Routing Protocols simulation for Efficiency Applications in Vehicular Environments

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Ana Maria Orozco
Roger Michoud
Gonzalo Llano


Recent research efforts of academia, automotive industry and transportation sector point to Intelligent Trans- portation Systems as a key technology for improving road safety, traffic efficiency and comfort driving. Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) have significant potential to enable applications for traffic safety, efficiency transportation and sustainable mobility. The dissemination methods and routing mechanisms play an essential role in the design and characterization of vehicular applications. This article provides an overview of vehicular ad hoc networks; we describe the fundamental concepts, communication standards and vehicular applications. This paper also presents a survey on routing protocols for VANETs and simulation results for Distributed Robust Geocast.

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Ana Maria Orozco, Technische Universitat Munchen

Telematics Engineer of Universidad Icesi (Cali, Colombia). Student of M.Sc in Transportation Systems at the Technical Univertity of Munich (Germany). Former Young Reseacher of Colciencias at the Information and Telecommunications Research Group (i2T) at Universidad Icesi. Topics of interest are vehicular ad hoc networks, communications for intelligent transportation systems and traffic flow models.

Roger Michoud, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne

Master of Telematics (MSc in Communication Systems) Technology graduate management (Minor in Management of Technology) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Research collaborator in the area of Vehicular Ad hoc Networks at the Information and Telecommunications Research Group (i2T) Universidad Icesi. His areas of interest are: mobile networks, social networking, distributed systems, network security and human management.

Gonzalo Llano, Universidad Icesi

PhD in Telecommunications (2009) and Master in Technology, Communication Systems and Networks (2008) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain and Computer Specialist Organizational Management from Universidad Icesi. He is Associate Professor and researcher at the Department of Information and Communications Technology attached to the Faculty of Engineering of Universidad Icesi


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