EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems 18(16): e2

Research Article

An Ontology based Approach for Messages Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.13-4-2018.154468,
        author={Asma  Bibi and Osama  Rehman and Sohaib  Ahmed},
        title={An Ontology based Approach for Messages Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Scalable Information Systems},
        volume={18},
        number={16},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={SIS},
        year={2018},
        month={4},
        keywords={VANETs, Broadcast Storm, Multi-hop Messages Dissemination, Ontology.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-4-2018.154468}
    }
    
  • Asma Bibi
    Osama Rehman
    Sohaib Ahmed
    Year: 2018
    An Ontology based Approach for Messages Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
    SIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-4-2018.154468
Asma Bibi1,*, Osama Rehman2,*, Sohaib Ahmed2,*
  • 1: Bahria University Karachi Campus, Department of Computer Science, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2: Bahria University Karachi Campus, Department of Computer & Software Engineering, Karachi, Pakistan
*Contact email: asma.bibi02@gmail.com, osamahussain.bukc@bahria.edu.pk, sohaib.bukc@bahria.edu.pk

Abstract

Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANETs) is a special form of Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANETs). The continuous developments in wireless networks have paved the way for the adoption of wireless data exchange for onroad vehicles. The application of VANETs is considered as a key component within the envisioned Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). One of the primary applications of VANETs is to enhance the safety measures for the vehicles on-road. Information about vehicles, such as vehicle speed and location coordinates are passed among vehicles to improve their awareness of each other. In VANETs, vehicles are referred to as nodes within a network where each node can act as both; end devise and router. The current design of VANETs has been identified with several drawbacks, while obtaining high performance in multi-hop message dissemination being as one of the most prominent issues. This problem need a solution to improve VANET's performance, especially over networks with high node densities. In this paper, we propose an ontologybased approach for multi-hop message dissemination over VANETs as a solution that would address the above highlighted issue.