GLOBECOM 2015 Vehicular Networks WorkshopTim Weil, Principal, SecurityFeeds, LLC

With the prospect of deployment of vehicular networks, there are challenges and debates. Viable deployment models, pros and cons of different air interfaces, spectrum sharing issues and security and privacy concerns are but a few. The recent Vehicular Networks Industry Workshop at IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 was an covered multiple aspects of opportunities and challenges with vehicular networks by first describing the near-term opportunities for deployment, not only with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) but also with evolving concepts in LTE, spectrum sharing across unlicensed technologies, up to and including 5G. other topics included network security and privacy issues, and and presentations describing current research in network simulation, vehicular cloud computing and vehicle telematics. This was the fourth Vehicular Networks program I have hosted at GLOBECOM. Previously workshops (2007-2009) had focused primarily on the technology of Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC/802.11p) and the emerging IEEE 1609 standards for Wireless Access to Vehicular Environments (WAVE). This year’s program was attended by twenty five international members of industry and academia and featured 6 speakers at the workshop, including these presentations –

Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) – Ready for Prime Time (Walton Fehr – US DOT)
5.9 GHz Spectrum Sharing – (John Kenney – Toyota ITC)
Is there LTE in V2V? (Jim Misener – Qualcomm)
Why We Need a New Paradigm for Securing the Internet of Vehicles (Tao Zhang – Cisco)
Research and Prototyping Activities of Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) at the University of Michigan (Weidong Xiang – University of Michigan)
Towards the Vehicular Cloud – Falko Dressler: Professor of Computer Science, University of Paderborn