Vehicular Networks for Intelligent Transportation Systems: Overview of the Research activities of the "Grupo de Redes de Computadores (GRC)", Universitat Politècnica de València

31 Jan

Dr. Pietro Manzoni, Full Professor of Computer Science at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

External Presentation (External Speaker)

Wireless communication for intelligent transportation systems (ITSs) is a promising technology to improve driving safety, reduce traffic congestion and support information services in vehicles. A new era of vehicular networks that include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications is approaching. During recent ITS development, transportation telematics techniques have exhibited much progress, e.g., interaction between automobiles and the infrastructure for delivering services such as road-side assistance, automatic crash notification, concierge assistance and vehicle condition reports.

This presentation provides an overview of the research activities that are being carried out in the Networking Group of the Universitat Politècnica de València on this topic. First, a brief review of the area will be offered followed by the details on the approach the group is using and on the topics the group is particularly focussing into. The results and the future work from the cooperation with an industrial partner will also be described.

Some of the most recent and relevant publications of the groups members in this area are the following:

  • “CAOVA: A Car Accident Ontology for VANETs” J. Barrachina, P. Garrido, M. Fogue, F. J. Martinez, J.-C. Cano, C. T. Calafate, and P. Manzoni. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Paris, France, 1-4 April 2012.
  • “Determining the Representative Factors affecting Warning Message Dissemination in VANETs”, Francisco J. Martinez, C.K. Toh, J.-C. Cano, C. T. Calafate, and P. Manzoni. Wireless Personal Communications Journal. Springer, 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s11277-011-0379-3
  • “A Street Broadcast Reduction Scheme (SBR) to Mitigate the Broadcast Storm Problem in VANETs”, Francisco J. Martinez, C.K. Toh, Juan-Carlos Cano, Carlos T. Calafate, Pietro Manzoni. Springer Wireless Personal Communications journal, (2011) Volume 56, Number 3, 559-572. DOI: 10.1007/s11277-010-9989-4
  • “Design, implementation, and optimization of a Raptor-based content delivery protocol”, Miguel Baguena, Carlos T. Calafate, Juan-Carlos Cano, Pietro Manzoni. IFIP Wireless Days 2011, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. October 10-12, 2011.
  • “EasyMANET: An Extensible and Configurable Platform for Service Provisioning in MANET Environments”, Jose Cano, C.K. Toh, Juan Carlos Cano, Carlos T. Calafate, Pietro Manzoni. IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume: 48 Issue:12, Pages 159-167. December 2010. ISSN: 0163-6804
  • “Emergency Services in Future Intelligent Transportation Systems based on Vehicular Communication Networks”, Francisco J. Martinez, C.K. Toh, Juan-Carlos Cano, Carlos T. Calafate, Pietro Manzoni. IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine. Vol. 2, Issue: 2, 2010, Page(s): 6-20. doi:10.1109/MITS.2010.938166

Who is Dr. Pietro Manzoni?

Pietro Manzoni is a Full Professor of Computer Science at the “Universitat Politècnica de València” (Spain). He received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the “Universita’ degli Studi” of Milan (Italy) in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) in 1995. His research activity is related to wireless networks protocol design, modelling and implementation.


  • Location: Aula 4.1.F03, Edificio Torres Quevedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda. Universidad, 30, 28911 Leganes – Madrid

  • Organization: NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); Institute IMDEA Networks
  • Time: 01:30 pm
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