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A Max Coverage Formulation for Information Dissemination in Vehicular Networks

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5 Author(s)
Trullols, O. ; Univ. Politec. de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain ; Barcelo-Ordinas, J.M. ; Fiore, M. ; Casetti, C.
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We consider that a given number of dissemination points (DPs) have to be deployed for disseminating information to vehicles travelling in an urban area. We formulate our problem as a maximum coverage problem (MCP) so as to maximize the number of vehicles that get in contact with the DPs and as a second step with a sufficient amount of time. Since the MCP is NP-hard, we solve it though heuristic algorithms. Evaluation of the proposed solutions in a realistic urban environment shows how knowledge of vehicular mobility plays a major role in achieving an optimal coverage of mobile users, and that simple heuristics provide near-optimal results even in large-scale scenarios.

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Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, 2009. WIMOB 2009. IEEE International Conference on

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12-14 Oct. 2009