Invited Speaker Seminar: Mobility Modeling for Vehicular Communication Networks

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Montreal Chapter of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Montreal Chapter of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, IEEE Montreal Section, ReSMiQ – Regroupement Stratégique en Microsystèmes du Québec

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Room EV02.184
  • Flyer link

Mobility Modeling for Vehicular Communication Networks”


Research and development for vehicular communication networks have been gaining momentum
worldwide. The emerging paradigm of vehicular networks is expected to improve road safety, increase
vehicular transportation efficiency, and support infotainment services to drivers and passengers. However,
high vehicle mobility and frequent network topology changes pose significant technical challenges in reliable
end-to-end information delivery. This presentation focuses on some recent studies on vehicle mobility
modeling, which is essential to cluster-based networking algorithm and protocol development for
satisfactory service quality. We first present a stochastic microscopic vehicle mobility model to capture
the time variations of the distance between two consecutive vehicles on a highway. The proposed mobility
model is used to characterize the duration of a communication link connecting two nodes in the network
for different vehicular traffic flow conditions. Then, we discuss the impact of vehicle mobility on node
cluster stability. The limiting behavior of a system of two neighboring clusters is modeled. Finally, we
study how cluster instability affects the intra- and inter – cluster routing overhead. The proposed vehicle
mobility model is a useful tool for studying the impact of mobility and node density on the performance of
network protocols in vehicular communication networks.


Weihua Zhuang has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of
Waterloo, Canada, since 1993, where she is a Professor and a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Wireless
Communication Networks. Her current research focuses on resource allocation and QoS provisioning
in wireless networks, and on a smart grid. She is a co-recipient of several best paper awards from IEEE
conferences. Dr. Zhuang is the Technical Program Chair of IEEE VTC Fall 2017 to be held in Toronto,
Canada. She was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2007-2013),
Technical Program Co-Chair of IEEE VTC FALL 2016, and the Technical Program Symposia Chair of the
IEEE Globecom 2011. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a
Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and an elected member of the Board of Governors and VP
Publications of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Wei-Ping Zhu
514-848-2424 ext. 4132

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