Software-defined vehicular networks: Opportunities and challenges

M. Zhu, Z. P. Cai, M. Xu, Jiannong Cao

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Abstract

Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET) are an important network environment to improve travailing safety, comfort and efficiency. However, due to the highly dynamic network topology and large network scale, efficient network management in VANET remains a big challenge. To simplify network management, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has rapidly emerged as a widely accepted networking paradigm for wired networks. In this paper, we propose Software-Defined Vehicular Networks (SDVN) that integrates the SDN paradigm with VANET. We show possible opportunities that SDVN may bring to VANET, such as a simpler network management, a better network performance and a faster network innovation. We also point out some new research challenges caused by the inherent characteristic of VANET in SDVN.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Science and Applied Technology - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Energy Science and Applied Technology, ESAT 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages247-252
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138028333
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event2nd International Conference on Energy Science and Applied Technology, ESAT 2015 - Wuhan, China
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Energy Science and Applied Technology, ESAT 2015
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period1/01/15 → …

Keywords

  • Open flow
  • Software-defined networking
  • Vehicular ad hoc networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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