• Antonio Di Maio, Maria Rita Palattella, Ridha Soua, Luca Lamorte, Xavier Vilajosana, Jesus Alonso-Zarate, Thomas Engel, "Enabling SDN in VANETs: what is the Impact on Security?", Sensors Journal, November 2016
  • Joao M. Duarte, Eirini Kalogeiton, Ridha Soua, Gaetano Manzo, Maria Rita Palattella, Antonio Di Maio, Torsten Braun, Thomas Engel, Leandro A. Villas, Gianluca A. Rizzo, "A Multi-Pronged Approach to Adaptive and Context Aware Content Dissemination in VANETs, Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) Journal, November 2016


  • Eirini Kalogeiton and Torsten Braun, "Infrastructure-Assisted Communication for NDN-VANETs", 19th 

    IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2018), June 2018, Crete, Greece.

  • Gaetano Manzo, Marco Ajmone Marsan, and Gianluca Rizzo, "Performance Modelling of Vehicular Floating Content in Urban Setting", Ubiquitous, software-based, and sustainable networks and services, ITC 29,  September 2017, Genoa, Italy.
  • Eirini Kalogeiton, Zhongliang Zhao, Torsten Braun, " Is SDN the Solution for NDN-VANETs?", 16th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net 2017), June 2017, Budva, Montenegro
  • Eirini Kalogeiton, Thomas Kolonko, Torsten Braun, " A Multihop and Multipath Routing Protocol Using NDN for VANETs", 

     16th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net 2017), June 2017, Budva, Montenegro

  • Gaetano Manzo, Ridha Soua, Antonio Di Maio, Thomas Engel, Maria Rita Palettella, and Gianluca Rizzo, "Coordination Mechanisms for Floating Content in Realistic Vehicular Scenario", The 8th IEEE INFOCOM International Workshop on Mobility Management in the Networks of the Future World (MobiWorld'17), May 2017, Atlanta, USA.
  • Antonio Di Maio, Ridha Soua, Maria Rita Palattella, Thomas Engel, Gianluca A. Rizzo, "A Centralized Approach for Setting Floating Content Paramters in VANETs", The 14th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), January 2017, Las Vegas
  • Ridha Soua, Eirini Kalogeiton, Gaetano Manzo, Joao M. Duarte, Maria Rita Palattella, Antonio Di Maio, Torsten Braun, Thomas Engel, Leandro A. Villas, and Gianluca A. Rizzo, "SDN Coordination for CCN and FC Content Dissemination in VANETs", AdhocNets 2016, Ottawa, Canada
  • Gianluca Rizzo, Maria Rita Palattella, Torsten Braun, and Thomas Engel, " Content and Context Aware Strategies for QoS Support in VANETs", International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2016). Link
  • Salvatore Signorello, Maria Rita Palattella and Luigi Alfredo Grieco, " Security Challenges in future NDN-Enabled VANETs", The Third International Workshop on The Emerging Future Internet and Network Security (EFINS 2016) in conjunction with Trustcom 2016, Tianjin, China.

The third F2F CONTACT meeting was hold in the premises of HES-SO in the beautiful city of Sierre from 07 to 09 June

The second F2F CONTACT meeting will be held in University of Bern from 30 November to 01 December 


Prof. Mario Gerla is visiting SnT and getting to know about CONTACT on 18th November.


Maria Rita Palattella gave a talk at LCES (ITS session) in Qingdao, China, November 2016


Certification of Appreciation 

Our paper SDN Coordination for CCN and FC Content Dissemination in VANETs obtained a certification of appreciation in ADHOCNET conference held in Ottawa


September 2016: Work in-progress accepted !

Our paper "A Centralized Approach for Setting Floating Content Dissemination in VANETs" has been accepted as work in progress paer in CCNC 2017 that will be held in Las Vegas, USA. 


July 2016: Paper accepted !

Our paper "SDN Coordination for CCN and FC Content Dissemination in VANETs" has been accepted in ADHOCNET conference that will be held in Ottawa 


12-13 May 2016:Kick-off meeting

 The CONTACT project consortium partners met in SnT, the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security and Trust (Luxembourg). The purpose of this meeting is to officially start up the project,  establish a common understanding of goals as well as the work to be carried out by each partner and plan the next steps.




University of Luxembourg – SnT 

The CONTACT project will be carried and coordinated in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, SnT, at the University

of Luxembourg, particularly by NetLab, headed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Engel, who will be the Principal Investigator (PI) for the project. Over 20

research projects have been launched in the NetLab group, funded by partners, EU/FP7/H2020, and FNR. Among them, 6 projects on VANETs

and one on SDN (CoSDN lead by Dr. Maria Rita Palattella) are running. 




University of Bern

The Communication and Distributed (CDS) research group at the Institute of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (IAM) of University

of Bern (UBERN) is headed by Prof. Torsten Braun since 1998. The CDS research group has been involved in several national and international

collaboration projects, among them the EU FP7 Mobile Cloud Networking (MCN), which is currently investigating the usefulness of CCN in

4G/5G mobile telecommunication networks, in particular for caching and load balancing. Currently, UBERN is running two SNSF funded basic

research projects on ICN/CCN.



The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (Haute Ecole Spécialisée-Suisse Occidentale: HESSO) is composed by over ten campuses, with a total of 19’000 enrolled students. The main mission of the IIG Lab of HESSO (lead by Dr. Gianluca Rizzo) is to carry out R&D activities in partnership with industry and SMEs in order to foster innovation and technology transfer. Dr. Rizzo has supervised a PhD thesis on Floating content for the last four years.






CarPostal Suisse SA   

 CarPostal Suisse is the leading bus company in Switzerland's public transport network. With over 3,700 employees (incl. the drivers of the CarPostal

companies) and around 2,200 vehicles at its disposal, all equipped with WIFI conectivity CarPostal carries round 141 million passengers each year.

It has a share capital of CHF 72 million. Its trademark – the three-tone horn and the yellow Postbuses – are part of Switzerland's cultural identity.

The CarPostal brand embodies the values of reliability, security and trust.

  • Maria Rita Palattella (University of Luxembourg): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Torsten Braun (University of Bern): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Gianluca Rizzo (HESSO): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Stefanie Oestlund (SnT): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




The main goal of the CONTACT project is to enable Quality of Service (QoS) support in VANETs by developing a set of communication techniques which efficiently adapt, at the same time, to the highly volatile and unstable vehicular environment, to content attributes and properties, and to application performance requirements.

Objective 1

  • Identify: services that future VANETs should support, type of content that will be exchanged, and main factors impacting application performance Design a high level system Architecture for QoS provisioning in VANETs.
  • Design a high level system Architecture for QoS provisioning in VANETs.

Objective 2: Investigate strategies for applying the CCN approach in vehicular communications, for the support of multi-hop content exchange

Objective 3: Design an SDN-based content delivery architecture for VANETs

Objective 4: Design opportunistic replication strategies for improving content availability in VANETs

Objective 5:   

  • Implementation of the architecture on a common testbed
  • Integration of the proposed solutions
  • Performance evaluation of the integrated system. 



Please publish modules in offcanvas position.