The Third ACM International Workshop on
Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET 2006)

Workshop Program

The schedule for VANET 06 is as follows:

08:30 Welcome address
08:40 Keynote
09:40 Session 1: Safety (2 papers)
10:30 Break
10:50 Session 2: Information dissemination (2 papers)
11:40 Session 3: Modeling and Simulation (2 papers)
12:30 Posters and Lunch
14:30 Session 4: Security in VANETs (3 papers)
15:45 Break
16:00 Panel
17:30 Wrap-up and end of workshop

Details of each event can be found below.

The Full paper presentations will comprise four sessions, as follows:

Session 1: Safety


Session 2: Information Dissemination


Session 3: Modeling and Simulation


Session 4: Security

The Poster Session will comprise the following posters:

  • A Framework for Network Utility Maximization in VANETs
    Christoph Schroth (Technische Universität München), Markus Strassberger (BMW Group Research and Technology), Robert Eigner (Technische Universität München), Stephan Eichler (Technische Universität München)
  • GyTAR: Improved Greedy Traffic Aware Routing Protocol for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks in City Environments
    Moez Jerbi (France Telecom R&D), Sidi-Mohamad Senouci (FT R&D), Rabah Meraihi (ENST), Yacine Ghamri Doudane (LRSM, Institut d'Informatique d'Entreprise)
  • Adjusting Transmission Power and Packet Generation Rate of Periodc Status Information Messages in VANETs
    Marc Torrent-Moreno (University of Karlsruhe), Jens Mittag (University of Karlsruhe)
  • SKVR: Scalable Knowledge-based Routing Architecture for Public Transport Networks
    Shabbir Ahmed (The University of New South Wales), Salil Kanhere (University of New South Wales)
  • An Identity-Based Security Framework for Vehicular Networks
    Pandurang Kamat (Rutgers University), Arati Baliga (Rutgers University), Wade Trappe (WINLAB, Rutgers University)
  • VanetMobiSim: Generating Realistic Mobility Patterns for VANETs
    Jerome Haerri (Eurecom Institute), Marco Fiore (Politecnico di Torino), Fethi Filali (Institut Eurécom), Christian Bonnet (Institut Eurecom)
  • A Replica Distribution Scheme for Location-Dependent Information on Vehicle Ad Hoc Networks
    Mariko Yamanaka (Shizuoka University), Gen Tsuchida (Shizuoka University), Susumu Ishihara (Shizuoka University)
  • Automatic IP Address Configuration in VANETs
    Maria Fazio (University of Messina), Claudio Palazzi (University of Bologna), Shirshanka Das (UCLA), Mario Gerla (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Emergency Related Video Streaming in VANETs using Network Coding
    Joon-Sang Park (University of California, Los Angeles), Uichin Lee (UCLA), Soon Oh (University of California, Los Angeles), Mario Gerla (University of California at Los Angeles), Desmond Lun (MIT)
  • Increasing Broadcast Reliability in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
    Nathan Balon (University of Michigan), Jinhua Guo (University of Michigan)


Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) - Bringing Vehicle Adhoc Network Technology on the road

During the 10th World Congress held in Madrid, Spain (November 2003), the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced a new initiative, namely, Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII). This initiative represents the confluence of three areas of high interest to transportation policy managers: the Intelligent Vehicle Initiative, an emphasis on improved traffic operations, and the continuing evolution in telecommunication technology.

Following this announcement primary stakeholders were brought together by the USDOT under the umbrella of the National VII Coalition. In addition, the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium (VIIC) was formed in early 2005 by a group of light-duty vehicle manufacturers to actively engage in the design, testing and evaluation of a deployable VII system for the US.

This keynote address will review the goals and benefits of this large and diverse initiative founded on DSRC and further describe the current and planned activities that will culminate the design and build of a reference solution which will be the focus of a proof of concept demonstration during 2007. The important technical issues faced during the programs development will also be reviewed together with some of the socio economic challenges to be solved by the coalition on its path to National deployment.

Michael Cops

Michael Cops has worked in the automotive supply industry in Europe and the US for much of his professional career in which he has held increasingly senior engineering business and positions. He joined Motorola Inc. in 1986 to found their Automotive Applications and System Center in Dearborn Michigan and then progressed to VP and Director Business Operations where was responsible for management of various segments of their business including powertrain controls , body electronics, chassis control, sensors and telematics  systems.

In 2001 he started his own consulting business focusing on automotive systems business optimization. Michael has been providing consulting service as Program Manager to the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Consortium since Sept 2005.

Michael received a BSEE from Southbank University, London UK

Panel Discussion

Can VANETs support additional killer applications beyond safety and if so how?

Motivating Statement-The FCC has allocated 75MHz of DSRC spectrum at 5.9Ghz primarily to accommodate Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communication for safety applications. Commercial applications are allowed in this spectrum, as long as they do not interfere with the primary purpose. The Vehicle Infrastructure Integration (VII) Initiative tries to develop a deployment model for DSRC to support safety and non-safety applications over a VII Network. Similarly the research community has been looking at the design and usage of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) to also support both safety and non-safety applications simultaneously. This panel will take a look at the convergence of both topics and discuss opportunities and obstacles towards using VANET technology in a VII Network beyond safety. Among others, questions about technological differences, likely applications, privacy and business models will be discussed.


Fan Bai

Fan Bai is a Senior Researcher in the Electrical & Control Integration Lab., Research & Development and Planning Division, General Motors Corporation, since Sep., 2005. Before joining General Motors research lab, he received the B.S. degree in automation engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1999, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 2005.  His current research is focused on the discovery of fundamental principles and the analysis and design of protocols/systems for next-generation Vehicular Ad hoc Networks(VANET), for safety-related and non-safety applications.  Dr. Bai has published widely in top journals and major conferences such as INFOCOM, MobiHoc, JSAC and Elsevier AdHoc Networks Journal. In year 2006, he served at Technical Program Committee of IFIP Conference on Networking (Networking 2006), Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (MMNS 2006) and International Workshop of Vehicle Communications and Applications (Vehiclecomm 2006). He also served as Ph.D. supervisory committee member at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.

Luca Delgrossi holds a Computer Science Degree from the University of Milan and a Ph. D. from the Technical University of Berlin. His research interests focus on multimedia communications, network security, active networks, and vehicular ad-hoc networks. In the past, Dr. Delgrossi has been the architect of one of the first communications systems able to transfer multimedia data in real-time over the Internet. He also served as co-chair of the IETF ST Working Group to produce the protocol specifications of Internet RFC 1819. In Italy, he served as Associate Director of the Centre for Research on the Applications of Telematics to Organizations and Society (CRATOS) of the Catholic University at Piacenza, Italy, where he lectured for several years since 1995. In 2005, he joined the DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology North America laboratories at Palo Alto and started working on the Vehicle Infrastructure Integration Program. Currently, he is actively involved in VII-related ongoing efforts and he coordinates the VIIC Radio and OBE Projects targeted to the specification and implementation of a communications system and on-board equipment for DSRC proof-of-concept testing.

Chuhee Lee

Chuhee Lee is a Senior Project Engineer at Volkswagen Electronics Research Lab in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Lee joined Volkswagen in 2002 and has been working on in-vehicle applications using wireless communications. He is currently involved with VII program and other mobile service topics. Mr. Lee holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Jim Misener

Jim Misener is the Transportation Safety Research Leader at the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) at UC Berkeley, a program with over twenty-five safety-related projects.  He has also served as lead engineer and study manager for numerous Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) projects at PATH, with sponsorship from US DOT, Caltrans and various vehicle manufacturers.   Mr. Misener has developed technical approaches – in addition to serving as manager and/or lead engineer – for a host of projects ranging from autonomous (rear end) collision warning, cooperative (intersection) collision warning, and sensing systems for a variety of modal platforms to include transit vehicles– so long as the common thread is safety.  Jim has also established and leads the PATH center, Vehicle-Infrastructure Technology, Analysis and Science (VITAS).  Mr. Misener is a member of IEEE (Intelligent Transportation Section), SPIE (Organizing Committee for Unmanned Ground Vehicles), SAE (Dedicated Short Range Technical Committee, Digitial Map Subcommittee Chair) and is an active member of the TRB Vehicle Highway Automation Committee.  Mr. Misener serves on the ITS America Automotive, Telematics and Consumer Electronics Advisory Board and is a member of the ITS California Board of Directors.  Jim is also an assistant editor for the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems.  Mr. Misener obtained a BS from UCLA and a MS from USC.

Mario Proietti
Mario Proietti is a Co-Founder of TechnoCom and over the years has served in a variety of capacities including EVP, CEO and most recently CTO. He has guided the company from its early stages as a fledgling, boot-strapped start-up, through a strategic investment from an industry leading publicly-traded corporation, and successful consummation of its first venture financing that included a syndicate of four prominent venture capital investors. Currently, as CTO, Mr. Proietti is responsible for guiding the technical strategy and product vision of the company.  Mr. Proietti obtained his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Renssalear Polytechnic Institute. He holds two patents for the application of wireless location technologies. Mr. Proietti serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of GPS World Magazine and as chair of the Wireless Network Issues Committee of the E9-1-1 Institute

Max Kicherer (Moderator) is currently a senior development engineer at the BMW Group Technology Office USA in Palo Alto, CA., a position he has held since March 2005. His activities have included scouting and prototyping in the fields of wired and wireless communication systems. He is currently the technical project lead for BMWs VII-C activities in the US.  Prior to his current assignment Mr. Kicherer worked at BMW Group Headquarters in Munich, Germany. After joining BMW in December of 2002 he worked in the wiring harness department on advanced and series development projects. His responsibilities included consortial work on the MOST(tm) and FlexRay(tm) communication systems.  Max Kicherer graduated from the University of Ulm, Germany, in August of 1999 as a Dipl. Phys. Subsequently he worked as a scientific research assistant in the Department of Optoelectronics at the University of Ulm.  His research there was focused on high speed optical data transmission elements like vertical cavity lasers.

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