peer to peer approach based replica and locality awareness to manage and disseminate data in vehicular ad hoc networks

Abdelkader Guezzi, Abderrahmane Lakas, Ahmed Korichi, Sarra Cherbal

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Distributed Hash Table (DHT) based structured peer-to-peer (P2P) systems provide an efficient method of disseminating information in a VANET environment owing to its high performance and properties (e.g., self-organization, decentralization, scalability, etc.). The topology of ad hoc vehicle networks (VANET) varies dynamically; its disconnections are frequent due to the high movement of vehicles. In such a topology, information availability is an ultimate problem for vehicles, in general, connect and disconnect frequently from the network. Data replication is an appropriate and adequate solution to this problem. In this contribution, to increase the accessibility of data, which also increases the success rate of the lookup, a method based on replication in the Vanet network is proposed named LAaR-Vanet. Also, this replication strategy is combined with a locality-awareness method to promote the same purpose and to avoid the problems of long paths. The performance of the proposed solution is assessed by a series of in-depth simulations in urban areas. The obtained results indicate the efficiency of the proposed approach, in terms of the following metrics: lookup success rate, the delay, and the number of the logical hop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-81
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2020


  • Distributed Hash Table (DHT)
  • Locality Awareness
  • Replication
  • Structured P2P Systems
  • Vehicular Ad-hoc Network (VANET)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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