Giovanni Ciccarese

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Broadcasting will be extensively used in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET), mainly for spreading out safety messages. A number of Intelligent Flooding Schemes (IFSs) have been recently proposed to optimize message dissemination. Some of them exploit a distributed timer-based contention mechanism in order to allow the most suitable nodes to forward the(More)
A number of Intelligent Flooding Schemes have been recently proposed to optimize message dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. Some of them exploit a distributed timer-based contention mechanism in order to allow the most suitable nodes to forward the packet and to suppress other potential forwarders. Unfortunately, due to some problems related to the(More)
This paper proposes a novel algorithm which enables an ARQ protocol defined for IEEE 802.16e to vary the packet size depending on wireless channel behaviour. The algorithm adopts an analytical approach for dynamically evaluating the optimal packet size. The latter is derived from an expression of the ARQ protocol efficiency, obtained by exploiting a(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Conventional surgery of the thoracic aorta is frequently associated with significant mortality and morbidity. Here we present treatment of surgical pathologies of the thoracic aorta using a less invasive endovascular approach. METHODS From January 2000 to May 2004, 51 patients (mean age 62.7 +/- 12.8 years, 36 men) underwent(More)
Motivated by safety applications in urban vehicular scenarios, where GPS does not typically provide the required positioning accuracy, a GPS-free localization technique that exploits vehicle-to-infrastructure communications is proposed. In particular, it provides for a vehicle to opportunistically use the beacon packets received from a roadside unit (RSU)(More)