Vechicular ad-hoc networks: beaconing and emergency messages propagation


Dr. Alexey Vinel


19th June 2009






Nowadays in Europe, USA, Japan and other countries many efforts are being made towards the development and ubiquitous deployment of active vehicular safety systems, which are based on car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications. International standard IEEE 802.11p defines low layers protocols for vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) aimed to support Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications. Periodic broadcasting of short status messages (“beaconing”) and dissemination of event-based information (“emergency messages propagation”) in a given geographic area are foreseen as two key modes, which should be efficiently handled to provide active safety in vehicular networks. This seminar talk gives an overview of the existing studies as well as discusses recent results of related to the analytical modeling of critical information transmission in VANET. The search of common with University of Twente research points and discussion of possible future joint research activities is observed as a main aim of this presentation.

Speaker's Bio:

Alexey Vinel is a senior researcher of Saint-Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation (Russian Academy of Sciences). He received his Ph.D. (2007) degree in technical sciences from the Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Russian Academy of Sciences). Prior to that he was studying at Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, where received his Master (2005) and Bachelor (2003) degrees in information systems. His scientific results lay in the area of random multiple access algorithms development, wireless networks performance evaluation and are published in internationally recognized journals, such as IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE JSAC and conference proceedings. He is the fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, founder of International Workshop on Multiple Access Communications (MACOM), member of organizing and technical committees of numerous international conferences.