Mon. Sept. 5, 2016
Vehicular Communications: Challenges and Opportunities
Prof. Soumaya Cherkaoui, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Prof. Lyes Khoukhi, University of Technology of Troyes, France
The fact that vehicular networks accommodate two types of communications, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I), has opened the door for a plethora of interesting services and applications to thrive. Some applications focus on enhancing road safety via assisting drivers or future automated vehicles in avoiding harmful events. Some others aim at making passengers’ journey comfortable and entertaining. Recently, the concept of vehicular cloud has also emerged as a new paradigm which opens up new opportunities for capitalizing on vehicles’ resources to deliver a wide range of services. Most of vehicular services and applications have rigid requirements in terms of delay and throughput; yet, meeting them in urban vehicular networks is not straightforward. Moreover, other challenges such as security and privacy need to be addressed.
In this tutorial, we will give an overview of existing vehicular communications standards, and will discuss both opportunities and research challenges for supporting different kinds of applications from delay-stringent safety applications to bandwidth-demanding multimedia data streaming. The tutorial will also discuss research trend and state-of-the-art of works dealing with the related issues involved
About the Speakers
Dr. Cherkaoui is a Full Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. Since 2005, she is also an Adjunct Full Professor at Lulea University, Sweden and has been the Director of INTERLAB, a research Laboratory which conducts research funded both by government and industry. Before joining U. Sherbrooke as a faculty member, Pr. Cherkaoui worked for industry as a project leader on projects targeted at the Aerospace Industry. Pr. Cherkaoui was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Toronto. In 2006, she was a Visiting Professor at the Centre of Distributed Systems and Software at Monash University, Australia and a Visiting Professor at Bell Laboratories, Toronto. In 2012, she was an invited visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley.
Pr. Cherkaoui has more than 100 publications in reputable journals, conferences and workshops in the area of communication networks. She has participated as a General Chair, Editor, Member of Technical Committee, Session Chair, or Program Committee Member of numerous conferences or referenced journals.
In 2010, she was appointed member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Network of Centres of Excellence Auto21, Canada and member of the Expert Advisory Panel of Precarn, Canada
Her research and teaching interests are in Wireless Networks. Paricularly, she works on V2V and V2I communications, Cyberphysical systems, Machine-to-Machine Communications, IoT.
Dr. Lyes Khoukhi received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, in 2006. In 2008, he was a Researcher with the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research, University of Montreal. Since 2009, he is an Assistant Professor with the University of Technology of Troyes, France. His research interests include vehicular networks, Machine-to-Machine Communications, IoT, resources management, and communication protocols. Dr Khoukhi has more than 70 publications in reputable journals and conferences. He has participated as a General Chair, Session Chair, or Program Committee Member of many conferences.