Ahmad Mohamad Mezher

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—Road safety has become a main issue for governments and car manufacturers in the last twenty years. The development of new vehicular technologies has favoured companies, researchers and institutions to focus their efforts on improving road safety. During the last decades, the evolution of wireless technologies has allowed researchers to design(More)
In recent years, the general interest in routing for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) has increased notably. Many proposals have been presented to improve the behavior of the routing decisions in these very changeable networks. In this paper, we propose a new routing protocol for VANETs that uses four different metrics. which are the distance to(More)
—Vehicular communication for intelligent transportation systems will provide safety, comfort for passengers, and more efficient travels. This type of network has the advantage to warn drivers of any event occurred in the road ahead, such as traffic jam, accidents or bad weather. This way, the number of traffic accidents may decrease and many lives could be(More)
Obstacles in Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) in urban scenarios are an important issue. Normally, in traffic simulators vehicles can send/receive packets between each other if they are in the same transmission range no matter if an obstacle is presented or not between them. For this reason, checking if there is an obstacle between sender and receiver is(More)
The dissemination of video information contents migth enhance the performances of safety-related applications in vehicular ah-hoc networks (VANETs). A major problem concerns the high sensitivity of the compressed video streams to the severe channel conditions in wireless ad-hoc networks. The reliable dissemination of video contents in mobile environments is(More)
Video content delivery for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) is envisioned to be of high benefit for road safety, traffic management as well as for providing value-added vehicle services. In this paper, we evaluate five existing dissemination mechanisms in a realistic urban scenario. We also propose RCP+ as a renovated mechanism for adaptative video(More)
The prevention of accidents is one of the most important goals of ad hoc networks in smart cities. When an accident happens, dynamic sensors (e.g., citizens with smart phones or tablets, smart vehicles and buses, etc.) could shoot a video clip of the accident and send it through the ad hoc network. With a video message, the level of seriousness of the(More)
This paper proposes a mixed linear and integer optimization model for multi-hop ad-hoc networks to select the positions of the gateways over a certain area. This model mimics the routing behavior of such network and takes into account the maximum bandwidth capacity of the network gateways. We also include a suboptimal solution for the cases in which the(More)
—Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are infrastruc-tureless networks formed by wireless mobile devices. Recently, the demand over multimedia services such as video streaming has increased specially since the number of mobile end users is growing as well. MPEG-2 VBR is one of the most fitting video coding techniques for MANETs which improves the distribution of(More)
This paper proposes an adaptation of the collision probability used in the measure of the available bandwidth designed for Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) and which is described in ABE~\cite{abe}. Instead, we propose a new ABE+ that includes a new function to estimate the probability of losses. This new function has been specially designed for Vehicular Ad(More)
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