Veins – Vehicles in Network Simulation

Die am Lehrstuhl entwickelte Simulationsumgebung Veins, welche Straßenverkehrssimulation mit Netzwerksimulation koppelt, ist weltweit verbreitet und stellt ein mächtiges Werkzeug zur realistischen Untersuchung von Fahrzeugnetzen dar. Die Entwicklung und Verbesserung von Simulationsmodellen um die Aussagekraft von Simulationen noch weiter zu erhöhen, ist ein ständiger Schwerpunkt meiner Forschung. Es geht hier besonders um die Entwicklung realistischer MAC- und PHY-Layer-Modelle, um gewollte und ungewollte Effekte diverser Kanalzugriffsmechanismen in einer Simulationsumgebung zu entdecken und zu bewerten. Doch auch Fragestellung im Bereich der Verkehrssicherheit oder Verkehrsflussoptimierung können in diesem Kontext beantwortet werden.

  • Keywords: Veins, Simulation, Fahrzeugnetze, Layer-Modelle, Simulation, C2C (Car to Car); Vanet
  • Project Period: 2009-09-01 - present

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  1. David Eckhoff and Christoph Sommer, "Simulative Performance Evaluation of Vehicular Networks," in "Vehicular Communications and Networks: Architectures, Protocols, Operation and Deployment", Wai Chen (Ed.), Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing, pp. 255-274, 2015
  2. Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer, Falko Dressler and David Eckhoff, "The Scrambler Attack: A Robust Physical Layer Attack on Location Privacy in Vehicular Networks," 4th IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2015), CNC Workshop, Anaheim, CA, pp. 395-400, February 2015
  3. Christoph Sommer, David Eckhoff and Falko Dressler, "IVC in Cities: Signal Attenuation by Buildings and How Parked Cars Can Improve the Situation," in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing vol. 13 (8), pp. 1733-1745, August 2014  
  4. Robert Bodenheimer, Alexej Brauer, David Eckhoff and Reinhard German, "Enabling GLOSA for Adaptive Traffic Lights," 6th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2014), Paderborn, Germany, pp. 167-174, December 2014  
  5. David Eckhoff, Nikoletta Sofra and Reinhard German, "A Performance Study of Cooperative Awareness in ETSI ITS G5 and IEEE WAVE," 10th IEEE/IFIP Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2013), Banff, Canada, pp. 196-200, March 2013  
  6. David Eckhoff, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "On the Necessity of Accurate IEEE 802.11p Models for IVC Protocol Simulation," 75th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2012-Spring), Yokohama, Japan, pp. 1-5, May 2012  
  7. David Eckhoff and Christoph Sommer, "A Multi-Channel IEEE 1609.4 and 802.11p EDCA Model for the Veins Framework," 5th ACM/ICST International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems (SIMUTools 2012): 5th ACM/ICST International Workshop on OMNeT++ (OMNeT++ 2012), Poster Session, Desenzano, Italy, March 2012
  8. David Eckhoff, Christoph Sommer, Reinhard German and Falko Dressler, "Cooperative Awareness At Low Vehicle Densities: How Parked Cars Can Help See Through Buildings," IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), Houston, TX, December 2011  
  9. David Eckhoff, Tobias Gansen, Robert Mänz, Daniela Thum, Oliver Klages and Christoph Sommer, "Simulative Performance Evaluation of the simTD Self Organizing Traffic Information System," 10th IFIP/IEEE Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net 2011), Favignana Island, Sicily, Italy, pp. 79-86, June 2011  


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Paper Presentation at IEEE VNC 2018

Alexander Brummer presented the results of his paper "Measurement-Based Evaluation of Environmental Diffraction Modeling for 3D Vehicle-to-X Simulation" at this year's IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference (this time in its 10th edition) is one of the main scientific events in the field of V2X communications.

Published on 2018-12-20 15:58:30 (Permalink)

Two accepted papers at VNC 2017

Both of our papers submitted to the IEEE Vehicular Network Conference 2017 to be held in Torino, Italy got accepted. The papers called "A Stochastic V2V LOS/NLOS Model Using Neural Networks for Hardware-In-The-Loop Testing" and "Multi-hop for GLOSA Systems: Evaluation and Results from a Field Experiment" are collaborations together with our external PhD students at AUDI Christina Stadler and Rainer Stahlmann as well as our alumnus David Eckhoff at TUMCREATE in Singapore. The conference is one of the most important platforms for the scientific exchange between researchers in the field of vehicular networks.

Published on 2017-10-10 04:10:12 (Permalink)

5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication

The chair of Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems) organized the 5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2017), April 6-7 2017. Under the presence of a local television channel, numerous participants from the IVC-Community were initially inspired by a very interesting impulse speech by Dr. Sigfried Balleis (former mayor of the city of Erlangen and team member of the "German Innovation Lab"). Afterwards, young researchers have presented and discussed their current research topics. Further information:  

Published on 2017-04-03 18:11:28 (Permalink)

Three papers at VNC 2016

The Chair Computer Science 7 for Computer Networks and Communication Systems is going to present three papers at this year's Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2016) in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is one of the most important platforms for the scientific exchange between researchers in the field of vehicular networks. The research team around David Eckhoff and Reinhard German will be presenting their work on the impact of antenna patterns on VANET simulations, a holistic approach to solve the location privacy problem in vehicular networks, and, in collaboration with Rainer Stahlmann from AUDI, new methods and results in the field of vehicle-to-traffic light communication. The conference will take place from 8th to 10th of December. More information can be found at

Published on 2016-10-28 05:39:52 (Permalink)