VANETs and Visualization Techniques: Scientific and Commercial Purposes

During the VIEW Conference, 12th International Computer Graphics conference, to be held in Turin, 25 to 28 October 2011, Francesco Fileppo Project Manager and Research Engineer at ISMB will speak about vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs).

Vehicular ad –hoc networks (VANETs) are dynamic wireless networks, whose nodes are vehicles and, optionally, fixed roadside units. VANETs are meant to assist drivers by promptly collecting and delivering information, primarily on safety and traffic management, but also for entertainment and driver comfort. VANETs and visualization techniques are, as a matter of fact, mutually linked. On one hand the visualization can support scientific and monitoring purposes: for instance it enables the analysis of VANET performances and of the huge amount of data collected by means of VANETs (environmental data, weather, traffic and pollution, road conditions…). On the other hand, novel visualization techniques can make the driving and navigation experience immersive: an aggregated visual interface can simultaneously present data on traffic and traffic lights, information about accidents, pedestrians and advertisements; such contents can be displayed on the same interface used by navigators to give directions. The speech, after introducing the topic VANETs, provides a deeper insight into the coupling between Visualization techniques and VANETs.

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