An Approach for Alleviating the Starvation Problem in Road Side Units (RSUs)-Based Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs)

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Scheduling for data exchange in Vehicular Ad Hoc NETworks (VANETs) is being considered as a vital issue by the researchers. Road Side Units (RSUs) being the standalone buffer point is to compensate the less connectivity problem due to mobility of vehicles. Here, the authors formulate an RSU-based VANETs model. Due to vehicle mobility and RSU range constraint scheduling is an important issue to meet a vehicle's issued demand in hard real-time. They investigate existing scheduling algorithm serve a data item only based on vehicles' submitted requests' characteristics and avoiding the relationship between a vehicle and its submitted requests which leads a vehicle level starvation problem.

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