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sommer2012kaiserslautern


Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Simulation of Vehicular Communications: Principles and Challenges," Tutorial, 16th International GI/ITG Conference on Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems and Dependability and Fault Tolerance (MMB/DFT 2012), Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 2012.

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Much progress can be observed in the domain of Inter-Vehicular Communication, looking back at the last decade. It can be seen that studies of IVC protocols in the context of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) are typically based on simulation models. This approach has two major prerequisites: First, detailed network simulation of all layers of communication protocols is necessary as provided by a wide variety of tools by the networking community. Secondly, realistic simulation of vehicles' mobility, i.e., an exact modeling of road traffic, is needed to estimate positions and movements of involved components. The objectives of this tutorial are twofold: In the first part, an introduction to recent developments in the field of IVC protocols and the used methods is provides. In the second part, we investigate the evolution of simulation techniques and how recent advances in bidirectional coupling of road traffic microsimulation and network simulation lead to more realistic results at comparably low computational cost. This approach has two major prerequisites: First, detailed network simulation of all layers of communication protocols is necessary as provided by a wide variety of tools by the networking community. Secondly, realistic simulation of vehicles' mobility, i.e. an exact modeling of road traffic, is needed to estimate positions and movements of involved components. We carefully study the Veins simulation framework, which integrates network and road traffic simulation and even supports models for the human driver behavior and realistic physical layer modeling.

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@misc{sommer2012kaiserslautern,
    author = {Sommer, Christoph and Dressler, Falko},
    title = {{Simulation of Vehicular Communications: Principles and Challenges}},
    year = {2012},
    month = {March},
    location = {Kaiserslautern, Germany},
    publisher = {16th International GI/ITG Conference on Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computing Systems and Dependability and Fault Tolerance (MMB/DFT 2012)},
    howpublished = {Tutorial},
   }
   
   

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