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 communication(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)
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)
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)
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)
Mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) are infrastructureless 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)
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)
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)
The technical contents of this paper fall within the field of statistical disclosure control (SDC), which concerns the postprocessing of the demographic portion of the statistical results of surveys containing sensitive personal information, in order to effectively safeguard the anonymity of the participating respondents. The concrete purpose of this study(More)