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We propose a group membership service for dynamic ad hoc networks. It maintains as long as possible the existing groups and ensures that each group diameter is always smaller than a constant, fixed according to the application using the groups. The proposed protocol is self-stabilizing and works in dynamic distributed systems. Moreover, it ensures a kind of(More)
In this paper, we present a protocol to collect data within a vehicular ad hoc network (VANET). In spite of the intrinsic dynamic of such network, our protocol simultaneously offers three relevant properties: (1) It allows any vehicle to collect data beyond its direct neighborhood (i.e., vehicles within direct communication range) using vehicle-to-vehicle(More)
A Vehicular Ad hoc Network is a collection of mobile hosts forming a temporary network without the aid of any established infrastructure. This flexibility in space and time induces new challenges towards the security needed to support secure communications. Indeed, VANET are subject to attacks due to their vulnerabilities; one of the most compromising(More)