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A. Baiocchi and I. Turcanu, "A Model for the Optimization of Beacon Message Age-of-Information in a VANET," Proceedings of 2017 29th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 29), vol. 1, Genoa, Italy, September 2017, pp. 108–116.


Beaconing is a basic communication process taking place in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) to achieve cooperative awareness among vehicles on the road. It is actually a paradigm of information spreading among peer-agents, where each node of a networks sends periodically broadcast messages containing information collected by the node itself. A trade-off arises between the update frequency of the broadcast information and the congestion induced in the wireless shared channel used to send the messages, which is based on the IEEE 802.11p standard in case of a VANET. For periodic updates, the primary metric is the Age-of-Information (AoI), i.e., the age of the latest update received by neighboring nodes. We define an analytical model to evaluate the AoI of a VANET, given the connectivity graph of the vehicles. Analytical results are compared to simulation to assess the accuracy of the model. The model provides a handy tool to optimize the AoI trade-off.

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A. Baiocchi
I. Turcanu

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    address = {Genoa, Italy},
    author = {Baiocchi, A. and Turcanu, I.},
    booktitle = {2017 29th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 29)},
    doi = {10.23919/ITC.2017.8064345},
    month = {9},
    pages = {108--116},
    publisher = {Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers},
    title = {{A Model for the Optimization of Beacon Message Age-of-Information in a VANET}},
    volume = {1},
    year = {2017},

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