Vasilis Verroios

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—A fundamental application in vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) is the discovery of available parking spaces as vehicles navigate through urban road networks. Vehicles are now capable of finding such parking spots using their on-board sensing and computational infrastructure and then they can disseminate this information for use by other members of the(More)
Cooperative Collision Warning Systems (CCWSs) have become a major vehicle safety application in intelligent transportation systems. Vehicles organized in a vehicular ad-hoc network use a CCWS communication protocol to propagate emergency messages about hazardous events. Police cars, ambulances responding to incidents and speeding cars or motorcycles that(More)
Crowdsourcing struggles when workers must see all of the pieces of input to make an accurate judgment. For example , to find the most important scenes in a novel or movie, each worker must spend hours consuming the entire plot to acquire a global understanding and then apply that understanding to each local scene. To enable the crowdsourcing of large-scale(More)
—Both economic reasons and interoperation requirements necessitate the deployment of IaaS-clouds based on a share-nothing architecture. Here, live VM migration becomes a major impediment to achieving cloud-wide load balancing via selective and timely VM-migrations. Our approach is based on copying virtual disk images and keeping them synchronized during the(More)
Latency is a critical factor when using a crowdsourcing platform to solve a problem like entity resolution or sorting. In practice, most frameworks attempt to reduce latency by heuristically splitting a budget of questions into rounds, so that after each round the answers are analyzed and new questions are selected. We focus on one of the most extensively(More)
—Crowdsourcing refers to solving large problems by involving human workers that solve component sub-problems or tasks. In data crowdsourcing, the problem involves data acquisition, management, and analysis. In this paper, we provide an overview of data crowdsourcing, giving examples of problems that the authors have tackled, and presenting the key design(More)
An important problem that online work marketplaces face is grouping clients into clusters, so that in each cluster clients are similar with respect to their hiring criteria. Such a separation allows the marketplace to "learn" more accurately the hiring criteria in each cluster and recommend the right contractor to each client, for a successful(More)
—Speeding cars and motorcycles constantly varying their speed, changing lanes or committing other apparent traffic violations as well as police cars and ambulances responding to incidents, are examples of vehicles that demonstrate hazardous traffic patterns. We propose a detection and a broadcasting protocol that run on top of vehicular ad-hoc networks and(More)
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