Vehicular Networks

Vehicular networks have been the subject of much attention lately. A Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network, or VANET, is a form of mobile ad-hoc network, which provides communications among nearby vehicles and between vehicles and nearby fixed equipment, usually described as roadside equipment. Enabled by short-range to medium-range communication systems (vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-roadside), the vision of vehicular networks includes real-time and safety applications, sharing the wireless channel with mobile applications from a large, decentralized array of service providers. Vehicular safety applications include collision and other safety warnings. Non-safety applications include real-time traffic congestion and routing information, high-speed tolling, mobile infotainment, and many others. The goal of the course is to discuss detailed developments in the area of vehicular networks - from standards, protocols, government efforts across the world to numerous technical challenges in the area.

Dr. Rajeev Shorey, President, NIIT University, New Delhi, India; Lab Group Manager at GM R&D, Bengaluru, India

Please, register through the link on this page. Participants are taken in the registration order, as long as there is free space in the class room.
This course is free-of-charge for INFORTE member organisation's staff. For others, participation fee is 360 EUR. You can check the list of the member organizations when filling in the registration form.

This event will be organized in Oulu, in Lasaretti hotel, room Rossi. Lasaretti is within 10-15 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Lasaretti has free-of-charge parking space. If needed, you can ask accommodation from Lasaretti (Hansel price is 93,40e/night/single room and - for others 125e/night). There is a quata booked for our participants - the quata expires on 24th of August.


10.00 Coffee & Opening
10.15 Lecture 1
11.45 Break
12.00 Lecture 2
13.30 Lunch break
14.30 Lecture 3
15.45 Coffee
16.00 Lecture 4

8.50 Coffee
9.00 Lecture 1
10.30 Break
10.45 Lecture 2
12.15 Lunch break
13.15 Lecture 3
14.45 Coffee
15.00 Lecture 4
16.30 Closing

   Convergence in the Automotive Sector
   Some revealing facts and challenges
Automotive Architecture
Automotive Network Communication Protocols
   Controller Area Network (CAN), Local Interconnect Network (LIN), FlexRay Protocol
Vehicular Communications: Introduction
   Vehicle to Vehicle Communication (V2V)
   Vehicle to Infrastructure Communication (V2I)
   In-Vehicle Sensor Networks
   Description of OnStar Service by GM
Differences between VANETs and MANETs
Applications of VANETs
   Safety, Commercial, Infotainment Applications
   Categories and description of Safety applications
Detailed discussion of the efforts of various consortia
   Vehicular Safety Consortium (VSC-A)
   Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership (CAMP)
   Vehicular Infrastructure Initiative (VII)
Standardization Efforts
   Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)
   IEEE 802.11p standard, 1609.x (x = 4,3,2,1) family of protocols
   Multi-channel organization/operation 
Issues in VANET Protocol design
Security and privacy in VANETs
   PKI design for secure V2X communications
   Security attributes for V2X safety applications
   Design drivers for PKI for V2X communications
   Malicious Node Detection in VANETs
Scalability in VANETs
   Performance Modeling and Analysis of VANETs
Mobility Models of VANETs
Open research problems in VANETs
   Proposed solution to select key challenges
   Resource constrained platform
   Cost related issues
A peek into the Future: Role of 3G/4G in Vehicular Networks
Emerging Paradigms in Vehicular Networks
Key References in the area