Towards an Efficient Vehicular Clouds using Mobile Brokers

Chaker Abdelaziz Kerrache, Farhan Ahmad, Zeeshan Ahmad, Nasreddine Lagraa, Fatih Kurugollu, Nabil Benamar

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Vehicular Adhoc Networks (VANET) is the backbone technology behind Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) which offers a plethora of safety and comfort applications. With their powerful computation and storage capacities, vehicles themselves can play the role of services producers, thus, realizing the concept of Vehicular Clouds (VC) within the network. However, to make their services discoverable, they publish their services in a shared repository, generally within the fixed Roadside Units (RSU). Unfortunately, if the requesting vehicle is not within the range of RSU, it is hard to request or publish a service. In this paper, we propose an efficient vehicular cloud architecture that takes advantage of the public buses as a mobile cloud repository, called also 'brokers'. Their known path and coverage of all the city areas makes them the most suitable place to store the existing services. In addition, we implemented our proposal over a trust-based routing protocol which selects the most connected and trusted path to deliver both requests and provide services. Simulation results depict that our proposal can reach high success ratios (> 90%) using a reduced number of mobile brokers in the network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences (ICCIS 2019)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681251, 9781538681244
ISBN (Print)9781538681268
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences - Sakaka, Saudi Arabia
Duration: 3 Apr 20194 Apr 2019


Conference2019 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences
Abbreviated titleICCIS 2019
Country/TerritorySaudi Arabia
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