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Seminario - Vehicular Communications: from urban sensing to traffic control and games, Mario Gerla (UCLA)

19/10/2011 dalle 15:00 alle 17:30

Dove Aula Seminario "Nadia Busi", Dipartimento di Scienze dell'Informazione, Mura Anteo Zamboni n.7

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Abstract


There has been growing interest in using vehicle networking for mobile
applications ranging from safe driving to location aware content
distribution, intelligent transport, commerce and games. This unusual
diversity of applications sets the Vehicular ad Hoc Network (VANET) apart
from conventional MANETs used in tactical and civilian emergency scenarios
and introduces new design challenges. In this talk we review the emerging
VANET standard based on DSRC/IEEE 802.11p. We then introduce emerging
vehicular applications and examine the new services they require. A
representative scenario is urban sensing: vehicles monitor the
environment, classify the events, e.g., license plates, chemical readings,
radiation levels, and then generate metadata. The metadata in turn can be
uploaded to Internet servers or can be kept on board of vehicles for
future, forensic harvesting by Authorities. A related application is
vehicle monitoring of traffic congestion and pollution. The information
received from vehicles will be used by Navigator Servers and Transport
Authority to dynamically adjust traffic flows and routes so as to minimize
both travel delay and urban pollution. On the entertainment side, VANET
unutilized bandwidth will allow passengers to down load favorite video
streams and the younger generation to play network games with peers on
other cars and/or across the Internet. We will then conclude the talk with
preliminary experiments carried out on the UCLA Campus Vehicle Testbed
(C-VeT).


Speaker Biography


Dr. Mario Gerla, Professor, UCLA, Computer Science Dept. Dr. Gerla
received his Engineering degree from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, in
1966 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UCLA in 1970 and 1973. He became
IEEE Fellow in 2002. At UCLA, he was part of a small team that developed
the early ARPANET protocols under the guidance of Prof. Leonard Kleinrock.
He worked at Network Analysis Corporation, New York, from 1973 to 1976,
transferring the ARPANET technology to several Government and Commercial
Networks. He joined the Faculty of the Computer Science Department at UCLA
in 1976, where he is now Professor. At UCLA he has designed and
implemented some of the most popular and cited network protocols for ad
hoc wireless networks including distributed clustering, multicast (ODMRP
and CODECast) and transport (TCP Westwood) under DARPA and NSF grants. He
has lead the $12M, 6 year ONR MINUTEMAN project, designing the next
generation scalable airborne Internet for tactical and homeland defense
scenarios. He is now leading two advanced wireless network projects under
ARMY and IBM funding. In the commercial network scenario, with NSF and
Industry sponsorship, he has led the development of vehicular
communications for safe navigation, urban sensing and location awareness.
A parallel research activity covers personal P2P communications including
cooperative, networked medical monitoring (see www.cs.ucla.edu/NRL for recent publications).