Best Short Paper Award for Simulating Connected Cars With ColosSUMO

ECE Research Engineer Gabriele Gemmi, Principal Research Scientist Pedram Johari, Assistant Research Professor Michael Polese, and William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia received the Best Short Paper Award for their paper “ColosSUMO: Evaluating Cooperative Driving Applications With Colosseum” at the 2024 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) in Kobe, Japan.


The quest for safer and more efficient transportation through cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) calls for realistic performance analysis tools, especially with respect to wireless communications. While the simulation of existing and emerging communication technologies is an option, the most realistic results can be obtained by employing real hardware, as done for example in field operational tests (FOTs). For CCAM, however, performing FOTs requires vehicles, which are generally expensive. and performing such tests can be very demanding in terms of manpower, let alone considering safety issues. Mobility simulation with hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) serves as a middle ground, but current solutions lack flexibility and reconfigurability. This work thus proposes ColosSUMO as a way to couple Colosseum, the world’s largest wireless network emulator, with the SUMO mobility simulator, showing its design concept, how it can be exploited to simulate realistic vehicular environments, and its flexibility in terms of communication technologies.

Related Faculty: Gabriele Gemmi, Pedram Johari, Michele Polese, Tommaso Melodia

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering