Advanced search
Start date

Distributed Information Management in Vehicular Social Networks

Grant number: 15/25588-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal researcher:Leandro Aparecido Villas
Grantee:Ademar Takeo Akabane
Home Institution: Instituto de Computação (IC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/24454-9 - In-network Data Aggregation in VANETs, BE.EP.DR


Vehicular social networks are a promising solution to combat the problem of congestion in large urban centers. However, the use of this type of networks brings new challenges since the implementation of social-aware routing protocols up to the development of architectures. In addition, vehicular social networks applications should consider all the challenges of vehicular networks, and various requirements of users that can vary according to their location, connection time, and traffic situations. In this context, this project aims to propose a decentralized system that can minimize the congestion problem with the use of vehicular social networking as proof of concept. The system will disseminate information through carrier networks based on the users' social context information. The context information in vehicular social networks refers the information about the characteristics and the specific situation of users such as location, connection time, interest content, preferences, interactions, environmental condition, and current state of the network. For this purpose, we will employ solutions based on semantic technique to represent the users' social context information, as well as aggregation and data consolidation solution aiming to reduce network traffic and increase the quality of the information. In addition, we intend to propose incentive mechanisms for user in the adoption of vehicular social networking, since the user participation is crucial for the existence of this type of networks.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
AKABANE, ADEMAR T.; IMMICH, ROGER; BITTENCOURT, LUIZ F.; MADEIRA, EDMUNDO R. M.; VILLAS, LEANDRO A. Towards a distributed and infrastructure-less vehicular traffic management system. COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, v. 151, p. 306-319, FEB 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
AKABANE, ADEMAR TAKEO; IMMICH, ROGER; PAZZI, RICHARD WENNER; MAURO MADEIRA, EDMUNDO ROBERTO; VILLAS, LEANDRO APARECIDO. Exploiting Vehicular Social Networks and Dynamic Clustering to Enhance Urban Mobility Management. SENSORS, v. 19, n. 16 AUG 20 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
AKABANE, ADEMAR T.; IMMICH, ROGER; PAZZI, RICHARD W.; MADEIRA, EDMUNDO R. M.; VILLAS, LEANDRO A. Distributed Egocentric Betweenness Measure as a Vehicle Selection Mechanism in VANETs: A Performance Evaluation Study. SENSORS, v. 18, n. 8 AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: