Connectivity provisioning using cognitive channel selection in vehicular networks

Elif Bozkaya, Müge Erel, Berk Canberk*

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High mobility of vehicles, limited transmission range of roadside units (RSUs), and channel status (busy or idle) cause dynamic topological changes in Vehicular Networks (VNs). Due to these dynamic topological changes, maintaining full connectivity arises as a main communication challenge in VNs. Moreover, the high number of channel switching also effects the quality of network connectivity causing an another significant problem in VNs. In order to overcome these challenges, we analyze the full connectivity provisioning in VNs by proposing four cognitive channel selection algorithms, parameterizing the vehicle satisfaction ratio and the number of channel switching. Specifically, the proposed channel selection algorithms provide minimal channel switching ratio while conserving full network connectivity. We also compare the results of multi-channel selection and single channel selection and simulation results show that network connectivity can be enhanced while optimizing the channel switching with our proposed cognitive channel selection algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAd Hoc Networks - 6th International ICST Conference, ADHOCNETS 2014, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsNatalie Mitton, Antoine Gallais, Symeon Papavassiliou, Melike Erol Kantarci
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319133287
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th International ICST Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2014 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 18 Aug 201419 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference6th International ICST Conference on Ad Hoc Networks, ADHOCNETS 2014

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Publisher Copyright:
© Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2014.


  • Channel switching
  • Dynamic channel allocation
  • Network connectivity
  • Vehicular networks


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