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WiVEC 2008 Program

Sunday 21 September
1pm–2pm   Opening and Keynote session
2pm–3:30pm   Oral Session 1: Applications, Systems and Experiments
3:30pm–4pm   Coffee break
3:30pm–5:15pm   Posters and Demos session (includes coffee break)
5:30pm–6:45pm   Panel
7pm–9pm   VTC & WiVeC Welcome Reception
Monday 22 September
8:30am–10am   VTC Opening Plenary
10am–10:30am   Coffee Break
10:30am–12pm   Oral Session 2: PHY and MAC
12:10pm–1:30pm   Lunch
1:30pm–3:00pm   Oral Session 3: Protocols
3:00pm–3:30pm   Coffee Break
3:30pm–5:00pm   Panel
6pm–7:30pm   VTC Professors' Panel

Oral Session 1: Applications, Systems and Experiments

  1. I2V Communication Driving Assistance System: On-board Traffic Light Assistant, Inaki Iglesias, Lucia Isasi, Maider Larburu, Veronica Martinez, and Begona Molinete, Tecnalia-Robotiker, Spain.
  2. Mobile WiMAX: Performance Analysis and Comparison with Experimental Results, Mai Tran, George Zaggoulos, Andrew Nix, and Angela Doufexi, Bristol University, United Kingdom.
  3. TRACKSS Approach to Improving Road Safety through Sensors Collaboration on Vehicle and in Infrastructure, Leonardus (Budi) Arief, Newcastle University, UK; and Axel von Arnim, LCPC, France.
  4. V2V Communications in Automotive Multi-sensor Multi-target Tracking, Matthias Roeckl, Thomas Strang, and Matthias Kranz, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany.
  5. Towards Advanced Information Fusion for Driver Assistant Systems of Modern Vehicles, Florian Dittmann and Konstantina Geramani, TWT GmbH, Science & Innovation, Germany; George Rigas, Christos Katsis, and Dimitrios Fotiadis, University of Ioaninna, Greece.

Oral Session 2: PHY and MAC

  1. A Channel Update Algorithm for VBLAST Architecture in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks, Ghassan M.T. Abdalla and Mosa Ali Abu-Rgheff, University of Plymouth, UK; and Sidi-Mohammed Senouci, France Telecom, France.
  2. Doppler Spread Suppression Technique for an L-band Digital Radio Broadcast System, Abdelmoumen Mouaki Benani, André Carr, and Martin Quenneville, Communications Research Centre Canada, Canada.
  3. Performance Evaluation of Vehicular Ultra-wideband Radio Channels, Youichiro Nakahata, Katsushi Ono, Isamu Matsunami, and Akihiro Kajiwara, Kitakyushu University, Japan.
  4. Optimizing Adaptive Transmission Policies for Wireless Vehicular Communications, Miguel Sepulcre and Javier Gozalvez, University Miguel Hernandez, Spain.
  5. Evaluation of the IEEE 802.11p MAC Method for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication, Katrin Bilstrup and Elisabeth Uhlemann, Halmstad University, Sweden; Erik G. Ström, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; and Urban Bilstrup, Halmstad University, Sweden.

Oral Session 3: Protocols

  1. LOUVRE: Landmark Overlays for Urban Vehicular Routing Environments, Kevin Lee and Michael Le, UCLA, USA; Jerome Harri, University of Karlsruhe, Germany; and Mario Gerla, UCLA, USA.
  2. Media Access Technique for Cluster-Based Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Zaydoun Rawashdeh and Syed Mahmud, Wayne State University, USA.
  3. Optimized Position Based Gossiping in VANETs, Boto Bako, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, and Michael Weber, Ulm University, Germany.
  4. Operation and Performance of Vehicular Ad-hoc Routing Protocols in Realistic Environments, Ramon Bauza, Javier Gozalvez, and Miguel Sepulcre, University Miguel Hernandez, Spain.
  5. A Novel Headway-Based Vehicle-to-Vehicle Multi-Mode Broadcasting Protocol, Mostafa Taha, Assiut University (ARE), Egypt ; and Yassin Hasan, Assiut University (ARE) - Taibah University (KSA), Egypt.

Posters and Demos Session


  1. 50 Ways to Track Your Lover, Lars Fischer and Claudia Eckert, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
  2. Efficient Certificate Distribution for Vehicle Heartbeat Messages, Jeremy Blum and Alexey Tararakin, Pennsylvania State University, USA; Azim Eskandarian, The George Washington University, USA.
  3. On the Cost-Effective Wireless Broadband Service Delivery from High Altitude Platforms with an Economical Business Model Design, Zhe Yang and Abbas Mohammed, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  4. Pseudonym-on-demand: A New Pseudonym Refill Strategy for Vehicular Communications, Zhendong Ma, Frank Kargl and Michael Weber, Ulm University, Germany.
  5. Remote Medical Monitoring Through Vehicular Ad Hoc Network, Hyduke Noshadi, Eugenio Giordano, Hagop Hagopian, Giovanni Pau, Mario Gerla and Majid Sarrafzadeh, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  6. The WiMAX ASN Network in the V2I scenario, Marina Aguado, Jon Matias, and Eduardo Jacob, University of the Basque Country, Spain; and Marion Berbineau, INRETS, France.
  7. Study on Distributed Delay Time Control Algorithm for Cooperative Multi-hop Vehicular Networks with Cyclic Delay Diversity, Shizen Sasaki, Hidekazu Murata, Koji Yamamoto, and Susumu Yoshida, Kyoto University, Japan.
  8. Multilevel Coded Cooperation for Wireless Vehicular Networks, Mumtaz Yilmaz, and Reyat Yilmaz, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey.
  9. A Selective Cluster Index Scheduling Method in OFDMA, Marios Nicolaou, Angela Doufexi, and Simon Armour, University of Bristol, United Kingdom.


  1. The Design of a Wireless Access for Vehicular Environment (WAVE) Prototype for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Vehicular Infrastructure Integration (VII), Weidong Xiang, Yue Huang, and Sudhan Majhi, University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA.
  2. C-VeT an open research platform for VANETs: Evaluation of Peer to Peer Applications in Vehicular Networks, Eugenio Giordano, University of California Los Angeles, USA; Andrea Tomatis, Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Abhishek Ghosh, University of California Los Angeles, USA; Giovanni Pau, University of California Los Angeles, USA; and Mario Gerla, University of California Los Angeles, USA.
  3. Demonstrator: V2V Communications in Automotive Multi-sensor Multi-target Tracking, Matthias Roeckl, Thomas Strang, and Matthias Kranz, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany.
  4. NCTUns 5.0: A Network Simulator for IEEE 802.11(p) and 1609 Wireless Vehicular Network Researches, Shie-Yuan Wang and Chih-Che Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.
  5. Secure and Privacy-Enhancing Vehicular Communication: Demonstration of implementation and operation, Petra Ardelean and Panagiotis (Panos) Papadimitratos, EPFL, Switzerland.
  6. U2VAS: A Research Communication Stack for Vehicular Networks, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Fabian Wolf, and Michael Weber, Ulm University, Germany.
  7. Visualizing and Understanding Spatio-Temporal Correlations of Data Dissemination in Vehicular Environments, Tessa Tielert, Felix Schmidt-Eisenlohr, and Hannes Hartenstein, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany.

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