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Sustainability 2015, 7(2), 2028-2044; doi:10.3390/su7022028

VCC-SSF: Service-Oriented Security Framework for Vehicular Cloud Computing

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul 139-743, Korea
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Department of Multimedia Engineering, Dongguk University, Seoul 100-716, Korea
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Department of Interdisciplinary Bio IT Materials, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul 139-743, Korea
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 20 December 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2015 / Published: 13 February 2015
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Abstract

Recently, as vehicle computing technology has advanced, the paradigm of the vehicle has changed from a simple means of transportation to a smart vehicle for safety and convenience. In addition, the previous functions of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) such as traffic accident prevention and providing traffic volume information have been combined with cloud computing. ITS services provide user-oriented broad services in the Vehicular Cloud Computing (VCC) environment through efficient traffic management, traffic accident prevention, and convenience services. However, existing vehicle services focus on providing services using sensing information inside the vehicle and the system to provide the service through an interface with the external infrastructure is insufficient. In addition, because wireless networks are used in VCC environments, there is a risk of important information leakage from sensors inside the vehicle, such as driver personal identification and payment information at the time of goods purchase. We propose the VCC Service-oriented Security Framework (VCC-SSF) to address the limitations and security threats of VCC-based services. The proposed framework considers security for convenient and efficient services of VCC and includes new user-oriented payment management and active accident management services. Furthermore, it provides authentication, encryption, access control, confidentiality, integrity, and privacy protection for user personal information and information inside the vehicle. View Full-Text
Keywords: vehicular cloud computing; payment service; accident management service vehicular cloud computing; payment service; accident management service
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Kang, W.M.; Lee, J.D.; Jeong, Y.-S.; Park, J.H. VCC-SSF: Service-Oriented Security Framework for Vehicular Cloud Computing. Sustainability 2015, 7, 2028-2044.

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