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Evaluation Methodologies and Standards of Vehicular Networks

Sunday 16 May 2010, 17:10–18:40 (R105)

Recent developments in the automotive industry have aimed at better driving safety, traffic efficiency, and providing information to vehicle users. Many applications to be supported by vehicular networks exhibit unique characteristics such as highly dynamic and localized context. Vehicular networks should be designed to be flexible, robust, and resilient to support diverse applications, handle dynamic fluctuations, and evolve over deployment stages. While there have been many activities to develop and demonstrate applications based on vehicular networking technologies, the evaluation and field testing aspects have often been small-scale and hard to replicate. There exists urgent needs for methodologies and standards that enable evaluations and tests under realistic settings, and equally important, provide reference framework to compare and contrast results from various studies. Such evaluation methodologies and standards can provide valuable insights to characterize and validate realistic behaviors of applications and vehicular networks. This panel will address the needs and challenges, recent status and results in this subject area.

Seii Sai, Toyota InfoTechnology Center (Moderator)

Seii Sai received a Bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and a Master's degree in information and communication engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He joined Toyota InfoTechnology Center, Co., Ltd. in 2001 and worked as a research engineer for the architecture design and prototype development of wireless vehicular networks using mobile IP and group-based communication methods. Since 2005, he has been a project leader on the development of inter-vehicle communications system using UHF band for safety applications. His research interests include ITS system architecture, vehicle-to-vehicle communication methods, and routing protocols.

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Hyun Seo Oh, ETRI

Dr. Hyun Seo Oh is a team leader of the vehicle networking research team at ETRI in Korea, and is leading national projects such as VMC (Vehicle Multi-hop Communication) and Smart Highway in Korea.
Dr. Hyun Seo Oh received the B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Soongsil University in 1982, the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University in 1985, and the Ph. D. in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University in 1998. He has also been a visiting researcher in Ohio State University (OSU) in USA. He joined the research staff of ETRI in 1982. Then, he worked on the system engineering of digital switching system and secure communication system which has block ciphering and stream ciphering. He also developed cellular systems such as IS-95, PCS and IMT-2000 system. He then joined the ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) project to develop 5.8 GHz DSRC packet communication system for ETC, and the smart antenna project to develop adaptive antenna techniques for WCDMA cellular system and TDD-CDMA. Recently, he is leading vVhicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communication technology for vehicle safety and future ITS applications. He has been a committee member of Korea ITS society, and invited editor in IEEE vehicular communication society. He has published more than 100 journal papers and patents in the vehicular communications area.

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Falko Dressler, University of Erlangen

Falko Dressler is an assistant professor leading the Autonomic Networking Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of Erlangen. He teaches on self-organizing sensor and actor networks, network security, and communication systems. Dr. Dressler received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Erlangen in 1998 and 2003, respectively.
Dr. Dressler is an Editor for journals such as Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks and ACM/Springer Wireless Networks (WINET). He was guest editor of special issues on self-organization, autonomic networking, and bio-inspired computing and communication for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, and Springer Transactions on Computational Systems Biology (TCSB). Besides chairing a number of conferences and workshops, he regularly acts in the TPC of leading networking conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE Globecom, IEEE MASS, and others. Dr. Dressler published two books including Self-Organization in Sensor and Actor Networks, published by Wiley in 2007.
Dr. Dressler is a Senior Member of the IEEE (Communications Society, Computer Society, Vehicular Technology Society) as well as a Senior Member of ACM (SIGMOBILE), and member of GI (KuVS, Real-time). He is actively participating in several working groups of the IETF. His research activities are focused on self-organizing networks addressing issues in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, inter-vehicular communication systems, bio-inspired networking, and adaptive network security techniques. bio-inspired networking, and adaptive network security techniques.

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Michael Li, Industrial Technology Research Institute

Michael Li received a bachelor’s degree in Science and a Master’s degree in Engineering from National Tsing Hua University. Mr. Li currently works as a department manager at Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan, a government funded research organization with a mission to help technology advancement of Taiwan companies. Mr. Li's current project just created Taiwan's first IEEE 802.11p and IEEE 1609 compliant WAVE/DSRC unit, a wireless communication device for vehicle to vehicle, or vehicle to infrastructure communication. Mr. Li is also involved in IEEE 802.11p and IEEE 1609 standardization activities, as well as other WAVE/DSRC related joint research projects with National Chiao Tung University.

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Hagen Stübing, Adam Opel GmbH

Hagen Stübing is a research engineer in the Advanced Engineering Active Safety Department at the Adam Opel GmbH. He has been working for Opel on a number of national and international car-to-x projects. Within these activities he is heavily involved in the development of the simTD system architecture, a large field operational test (FOT) in Germany. He has further contributed to security and privacy solutions for simTD as well as for Pre-Drive C2X, a European funded FOT. Currently he is working inside the Car-to-Car Communication Consortium together with the standardization organizations ETSI TC ITS, to achieve a common European standard for ITS security.
Prior to joining Opel, he was studying Electrical Engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany with emphasis on embedded system design. In 2004 he joined a double degree program with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain from where he received his Masters Degree in Information and Communication Technologies in 2006. He completed his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) in 2008. Since July 2008 he is doing his PhD at Adam Opel GmbH in the field of vehicular ad hoc networks. In particular his research interests are MAC layer protection techniques for security and privacy issues as well as car-to-X architectures in general.

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