncated binary exponential backoff algorithm are calculated for the lossy and the lossless system types, respectively. It is shown, that subject to proper optimization the performance of the aforementioned algorithm is the same for both system types. The efficiency of the symmetric user grouping is finally studied, which demonstrates that a negligible performance gain may be achieved for the cost of the increased IEEE 802.16 overhead.

  • 9.
    Andreev, Sergey
    et al.
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Turlikov, Andrey
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Symmetric User Grouping for Multicast and Broadcast Polling in IEEE 802.16 Networks2008In: Selected Lectures on Multiple Access and Queueing Systems: Revised Selected Papers from International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications - MACOM-2008 (16-17 June 2008, Saint-Petersburg) / [ed] Vladimir Vishnevsky, Alexey Vinel, Yevgeni Koucheryavy & Dirk Staehle, Saint-Petersburg: Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation , 2008, 52-62 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we address the bandwidth reservation in IEEE 802.16 standard via multicast and broadcast polling mechanisms. It is shown that symmetric user grouping with the same QoS requirements does not change the capacity of the random multiple access system. Binary exponential backoff protocol is then investigated as it is standardized for both multicast and broadcast polling. We establish that symmetric user grouping does not essentially increase the performance of this protocol.

  • 10.
    Andreev, Sergey
    et al.
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
    Gilbert-Elliot Model Parameters Derivation for the IEEE 802.11 Wireless Channel2007In: Distributed Computer and Communication Networks. Theory and Applications: Proceedings of the International Workshop. Vol.1. Moscow, Russia, September 10-12, 2007, Moscow: Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Kharkevich Institute) , 2007, 101-107 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Aujla, Gagangeet Singh
    et al.
    Thapar University, Patiala, India.
    Chaudhary, Rajat
    Thapar University, Patiala, India.
    Kumar, Neeraj
    Thapar University, Patiala, India.
    Rodrigues, Joel J. P. C.
    National Institute of Telecommunications (Inatel), Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil; University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal; ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia; University of Fortaleza (Unifor), Fortaleza, Brazil.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Data Offloading in 5G-Enabled Software-Defined Vehicular Networks: A Stackelberg-Game-Based Approach2017In: IEEE Communications Magazine, ISSN 0163-6804, E-ISSN 1558-1896, Vol. 55, no 8, 100-108 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Data offloading using vehicles is one of the most challenging tasks to perform due to the high mobility of vehicles. There are many solutions available for this purpose, but due to the inefficient management of data along with the control decisions, these solutions are not adequate to provide data offloading by making use of the available networks. Moreover, with the advent of 5G and related technologies, there is a need to cope with high speed and traffic congestion in the existing infrastructure used for data offloading. Hence, to make intelligent decisions for data offloading, an SDN-based scheme is presented in this article. In the proposed scheme, an SDNbased controller is designed that makes decisions for data offloading by using the priority manager and load balancer. Using these two managers in SDN-based controllers, traffic routing is managed efficiently even with an increase in the size of the network. Moreover, a single-leader multi-follower Stackelberg game for network selection is also used for data offloading. The proposed scheme is evaluated with respect to several parameters where its performance was found to be superior in comparison to the existing schemes. © Copyright 2017 IEEE

  • 12.
    Balasubramaniam, Sasitharan
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland .
    Lyamin, Nikita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Kleyko, Denis
    Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.
    Skurnik, Mikael
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland .
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Koucheryavy, Yevgeni
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland .
    Exploiting bacterial properties for multi-hop nanonetworks2014In: IEEE Communications Magazine, ISSN 0163-6804, E-ISSN 1558-1896, Vol. 52, no 7, 184-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Molecular communication is a relatively new communication paradigm for nanomachines where the communication is realized by utilizing existing biological components found in nature. In recent years researchers have proposed using bacteria to realize molecular communication because the bacteria have the ability to swim and migrate between locations, carry DNA contents (i.e. plasmids) that could be utilized for information storage, and interact and transfer plasmids to other bacteria (one of these processes is known as bacterial conjugation). However, current proposals for bacterial nanonetworks have not considered the internal structures of the nanomachines that can facilitate the use of bacteria as an information carrier. This article presents the types and functionalities of nanomachines that can be utilized in bacterial nanonetworks. A particular focus is placed on the bacterial conjugation and its support for multihop communication between nanomachines. Simulations of the communication process have also been evaluated, to analyze the quantity of bits received as well as the delay performances. Wet lab experiments have also been conducted to validate the bacterial conjugation process. The article also discusses potential applications of bacterial nanonetworks for cancer monitoring and therapy. © 2014 IEEE.

  • 13.
    Bellalta, Boris
    et al.
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Barcelo, Jaume
    Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
    Staehle, Dirk
    University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Oliver, Miquel
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    On the performance of packet aggregation in IEEE 802.11ac MU-MIMO WLANs2012In: IEEE Communications Letters, ISSN 1089-7798, Vol. 16, no 10, 1588-1591 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Multi-user spatial multiplexing combined with packet aggregation can significantly increase the performance of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). In this letter, we present and evaluate a simple technique to perform packet aggregation in IEEE 802.11ac MU-MIMO (Multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output) WLANs. Results show that in non-saturation conditions both the number of active stations (STAs) and the queue size have a significant impact on the system performance. If the number of STAs is excessively high, the heterogeneity of destinations in the packets contained in the queue makes it difficult to take full advantage of packet aggregation. This effect can be alleviated by increasing the queue size, which increases the chances of scheduling a large number of packets at each transmission, hence improving the system throughput at the cost of a higher delay. © 1997-2012 IEEE.

  • 14.
    Bellalta, Boris
    et al.
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Belyaev, Evgeny
    Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.11p-enabled vehicular video surveillance system2014In: IEEE Communications Letters, ISSN 1089-7798, Vol. 18, no 4, 708-711 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Prospective IEEE 802.11p-based vehicular surveillance system, where video from the vehicle on-board camera is transmitted to the management center, is considered. Multi-hop transmission from the vehicle to the nearest roadside unit and then-via other roadside units-to the gateway is addressed. In this letter we assess the feasibility of such system by analyzing the video end-to-end distortion for a target vehicle, located several hops away from the gateway, when it is alone or there are also other vehicles transmitting video. We demonstrate the importance of dynamic adaptation of the video bit rate of each vehicle depending on the number and positions of the participating vehicles. © 2014 IEEE.

  • 15.
    Bellalta, Boris
    et al.
    Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Faridi, Azadeh
    Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Staehle, Dirk
    Department of Computer Science, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.
    Barcelo, Jaume
    Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Oliver, Miquel
    Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Performance analysis of CSMA/CA protocols with multi-packet transmission2013In: Computer Networks, ISSN 1389-1286, E-ISSN 1872-7069, Vol. 57, no 14, 2675-2688 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Wireless objects equipped with multiple antennas are able to simultaneously transmit multiple packets by exploiting the channel's spatial dimensions. In this paper, we study the benefits of such Multiple Packet Transmission (MPT) approach, when it is used in combination with a Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) protocol for fully interconnected networks, addressing the interactions between the two mechanisms and showing the performance gains that can be achieved. To this end, a very simple Media Access Control (MAC) protocol that captures the fundamental properties and tradeoffs of a CSMA/CA channel access protocol supporting MPT is introduced. Using this protocol as a reference, a new analytical model is presented for the case of non-saturated traffic sources with finite buffer space. Simulation results show that the analytical model is able to accurately characterize the steady-state behavior of the reference protocol for different number of antennas and different traffic loads, providing a useful tool for understanding the performance gains achieved by MAC protocols supporting MPT. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 16.
    Bellalta, Boris
    et al.
    Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Chatzimisios, Periklis
    Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Bruno, Raffaele
    Istituto di Informatica e Telematica (IIT) / Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Pisa, Italy.
    Wang, Chonggang
    InterDigital Communications, King of Prussia, PA, USA.
    Research advances and standardization activities in WLANs2014In: Computer Communications, ISSN 0140-3664, E-ISSN 1873-703X, Vol. 39, 1-2 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Bellalta, Boris
    et al.
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Vinel, AlexeyDepartment of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland.Jonsson, MagnusHalmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).Barcelo, JaumeUniversitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.Maslennikov, RomanUniversity of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.Chatzimisios, PeriklisAlexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki Sindos, Greece.Malone, DavidNational University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.
    Multiple Access Communications: 5th International Workshop, MACOM 2012, Maynooth, Ireland, November 19-20, 2012. Proceedings2012Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The proceedings contain 18 papers. The topics discussed include: network coding as a WiMAX link reliability mechanism; initialization procedure of wireless network coding with hierarchical decode and forward strategy in random connectivity networks; a coded DHA FH OFDMA system with a noncoherent ML detector under multitone jamming; analysis of inter-RSU beaconing interference in VANETs; survey of energy efficient tracking and localization techniques in buildings using optical and wireless communication media; network coding as a WiMAX link reliability mechanism: an experimental demonstration; spectrum sensing with USRP-E110; power control for wireless networks with a limited number of channels; a measurement study for predicting throughput from LQI and RSSI; reality considerations when designing a TDMA-FDMA based link-layer for real-time WSN; and wireless groupcast routing with palette of transmission methods.

  • 18.
    Bellalta, Boris
    et al.
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain .
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Oliver, Miquel
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain .
    An upper-bound queueing model for Multi-rate Downlink SDMA systems2010In: 2010 International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops, ICUMT 2010, 2010, 1212-1217 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 19.
    Bellalta, Boris
    et al.
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Zocca, Alessandro
    Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
    Cano, Cristina
    Hamilton Institute, Maynooth, Ireland.
    Checco, Alessandro
    Hamilton Institute, Maynooth, Ireland.
    Barcelo, Jaume
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Throughput Analysis in CSMA/CA Networks Using Continuous Time Markov Networks: A Tutorial2014In: Wireless Networking for Moving Objects / [ed] Ivan Ganchev, Marília Curado, Andreas Kassler, Cham: Springer, 2014, 115-133 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book chapter introduces the use of Continuous Time Markov Networks (CTMN) to analytically capture the operation of Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) networks. It is of tutorial nature, and it aims to be an introduction on this topic, providing a clear and easy-to-follow description. To illustrate how CTMN can be used, we introduce a set of representative and cutting-edge scenarios, such as Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs), Power Line Communication networks and multiple overlapping Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs). For each scenario, we describe the specific CTMN, obtain its stationary distribution and compute the throughput achieved by each node in the network. Taking the per-node throughput as reference, we discuss how the complex interactions between nodes using CSMA/CA have an impact on system performance.

  • 20.
    Belyaev, Evgeny
    et al.
    Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Molchanov, Pavlo
    Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES). Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Koucheryavy, Yevgeni
    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    The Use of Automotive Radars in Video-Based Overtaking Assistance Applications2013In: IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems (Print), ISSN 1524-9050, E-ISSN 1558-0016, Vol. 14, no 3, 1035-1042 p., 649464Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Overtaking on rural roads may cause severe accidents when oncoming traffic is detected by a driver too late, or its speed is underestimated. Recently proposed cooperative overtaking assistance systems are based on real-time video transmission, where a video stream captured with a camera installed at the windshield of a vehicle is compressed, broadcast through the wireless channel, and displayed to the drivers of vehicles driving behind. In such a system, it is of ultimate importance to deliver video information about the opposite lane with low end-to-end latency and good visual quality. In this paper, we propose reallocating the wireless channel resources in favor of the part of the captured video frame containing the image of the oncoming vehicle. To achieve this goal, we apply automotive radar for oncoming vehicle detection, and we use the image of this vehicle as a region-of-interest (ROI) for the video rate control. We present the theoretical framework, which describes the basics of such an approach and can serve as a useful guideline for the future practical implementation of the overtaking assistance systems. The benefits of our proposal are demonstrated in relation to the practical scenario of H.264/Advance Video Coding (AVC), IEEE 802.11p/Wireless Access for Vehicular Environments (WAVE) intervehicle communication standards, and currently used automotive radars.

  • 21.
    Belyaev, Evgeny
    et al.
    Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.
    Moreschini, Sergio
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Uncoordinated multi-user video streaming in VANETs using Skype2017In: 2017 IEEE 22nd International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Real-time video delivery in Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) scenario enables a variety of multimedia vehicular services. We conduct experiments with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) transceivers located in the mutual proximity and exchanging Skype video calls traffic. We demonstrate that the lack of coordination between the users both at the application as well as Medium Access Control (MAC) layers results in problems with quality of service provisioning even for the setup without vehicular mobility. © Copyright 2017 IEEE

  • 22.
    Belyaev, Evgeny
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Poster: Target Packet Loss Selection for Inter-Packet Loss Protection for Video Streaming Over VANETs2014In: 2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) / [ed] Falko Dressler, Onur Altintas, Suman Banerjee, Björn Scheuermann & David Eckhoff, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2014, 197-198 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This work is dedicated to a live video streaming in vehicular networks where the application-based inter-packet forward error correction is used for the packet loss protection. A practical way to apply such a protection at the video encoder side for the unknown channel loss rate is proposed. Experimental results which demonstrate the performance for the proposed approach for a scalable extension of the H.264/AVC standard (H.264/SVC) and for the non-standardized video codec based on three-dimensional discrete wavelet transform (3-D DWT) are provided.

  • 23.
    Belyaev, Evgeny
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland .
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES). Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Egiazarian, Karen
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Koucheryavy, Yevgeni
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Power Control in See-Through Overtaking Assistance System2013In: IEEE Communications Letters, ISSN 1089-7798, E-ISSN 1558-2558, Vol. 17, no 3, 612-615 p., 6423758Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recently proposed cooperative overtaking assistance systems a video stream captured by a windshield-mounted camera in a vehicle is compressed and broadcast to the vehicle driving behind it, where it is displayed to the driver. It has been shown that this system can provide robust operation if video codec channel adaptation is undertaken by exploiting information from the cooperative awareness messages about any forthcoming increases in the multiple access channel load. In this letter we demonstrate the gains achievable in system performance when the video transmitter power control is also used. © 1997-2012 IEEE.

  • 24.
    Belyaev, Evgeny
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tempere, Finland.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Sjöberg, Katrin
    Volvo GTT, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Live video streaming in IEEE 802.11p vehicular networks: Demonstration of an automotive surveillance application2014In: Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), 2014 IEEE Conference on, Piscataway, United States: IEEE Press, 2014, 131-132 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Prospective IEEE 802.11p-enabled automotive video applications are identified. Preliminary experimental results of inter-vehicular live video streaming for surveillance applications are presented. A test-bed for the demonstration of the achievable visual quality under different channel conditions is described.

  • 25.
    Belyaev, Evgeny
    et al.
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Surak, Adam
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Gabbouj, Moncef
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Egiazarian, Karen
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Robust vehicle-to-infrastructure video transmission for road surveillance applications2015In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, ISSN 0018-9545, E-ISSN 1939-9359, Vol. 64, no 7, 2991-3003 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    IEEE 802.11p vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology is currently an emerging research topic in both industry and academia. Respective spectrum allocation of 10 MHz channels in the 5.9 GHz band for USA and Europe allows considering inter-vehicle transmission of a live video information as a basis, which enables a new class of safety and infotainment automotive applications such as road video surveillance. This paper is first of its kind where such a video transmission system is developed and experimentally validated. We propose a low-complexity unequal packet loss protection and rate control algorithms for a scalable video coding based on the three-dimensional discrete wavelet transform. We show that in comparison with a scalable extension of the H.264/AVC standard the new codec is less sensitive to packet losses, has less computational complexity and provides comparable performance in case of unequal packet loss protection. It is specially designed to cope with severe channel fading typical for dynamic vehicular environments and has a low complexity, making it a feasible solution for real-time automotive surveillance applications. Extensive measurements obtained in realistic city traffic scenarios demonstrate that good visual quality and continuous playback is possible when the moving vehicle is in the radius of 600 meters from the roadside unit. ©2014 IEEE

  • 26.
    Berbineau, Marion
    et al.
    IFSTTAR, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.
    Jonsson, MagnusHalmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).Bonnin, Jean-MarieTelecom Bretagne, Cesson Sévigné, France.Cherkaoui, SoumayaUniversité de Sherbrooke, Canada.Aguado, MarinaUniversity of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain.Rico Garcia, CristinaDLR, German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen-Wessling, Germany.Ghannoum, HassanSNCF, Paris, France.Mehmood, RashidUniversity of Huddersfield, UK.Vinel, AlexeyTampere University of Technology, Finland.
    Communication Technologies for Vehicles: 5th International Workshop, Nets4Cars/Nets4Trains 2013, Villeneuve d' Ascq, France, May 14-15, 2013, Proceedings2013Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Böhm, Annette
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Kunert, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Context-Aware Retransmission Scheme for Increased Reliability in Platooning Applications2014In: Communication Technologies for Vehicles: 6th International Workshop, Nets4Cars/Nets4Trains/Nets4Aircraft 2014, Offenburg, Germany, May 6-7, 2014. Proceedings, Cham: Springer, 2014, 30-42 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent advances in cooperative driving hold the potential to significantly improve safety, comfort and efficiency on our roads. An application of particular interest is platooning of vehicles, where reduced inter-vehicle gaps lead to considerable reductions in fuel consumption. This, however, puts high requirements on timeliness and reliability of the underlying exchange of control data. Considering the difficult radio environment and potentially long distances between communicating platoon members, as well as the random channel access method used by the IEEE 802.11p standard for short-range inter-vehicle communication, those requirements are very difficult to meet. The relatively static topology of a platoon, however, enables us to preschedule communication within the platoon over a dedicated service channel. Furthermore, we are able to set aside parts of the available bandwidth for retransmission of packets in order to fulfil the reliability requirements stated by the platoon control application. In this paper, we describe the platooning framework along with the scheduling algorithm used to assign retransmission slots to control packets that are most likely to need them. This retransmission scheduling scheme offers a valuable tool for system designers when answering questions about the number of safely supported vehicles in a platoon, achievable reductions in inter-vehicle gaps and periodicity of control packets. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

  • 28.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Koucheryavy, Yevgeni
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Characterizing broadcast packet losses in IEEE 802.11p/WAVE vehicular networks2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Koucheryavy, Yevgeni
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    On the Performance of Beaconing in 802.11p/WAVE Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cooperative vehicular applications, like collision avoidance, driver assistance, and cruise control require that vehicles become aware of other vehicles in the surroundings. This cooperative awareness is achieved by beaconing, the exchange of periodical single-hop broadcast short status message that include data about the position, the speed, and the heading of a vehicle. Although several works have studied beaconing techniques both from an analytical point of view and through simulative study, none of the existing works has investigated how beaconing works on top of 802.11p/WAVE (Wireless Access for Vehicular Environment), the upcoming standard intended to deliver both safety and non-safety applications to vehicles on the roads. According to it, safety and control messages are expected to be delivered on a given frequency during a common control channel (CCH) interval set by the WAVE draft standard. The rest of the time, vehicles switch over one of available service channel (SCH) frequencies for non-safety related data exchange. In this paper we discuss and evaluate through numerical results the main effects the WAVE channel switching procedures have on beaconing. © 2010 by IEICE

  • 30.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Berthet, Antoine O.
    Gif-sur-Yvette, CNRS-Centrale Supélec-Université Paris Sud, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Full-Duplex Radios for Vehicular Communications2017In: IEEE Communications Magazine, ISSN 0163-6804, E-ISSN 1558-1896, Vol. 55, no 6, 182-189 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent significant advances in self-interference cancellation techniques pave the way for the deployment of full-duplex wireless transceivers capable of concurrent transmission and reception on the same channel. Despite the promise to theoretically double the spectrum efficiency, full-duplex prototyping in off-the-shelf chips of mobile devices is still in its infancy, mainly because of the challenges in mitigating self-interference to a tolerable level and the strict hardware constraints. In this article, we argue in favor of embedding full-duplex radios in onboard units of future vehicles. Unlike the majority of mobile devices, vehicular onboard units are good candidates to host complex FD transceivers because of their virtually unlimited power supply and processing capacity. Taking into account the effect of imperfect SI cancellation, we investigate the design implications of full-duplex devices at the higher-layer protocols of next-generation vehicular networks and highlight the benefits they could bring with respect to half-duplex devices in some representative use cases. Early results are also provided that give insight into the impact of self-interference cancellation on vehicle-to-roadside communications, and showcase the benefits of FD-enhanced medium access control protocols for vehicle-to-vehicle communications supporting crucial road safety applications.

  • 31.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    To switch or not to switch: Service discovery and provisioning in multi-radio V2R communications2016In: Proceedings of 2016 8th International Workshop on Resilient Networks Design and Modeling (RNDM) / [ed] Magnus Jonsson, Jacek Rak, Arun Somani, Dimitri Papadimitriou & Alexey Vinel, Piscataway: IEEE Press, 2016, 281-287 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract:A rich portfolio of services (e.g., road traffic information, maps download, Internet/cloud access) will be delivered to users on wheels through Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs).Most of them will be offered by road-side units (RSUs) sparsely deployed along the roads. The prompt access to such services by passing by vehicles highly relies on the efficiency of service announcement procedures performed by the RSUs. In this paper, we present an analytical framework that models the service discovery and access mechanisms in multi-channel vehicular networks. The model accounts for dual-radio devices under different channel configurations for the delivery of announcements (e.g., on the control channel, on a service channel) and related switching mechanisms. Guidelines are suggested for the setting of service announcements parameters and channel configuration to allow providers to boost service provisioning. ©2016 by IEEE 

  • 32.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Understanding Adjacent Channel Interference in Multi-Channel VANETs2014In: 2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) / [ed] Falko Dressler, Onur Altintas, Suman Banerjee, Björn Scheuermann & David Eckhoff, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2014, 101-104 p., 7013316Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Multiple channels have been allocated in the 5 GHz spectrum for vehicular communications worldwide, however, due to the limited allocated bandwidth, simultaneous communications occurring over nearby channels may be affected by adjacent channel interference (ACI). Due to ACI, packet reception may be unsuccessful and transmissions may be delayed. In this work, we investigate the ACI phenomena in multichannel vehicular networks to shed light on their effects, with focus on the transmitter-side. To this purpose, a simple analytical model is introduced along with a preliminary evaluation. Suggestions are also provided about the usage of adjacent channels so to minimize side effects on the communication quality. © 2014 IEEE

  • 33.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Understanding the performance of short-lived control broadcast packets in 802.11p/WAVE Vehicular networks2011In: 2011 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) / [ed] Altintas, O., Chen, W., Heijenk, G. J., Dressler, F., Ekici, E., Kargl, F., Shigeno, H., Dietzel, S., Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2011, 102-108 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Lyamin, Nikita
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Service Discovery and Access in Vehicle-to-Roadside Multi-Channel VANETs2015In: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 2015, 2477-2482 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A wide portfolio of safety and non-safety services will be provided to drivers and passengers on top of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs).

    Non-safety services are announced by providers, e.g., road-side units (RSUs), on a channel that is different from the one where the services are delivered. The dependable and timely delivery of the advertisement messages is crucial for vehicles to promptly discover and access the announced services in challenging vehicle-to-roadside scenarios, characterized by intermittent and short lived connectivity.

    In this paper, we present an analytical framework that models the service advertisement and access mechanisms in multichannel vehicular networks.

    The model accounts for dual-radio devices, and computes the mean service discovery time and the service channel utilization by considering the disruption periods due to the switching of the RSU from the advertising channel (where announcements are transmitted) to the advertised channel (where services are exchanged), under different channel and mobility conditions. It provides quick insights on parameter settings to allow providers to improve service provisioning. © 2015 IEEE

  • 35.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Zhang, Yan
    Simula Research Laboratory, Fornebu, Norway.
    Modeling and enhancing infotainment service access in vehicular networks with dual-radio devices2016In: Vehicular Communications, ISSN 2214-2096, Vol. 6, 7-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A dedicated spectrum portion at 5 GHz is available to provide services in vehicular environments (e.g., road safety, traffic efficiency, comfort and infotainment services). The multitude of non-safety critical services offered by roadside and mobile providers can be accessed by vehicles under radio coverage if they listen to the advertisement messages announcing the service configuration parameters and tune to the announced frequency to access the service. Due to intermittent and short connectivity periods, timely and successful advertisements reception is crucial to enable a vehicle accessing available services while it is still connected to the provider.

    In this paper, we design an analytical model of the service advertisement and access procedure for dual-radio vehicular devices. Moreover, we enhance the advertisement phase with a simple technique of message repetition and channel switching coordination, which helps in making vehicles aware of local services promptly coping with channel impairments and collisions. The model flexibly accounts for channel switching, message repetitions, access prioritization, and interference by contending traffic on the channel where service announcements are regularly transmitted. ©2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  • 36.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Zhang, Yan
    Simula Research Laboratory, Fornebu, Norway.
    Modeling Event-Driven Safety Messages Delivery in IEEE 802.11p/WAVE Vehicular Networks2013In: IEEE Communications Letters, ISSN 1089-7798, Vol. 17, no 12, 2392-2395 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A stochastic model is designed to assess the delivery performance of event-driven safety messages in IEEE 802.11p/1609.4 vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs). The study focuses on the case of a vehicle detecting an unpredictable hazard and broadcasting the alert in the one-hop neighborhood. The model aims at providing quick insights into the impact of the latest WAVE specifications (i.e., traffic differentiation, channel switching) on the delivery of such short-lived alert messages. Results prove that it is accurate in capturing the effect of relevant parameters and show that repeating the alert transmission on the control channel helps to achieve reliable delivery. © 2013 IEEE.

  • 37.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology.
    Zhang, Yan
    Simula Research Laboratory.
    Modeling Prioritized Broadcasting in Multichannel Vehicular Networks2012In: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, ISSN 0018-9545, E-ISSN 1939-9359, Vol. 61, no 2, 687-701 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Effective data broadcasting is essential in vehicular networks not only for road-safety message dissemination but also to aid routing and cooperative driving applications through periodic beaconing and to spread network initialization advertisements that are mandatory to support infotainment applications. Broadcast data are neither acknowledged nor retransmitted in case of failure, which raises the possibility of frame loss due to channel errors and collisions with multiple simultaneous broadcasts. This paper aims at modeling periodic broadcasting on the control channel of IEEE Std. 802.11p vehicular networks with multichannel architecture. Unlike previous related work, the proposed novel analytical approach accounts for mutual influence among nodes, frequent periodic updates of broadcasted data, standard network advertisement procedures, and 802.11p prioritized channel access with multichannel-related phenomena under various link quality conditions. © 2012 IEEE.

  • 38.
    Campolo, Claudia
    et al.
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology.
    Molinaro, Antonella
    Dipartimento di Informatica, Matematica, Elettronica e Trasporti, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy.
    Koucheryavy, Yevgeni
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology.
    Modeling Broadcasting in IEEE 802.11p/WAVE Vehicular Networks2011In: IEEE Communications Letters, ISSN 1089-7798, Vol. 15, no 2, 199-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    IEEE 802.11p/WAVE (Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments) is an emerging family of standards intended to support wireless access in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs). Broadcasting of data and control packets is expected to be crucial in this environment. Both safety-related and non-safety applications rely on broadcasting for the exchange of data or status and advertisement messages. Most of the broadcasting traffic is designed to be delivered on a given frequency during the control channel (CCH) interval set by the WAVE draft standard. The rest of the time, vehicles switch over to one of available service channels (SCHs) for non-safety related data exchange. Although broadcasting in VANETs has been analytically studied, related works neither consider the WAVE channel switching nor its effects on the VANET performance. In this letter, a new analytical model is designed for evaluating the broadcasting performance on CCH in IEEE 802.11p/WAVE vehicular networks. This model explicitly accounts for the WAVE channel switching and computes packet delivery probability as a function of contention window size and number of vehicles. © 2011 IEEE.

  • 39.
    Chatzimisios, Periklis
    et al.
    Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki.
    Habib, Ibrahim
    University of New York.
    Bellavista, Paolo
    University of Bologna.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences.
    Guest editorial for the special issue on "Next generation networks service management"2011In: Computer Communications, ISSN 0140-3664, E-ISSN 1873-703X, Vol. 34, no 9, 1043-1044 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Cinkler, Tibor
    et al.
    Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary.
    Koucheryavy, Yevgeni
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Nagy, Peter
    Scientific Association for Infocommunications, Budapest, Hungary.
    Rak, Jacek
    Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    ICUMT 2011 Congress in Budapest, Hungary2012In: IEEE Global Communications Newsletter, ISSN 0163-6804, no April, 3-3 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 41.
    Cristofer, Englund
    et al.
    Viktoria Swedish ICT, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Chen, Lei
    Viktoria Swedish ICT, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Lin, Shih-Yang
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Future Applications of VANETs2015In: Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: Standards, Solutions, and Research / [ed] Claudia Campolo, Antonella Molinaro & Riccardo Scopigno, Cham: Springer Publishing Company, 2015, 525-544 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Current transportation systems face great challenges due to the increasing mobility. Traffic accidents, congestion, air pollution, etc., are all calling for new methods to improve the transportation system. With the US legislation in progress over vehicle communications and EU’s finalization of the basic set of standards over cooperative intelligent transportation systems (C-ITS), vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) based applications are expected to address those challenges and provide solutions for a safer, more efficient and sustainable future intelligent transportation systems (ITS). In this chapter, transportation challenges are firstly summarized in respect of safety, efficiency, environmental threat, etc. A brief introduction of the VANET is discussed along with state of the art of VANET-based applications. Based on the current progress and the development trend of VANET, a number of new features of future VANET are identified, together with a set of potential future ITS applications. The on-going research and field operational test projects, which are the major enabling efforts for the future VANET-based C-ITS, are presented. The chapter is of great interest to readers working within ITS for current development status and future trend within the C-ITS area. It is also of interest to general public for an overview of the VANET enabled future transportation system. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

  • 42.
    Daher, Robil
    et al.
    Rostock University, Rostock, Germany.
    Vinel, AlexeyDepartment of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Roadside Networks for Vehicular Communications: Architectures, Applications, and Test Fields2012Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Vehicular Communication Networks (VCNs) is a technology aim for improving traffic safety and efficiency in different road systems and networks. VCNs offer an efficient communication platform for intelligent transportation systems and related services, as well as multimedia and date services.

    Roadside Networks for Vehicular Communications: Architectures, Applications, and Test Fields attempts to close the gap between science and technology in the field of roadside backbones for VCNs. This collection will be useful not only for researchers and engineers at universities, but for students in the fields of wireless communication networks, especially vehicular communication networks, and backbone networks as well.

  • 43.
    Dorrell, David G.
    et al.
    University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Cao, Dongpu
    Cranfield University, Bedford, United Kingdom.
    Connected Vehicles – Advancements in Vehicular Technologies and Informatics2015In: IEEE transactions on industrial electronics (1982. Print), ISSN 0278-0046, E-ISSN 1557-9948, Vol. 62, no 12, 7824-7826 p., 7322333Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Vehicles are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and the technology being developed in them covers a number of areas. At the heart of these developments are often the communication, information and control systems. This is very much illustrated in this "Special Section on Connected Vehicles - Advancements in Vehicular Technologies and Informatics" of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics that we are pleased to present. The Special Section contains twelve papers related to automotive technology. Obviously there a range of areas covered from very high speed machines, that could be used for cooling fans in automotive fuel cells or scaled up for drive motors, to energy management and into various communications aspects of vehicular technology. © 1982-2012 IEEE.

  • 44.
    Gao, Ruixia
    et al.
    School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China.
    Xia, Feng
    School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China.
    Wang, Linqiang
    School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China.
    Qiu, Tie
    School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    Performance analysis of non-beaconed IEEE 802.15.4 for high-confidence wireless communications2011In: 2011 Baltic Congress on Future Internet Communications (BCFIC Riga), Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2011, 83-89 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 45.
    He, Debiao
    et al.
    Wuhan University, Wuhan, China & the State Key Laboratory of Cryptology, Beijing, China.
    Kumar, Neeraj
    Thapar University, Patiala, India.
    Wang, Huaqun
    Dalian Ocean University, Dalian, China.
    Wang, Lina
    Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
    Raymond Choo, Kim-Kwang
    University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA; University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia & China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    A Provably-Secure Cross-Domain Handshake Scheme with Symptoms-Matching for Mobile Healthcare Social Network2016In: IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, ISSN 1545-5971, E-ISSN 1941-0018, Vol. 13, no 9Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With rapid developments of sensor, wireless and mobile communication technologies, Mobile Healthcare Social Networks (MHSNs) have emerged as a popular means of communication in healthcare services. Within MHSNs, patients can use their mobile devices to securely share their experiences, broaden their understanding of the illness or symptoms, form a supportive network, and transmit information (e.g. state of health and new symptoms) between users and other stake holders (e.g. medical center). Despite the benefits afforded by MHSNs, there are underlying security and privacy issues (e.g. due to the transmission of messages via a wireless channel). The handshake scheme is an important cryptographic mechanism, which can provide secure communication in MHSNs (e.g. anonymity and mutual authentication between users, such as patients). In this paper, we present a new framework for the handshake scheme in MHSNs, which is based on hierarchical identity-based cryptography. We then construct an efficient Cross-Domain HandShake (CDHS) scheme that allows symptoms-matching within MHSNs. For example, using the proposed CDHS scheme, two patients registered with different healthcare centers can achieve mutual authentication and generate a session key for future secure communications. We then prove the security of the scheme, and a comparative summary demonstrates that the proposed CDHS scheme requires fewer computation and lower communication costs. We also implement the proposed CDHS scheme and three related schemes in a proof of concept Android app to demonstrate utility of the scheme. Findings from the evaluations demonstrate that the proposed CDHS scheme achieves a reduction of 18.14% and 5.41% in computation cost and communication cost, in comparison to three other related handshake schemes.

  • 46.
    He, Debiao
    et al.
    Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
    Kumar, Neeraj
    Thapar University, Patiala, India.
    Zeadally, Sherali
    University of the District of Columbia, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Yang, Laurence T.
    St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada.
    Efficient and Privacy-Preserving Data Aggregation Scheme for Smart Grid against Internal Adversaries2017In: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, ISSN 1949-3053, E-ISSN 1949-3061, Vol. 8, no 5, 2411-2419 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Privacy-Preserving Data Aggregation (P2DA) is an important basic building block that can protect consumer’s privacy in the smart grid environment because it could be used to prevent the extraction of the electricity consumption information of a specific consumer. Due to this important function, the P2DA scheme for the smart grid has attracted a lot of attention from both academic and industry researchers who have proposed many P2DA schemes for the smart grid in recent years. However, most of these P2DA schemes are not secure against internal attackers or cannot provide data integrity. Besides, their computation costs are not satisfactory because the bilinear pairing operation or the hash-to-point operation is performed at the smart meter’s side. To address the deficiencies of previous schemes, we propose a new P2DA scheme against internal attackers using Boneh-Goh-Nissim public key cryptography. The proposed P2DA scheme does not use bilinear pairing or hash-to-point operations making it more computationally efficient than previous P2DA schemes. We also show that the proposed P2DA scheme is provably secure and can meet various security requirements. © Copyright 2017 IEEE

  • 47.
    Hilt, Benoit
    et al.
    University of Haute Alsace, Colmar, France.
    Berbineau, MarionIFSTTAR, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France .Vinel, AlexeyHalmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).Pirovano, AlainENAC, Toulouse, France .
    Networking Simulation for Intelligent Transportation Systems: High Mobile Wireless Nodes2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book studies the simulation of wireless networking in the domain of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) involving aircraft, railway and vehicular communication. On this subject, particular focus is placed on effective communication channels, mobility modeling, multi-technology simulation and global ITS simulation frameworks.

    Networking Simulation for Intelligent Transportation Systems addresses the mixing of IEEE802.11p and LTE into a dedicated simulation environment as well as the links between ITS and IoT; aeronautical mobility and VHD Data Link (VDL) simulation; virtual co-simulation for railway communication and control-command; realistic channel simulation, mobility modeling and autonomic simulation for VANET and quality metrics for VANET.

    The authors intend for this book to be as useful as possible to the reader as they provide examples of methods and tools for running realistic and reliable simulations in the domain of communications for ITS.

  • 48.
    Huang, Chung-Ming
    et al.
    Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
    Lin, Shih-Yang
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Vinel, Alexey
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Jonsson, Magnus
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Centre for Research on Embedded Systems (CERES).
    Proactive safety – cooperative collision warning for vehicles2015In: Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems / [ed] Michele Fiorini & Jia-Chin Lin, IET Digital Library, 2015, 117-134 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Telematics is an interdisciplinary technology that combines telecommunications, vehicular technologies, road transportation, road safety, electrical engineering, and computer science to provide applications and services for the purpose of comfort and safety enhancement. From the timing point of view, the driving safety can be classified into two domains: (1) active safety and (2) passive safety. Passive safety systems are used to reduce damage and protect passengers and drivers when an accident occurs. Common passive safety systems include airbags, seatbelts, whiplash injury lessening systems, and energy absorbing steering column. Active safety systems are used to prevent accidents before they occur. An example of active safety system is the collision warning/avoidance system. It basically collects/detects neighboring vehicles' motion states to compute potential collision between vehicles. Based on future technology, cooperative active safety systems emerge. Vehicles can exchange their information between each other through wireless communication [1], for example, over a vehicular ad hoc network (VANET), for cooperative purposes such as collision warning/avoidance. In a project named smart intersection, a collision avoidance system based on the concept of active safety was developed by Ford and the US government [2]. The system collects a vehicle's information like Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, velocity, and heading and delivers it through wireless communication to other vehicles in order to prevent accidents and congestion before vehicles arrive to an intersection. To understand the details of cooperative collision warning (CCW), this chapter exposes main factors that affect the accuracy of CCW, challenges of CCW, communication techniques for cooperative safety, and collision prediction techniques. CCW systems are also introduced in detail. Moreover, we present some existing safety-related techniques and systems that are developed by automobile manufacturers. © The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2015

  • 49.
    Huang, Chung-Ming
    et al.
    Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
    Yang, Chia-Ching
    Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
    Hu, Chun-Ming
    Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Department of Communications Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland.
    An open Telematics Service Providing Framework using the P2P-like paradigm based on the somecast protocol2011In: 2011 Baltic Congress on Future Internet and Communications, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 2011, 198-205 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Isento, João N.G.
    et al.
    University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Rodrigues, Joel J.P.C.
    University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Dias, João A.F.F.
    University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.
    Paula, Maicke C.G.
    Department of Product Engineering, Fiat Automobile, Brazil.
    Vinel, Alexey
    Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland .
    Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Networks? A Novel Solution for Vehicular Communications2013In: IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, ISSN 1939-1390, Vol. 5, no 4, 10-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Networks (VDTNs) is a breakthrough based DTN-based solution to provide vehicular communications under challenging scenarios characterized by long delays and sporadic connections. VDTN uses a store-carry-and-forward paradigm, inspirited from Delay Tolerant Networks, which allows forward bundles to asynchronously reach the destination hop by hop over traveling vehicles equipped with short-range Wi-Fi devices. The proposed VDTN architecture assumes out-of-band signaling with control and data planes separation. VDTNs also assume datagrams aggregation under the network layer in large size packets, called bundles, following an IP over VDTN approach. This paper presents VDTN networks focusing on their layered architecture, bundle aggregation and de-aggregation mechanisms, network protocols, scheduling and dropping policies, fragmentation mechanisms, and the created tools for VDTNs performance evaluation, demonstration, and validation. © 2009-2012 IEEE.

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