Source Mobility in Vehicular Named-Data Networking: An Overview

  • Joao M. Duarte
  • Torsten Braun
  • Leandro A. Villas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 223)


This work investigates the problem of content source mobility in Vehicular Named Data Networking (VNDN). We evaluate through experiments the effects of source mobility on VNDN application performance, we analyze the main approaches already proposed in the literature to address its negative impacts and propose a new solution. Our proposed solution combines the concepts of Floating Content (FC) and Home Repository (HR). FC is an infrastructure-less mechanism that relies on in-network caching and content replication to support content sharing within a specific geographic region. An HR is a fixed node that can provide requested content objects on behalf of mobile content sources. Our main goal is to propose an efficient solution for source mobility in VNDN, able to provide high application performance and eliminate the weaknesses of existing approaches such as single points of failure and high overhead in the wireless communication medium.


Source mobility Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks Named-Data Networking Vehicular Named-Data Networking 



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 would like to thank The Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES) and the grant 2015/07538-1, Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for the support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joao M. Duarte
    • 1
    • 2
  • Torsten Braun
    • 1
  • Leandro A. Villas
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.IC, University of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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