Video Streaming over Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: A Comparative Study and Future Perspectives

Keywords: Applications of VANET video transmission, Cooperative collision avoidance, Vehicular networks, Video streaming


Vehicular  Ad Hoc Network  (VANET) is emerged as an important research area that provides ubiquitous short-range connectivity among moving vehicles.  This network enables efficient traffic safety and infotainment applications. One of the promising applications is video transmission in vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-infrastructure environments.  But, video streaming over vehicular environment is a daunting task due to high movement of vehicles. This paper presents a survey on state-of-arts of video streaming over VANET. Furthermore, taxonomy of vehicular video transmission is highlighted in this paper with special focus on significant applications and their requirements with challenges, video content sharing, multi-source video streaming and video broadcast services. The comparative study of the paper compares the video streaming schemes based on type of error resilient technique, objective of study, summary of their study, the utilized simulator and the type of video sharing.  Lastly, we discussed the open issues and research directions related to video communication over VANET.


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Author Biography

Kayhan Z. Ghafoor, Department of Software Engineering, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University, Kurdistan Region

Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor received the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Salahaddin University, the MSc degree in Remote Weather Monitoring from Koya University and the PhD degree in Wireless Networks from University Technology Malaysia in 2003, 2006, and 2011, respectively. He is working as a senior lecturer in the Department of Software Engineering, College of Engineering, Salahaddin University. He has published over 30 scientific/research papers in prestigious international journals and conferences. Dr. Kayhan served as a guest editor of the special issue Network Protocols and Algorithms for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks for the MONET (Mobile Network & Applications). He is currently working as a General Chair of a workshop named Smart Sensor Protocols and Algorithms under The 9th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN-2014) which will be held in Hungary. He also served as an Associate Editor, Editorial Board Member and reviewer for numerous prestigious international journals, appeared as a workshop general chair for international workshops and conferences, and worked as a TPC member for more than 30 international conferences. He is the receipt of the UTM Chancellor Award 48th UTM convocation in 2012. He also awarded UTM International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) scholarship (Ahmad Ismail Foundation). His current research interests include routing over Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks and Tactical Wireless Networks, Cognitive vehicular network as well as Artificial Intelligence and network coding applications. He is a member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, IEEE Communications Society, Internet Technical Committee (ITC), and International Association of Engineers (IAENG).


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How to Cite
Ghafoor, K. Z. (2016) “Video Streaming over Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: A Comparative Study and Future Perspectives”, ARO-THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF KOYA UNIVERSITY, 4(2), pp. 25-36. doi: 10.14500/ARO.10128.
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