SDN Coordination for CCN and FC Content Dissemination in VANETs

  • Ridha Soua
  • Eirini Kalogeiton
  • Gaetano Manzo
  • Joao M. Duarte
  • Maria Rita Palattella
  • Antonio Di Maio
  • Torsten Braun
  • Thomas Engel
  • Leandro A. Villas
  • Gianluca A. Rizzo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 184)


Content dissemination in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks has a myriad of applications, ranging from advertising and parking notifications, to traffic and emergency warnings. This heterogeneity requires optimizing content storing, retrieval and forwarding among vehicles to deliver data with short latency and without jeopardizing network resources. In this paper, for a few reference scenarios, we illustrate how approaches that combine Content Centric Networking (CCN) and Floating Content (FC) enable new and efficient solutions to this issue. Moreover, we describe how a network architecture based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) can support both CCN and FC by coordinating distributed caching strategies, by optimizing the packet forwarding process and the availability of floating data items. For each scenario analyzed, we highlight the main research challenges open, and we describe a few possible solutions.


VANETs Software defined networking Content centric networking Floating content Content caching and replication 



This work was undertaken under the CONTACT project, CORE/SWISS/15/IS/10487418, funded by the National Research Fund Luxembourg (FNR) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) project No. 164205. The authors also like to thank the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for the financial support by grant 2016/09254-3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ridha Soua
    • 1
  • Eirini Kalogeiton
    • 2
  • Gaetano Manzo
    • 2
    • 3
  • Joao M. Duarte
    • 2
    • 4
  • Maria Rita Palattella
    • 1
  • Antonio Di Maio
    • 1
  • Torsten Braun
    • 2
  • Thomas Engel
    • 1
  • Leandro A. Villas
    • 4
  • Gianluca A. Rizzo
    • 3
  1. 1.SnTUniversity of LuxembourgEsch-sur-alzetteLuxembourg
  2. 2.University of BernBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.HES-SODelémontSwitzerland
  4. 4.Institute of ComputingUniversity of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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