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Vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) can offer various services and benefits to users and thus deserves deployment effort. Attacking and misusing such network could cause destructive consequences. It is therefore necessary to integrate security requirements into the design of VANETs and defend VANET systems against misbehavior, in order to ensure correct and(More)
Considering a disk of unit area with n nodes, we investigate the capacity of wireless networks using directional antennas. First, we study the throughput capacity of random directional networks with multihop relay schemes, and find that the capacity gain compared to random omnidirectional networks is O(log n), which is tighter than previous results. We also(More)
An optical network is too costly to act as a broadband access network. On the other hand, a pure wireless ad hoc network with n nodes and total bandwidth of W bits per second cannot provide satisfactory broadband services since the pernode throughput diminishes as the number of users goes large. In this paper, we propose a hybrid wireless network, which is(More)
This paper addresses energy conservation, a fundamental issue of paramount importance in heterogeneous mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) consisting of powerful nodes (i.e., P-nodes) as well as normal nodes (i.e., B-nodes). By utilizing the inherent device heterogeneity, we propose a cross-layer designed Device-Energy-Load Aware Relaying framework, named(More)
Recently, eHealth systems have replaced paper based medical system due to its prominent features of convenience and accuracy. Also, since the medical data can be stored on any kind of digital devices, people can easily obtain medical services at any time and any place. However, privacy concern over patient medical data draws an increasing attention. In the(More)
This paper addresses the throughput maximization problem in wireless mesh networks. For the case of cooperative access points, we present a negotiation-based throughput maximization algorithm which adjusts the operating channel and power level among access points automatically, from a game-theoretical perspective. We show that this algorithm converges to(More)
Current deployment of the wireless mesh networks (WMN) necessitates mobility management to support mobile clients roaming around the network without service interruption. Though Mobile IP and other previous protocols can be applied to WMNs to gain the micro-mobility as well as macro-mobility support, high signaling cost and long handoff latency problems(More)
Security requirements should be integrated into the design of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), which bear unique features like road-safety and life-critical message dissemination. In this paper, we propose a security framework for VANETs to achieve privacy desired by vehicles and non-repudiation required by authorities, in addition to satisfying(More)
Sensor-enabled RFID technology has generated a lot of interest from industries lately. Integrated with miniaturized sensors, RFID tags could provide not only the IDs but also valuable real-time information about the state of the corresponding objects or the surrounding environment, which is beneficial to many practical applications, such as warehouse(More)
Anonymity has received increasing attention in the literature due to the users' awareness of their privacy nowadays. Anonymity provides protection for users to enjoy network services without being traced. While anonymity-related issues have been extensively studied in payment-based systems such as e-cash and peer-to-peer (P2P) systems, little effort has(More)