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Onur Altintas, Falko Dressler, Florian Hagenauer, Makiko Matsumoto, Miguel Sepulcre and Christoph Sommer, "Making Cars a Main ICT Resource in Smart Cities," Proceedings of 34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015), International Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Informatics (SmartCity 2015), Hong Kong, China, April 2015, pp. 654–659.


As cars are ubiquitous in today’s and tomorrow’s cities they could play a major role in the communication of the future. In the last years the development of Inter-Vehicle Communication (IVC) took huge steps forward and therefore gives us exactly the tools needed to accomplish this task. We propose an architecture, named Car4ICT, that puts cars into the middle of future ICT systems. In this system users are able to offer and request services; at the same time, members are in charge of discovering the services and routing the data between users. Members are always cars, therefore they are the central part of our architecture. A user can be a human using a smartphone, a machine offering sensor readings, or even a car which offers storage, processing power, or its own sensor readings. We outline the architecture of our system and the different concepts to connect the users and the members. As such services cannot easily be described with known concepts, we outline our way of identifying the services. Additionally, we present some initial proof of concept simulation results that show the immense potential of the system.

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Onur Altintas
Falko Dressler
Florian Hagenauer
Makiko Matsumoto
Miguel Sepulcre
Christoph Sommer

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    author = {Altintas, Onur and Dressler, Falko and Hagenauer, Florian and Matsumoto, Makiko and Sepulcre, Miguel and Sommer, Christoph},
    doi = {10.1109/INFCOMW.2015.7179448},
    title = {{Making Cars a Main ICT Resource in Smart Cities}},
    pages = {654--659},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    address = {Hong Kong, China},
    booktitle = {34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015), International Workshop on Smart Cities and Urban Informatics (SmartCity 2015)},
    month = {4},
    year = {2015},

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