Analysis of Vehicular Storage and Dissemination Services Based on Floating Content

  • Mihai Ciocan
  • Ciprian Dobre
  • Valentin Cristea
  • Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis
  • George Mastorakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 141)


Floating Content is an attractive model for deploying and sharing information between mobile devices in a completely decentralized manner. For vehicular city-scale applications, the model has many applications. In this paper we conduct an analysis of the feasibility of such a model to support the sharing and dissemination of localized information, using realistic mobility traces in two different cities. As our experimental results reveal, the feasibility in urban environments is influenced by several factors. A high density inside the anchor location sustain the life of the information regardless the radius size. Having a big radius may cluster more vehicles and thus, increases the probability of floating. The radio range can also affect information sharing. A small radio range compared to the information availability range may prevent the application to spread content in the entire zone and rely on vehicle density. For all these, we provide experimental evidence.


Floating content Collaborative sharing Vehicular networks Mobile data dissemination 



The work presented in this paper is co-funded by the European Union, Eurostars Programme, under the project 8111, DELTA “Network-Aware Delivery Clouds for User Centric Media Events”.

The research is partially supported by COST Action IC1303 AAPELE, and by project MobiWay, PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-0321.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai Ciocan
    • 1
  • Ciprian Dobre
    • 1
  • Valentin Cristea
    • 1
  • Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis
    • 2
  • George Mastorakis
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Automatic Control and ComputersUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus
  3. 3.Technological Educational Institute of CreteHeraklion, CreteGreece

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