The Internet of Vehicles (IoVs) has emerged as a new spin-off research topic from the traditional vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) area. Unlike VANETs, the IoV paradigm assumes that vehicular nodes are connected to other smart objects equipped with a powerful multi-sensor platform, communication technologies, computation units, and IP-based connectivity to the Internet, thereby creating a network called Internet of Vehicles. A Software-Defined Network (SDN) is characterized as being a network in which the data and control planes are separated, allowing the network behavior to be managed by defining flow rules for each node belonging to the network. To achieve such network behavior, the OpenFlow Protocol is typically applied, allowing nodes belonging to the network to have a secure and direct communication with the SDN controller, receiving and sending forwarding policies around the network.
The adoption of SDN concepts in the scope of the Internet of Vehicles is expected to achieve promising results, allowing a new network architecture, called Software Defined Internet of Vehicles (SDIoV), to be created.
In this special issue, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring the SDIoV Architecture. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Software-Defined Intelligent Transportation Systems.
Inter-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-X communications architectures and algorithms over SDIoV.
Security, privacy, and trust in SDIoV.
Performance, scalability, reliability and efficiency of SDIoV communications.
Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud applications with SDIoV.
Testbeds and validation.
Prof. Dr. Carlos T. Calafate
Dr. Ezedin Barka
Dr. Rasheed Hussain
Dr. Chaker Abdelaziz Kerrache
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2019