Special Issue "Security in Vehicular Communication Networking"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2016)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Laszlo B. Kish

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College Station, Texas A&M University, TX 77843, USA
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Interests: physical informatics; sensors; unconditional security;nanomaterials/structures; aging/degradation; percolation; fluctuation-enhanced sensing; noise-based computation; thermal demons/engines
Guest Editor
Dr. Yessica Saez

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3128, USA
Interests: KLJN secure key exchange; unconditionally secure vehicular communications; bit error analysis and mitigation; etc.
Guest Editor
Dr. Geza Pesti

Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3135, USA
Interests: intelligent transportation systems; traffic operations and control; traffic flow theory; traffic simulation and modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The intelligent vehicular system is an emerging research topic that promises to improve road safety, mobility, and efficiency. New features and technologies, such as advanced sensing, computing, and communication protocols, will allow vehicles to share information with each other and with other road infrastructure, creating a “smarter” and more efficient vehicular system. Unfortunately, this integration of new technology and various levels of interconnectivity create new vulnerabilities in the system that raises important security and privacy concerns.  For instance, a malicious user could propagate false information that could affect the decisions of other drivers, which in some cases may lead to catastrophic events. Also, an attacker could monitor the location of a given car or listen to financial transactions to steal credit cards and/or personal information.  Therefore, one of the goals in the design of such networks is to build a robust security architecture that is able to resist malicious activity. This Special Issue features a suite of novel mechanisms and schemes for achieving secure communications and user privacy in vehicular communication networks. The topics include, but are not limited to, the general security and privacy aspects of vehicular communication networks, particular security threats, secure key distribution, ciphers, information leaks, the design of robust security architecture, protection against active (invasive) attacks, etc.

Prof. Dr. Laszlo B. Kish
Dr. Yessica Saez
Dr. Geza Pesti
Guest Editors

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  • vehicular ad hoc networks
  • secure key distribution
  • passive and active attacks
  • network security
  • security architecture
  • privacy
  • authentication
  • data integrity

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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