Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Hexmoor, Henry


The emerging concept of vehicle cloudification is a promising solution to deal with ever-growing computational and communication demands of connected vehicles. A key idea is to have connected vehicles in the vicinity form a cluster which is called vehicular micro cloud. Vehicles in this micro cloud collaborate with other cluster members over vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) networks for collective data processing, shared data storage, collaborative sensing and communication services. A typical use case of vehicular micro cloud is creation of a regional distributed data storage service, where member vehicles of the cloud collaboratively keep data contents in their on-board data storage devices. This allows vehicles in and around the vehicular micro cloud to request the contents from the micro cloud member(s) over vehicle-to-vehicle networks, or even update the data on the spot. In this thesis, we will discuss the need for vehicular micro clouds, followed by the architecture, formation of the micro clouds, and feasibility of micro clouds. Furthermore, we will cover aspects of efficient data transmission between vehicles, how to increase the scalability and to make it time efficient and cost efficient on practical road conditions for moving vehicles by encouraging coordination between neighboring micro cloud to help transfer data .




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