Poster: Adapter framework for VANET simulators

Sebastian Ebers, Stefan Fischer


To evaluate applications for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) simulations are a widely used alternative to potentially costly and complex field tests. For authentic results, simulations of realistic vehicular movement and communication environment are mandatory. Usually, a traffic simulator and a network simulator are used for the first and second requirement, respectively. Some VANET simulators combine independent simulators of both domains while others implement the necessary functionality themselves. However, due to different scopes of functionality, available protocols, etc., the choice of a VANET simulator has an impact on the result. Unfortunately, VANET applications are typically implemented based on a certain VANET simulator's API. Thus, applications have to be adapted when switching between simulators. To solve this problem, we developed a framework which allows for executing VANET applications in different environments without modification. We further defined a VANET API which aims at enabling portability for VANET applications. Hence, applications can be implemented independently of the used VANET simulator and can be even run on real hardware unmodified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC)
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationPaderborn, Germany
Publication date01.01.2015
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-4799-7660-7
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2015
Event 2014 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) - Paderborn, Germany
Duration: 03.12.201405.12.2014


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