Special Issue "IoT Applications for Connected and Autonomous Electric Vehicles"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical and Autonomous Vehicles".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2023 | Viewed by 110

Special Issue Editor

School of Computer Science and Technology, Auhui University, Hefei 230601, China
Interests: vehicular ad hoc networks; IoT; software-defined networks; cryptography; blockchain; edge computing; AI security

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The automotive industry is at the verge of the connected and autonomous electric vehicles (CAEVs) era. The most representative electric vehicles manufacturers, including Tesla, BYD, and Volkswagen, are heavily investing in CAEV technologies to promote the advancement of CAEVs. Traditional technologies for CAEVs such as vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) and Internet of Vehicles (IoV) focus heavily on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications, while placing less emphasis on IoT applications for CAEVs. IoT technology has a significant impact on the automotive industry by enabling various innovations, such as automated driving, smart fleet management, and intelligent transportation infrastructure. By integrating Internet of Things (IoT) technology into CAEVs, a wide range of powerful services can be implemented, including mobility, sensing, computing, traffic control, and energy management. However, many challenges could impede the deployment of IoT applications for CAEVs. These challenges include the design of optimization algorithms, security and privacy threats, trust issues, and so on. Therefore, the objective of this Special Issue is to seek high-quality submissions supporting the deployment of IoT applications for CAEVs. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficient design of IoT applications for CAEVs;
  • Architecture design for integrating IoT and CAEVs;
  • Efficient management for CAEVs-related IoT application data;
  • Resource allocation in IoT applications for CAEVs;
  • AI or machine-learning technologies in IoT applications for CAEVs;
  • Blockchain technology in IoT applications for CAEVs;
  • Edge or fog computing in IoT applications for CAEVs;
  • Efficient data sharing for communications between IoT devices and CAEVs;
  • Security protocols for securing communications between IoT devices and CAEVs;
  • Security and privacy risk assessment for deploying IoT applications into CAEVs;
  • Design of secure intra-vehicle, inter-vehicle and cross-domain communications for CAEVs;
  • Privacy challenges in the settings of IoT applications for CAEVs;
  • Security verification related to CAEVs;
  • Design of security protocols for CAEVs;
  • Edge computing in IoT applications for CAEVs.

Prof. Dr. Jie Cui
Guest Editor

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  • application design
  • architecture
  • data management
  • resource allocation
  • machine learning
  • blockchain
  • security
  • privacy
  • cryptography
  • verification
  • trust
  • in-vehicle networks
  • edge computing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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