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Special Issue "Security, Privacy and Trust in Connected and Automated Vehicles"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Vehicular Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 37

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ioannis Krontiris
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Guest Editor
Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, 80992 Munich, Germany
Interests: security in connected smart objects
Dr. Thanassis Giannetsos
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Guest Editor
Ubitech Ltd, Digital Security & Trusted Computing Group, Thessalias 8 & Etolias 10, 15232 Chalandri, Athesn, Greece
Interests: trusted computing; applied cryptography; information security; privacy; Internet of Things; secure systems; intrusion detection
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent technologies of wireless cooperative vehicular networks supporting Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications are expected to greatly enhance autonomous driving through perception sharing, path planning, real-time local updates, and coordinated driving. These features facilitate the next generation of Intelligent Transport Systems solutions for cooperative autonomous driving applications. Moreover, with the future adoption of 5G and beyond, connected and autonomous vehicles are likely to generate and exchange a huge volume of data, provided that they are able to guarantee the required quality of this data for functional safety. At the same time, Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) brings processing power near the vehicle to meet ultra-low-latency requirements. So overall, the new services will be operated in a Multi-MNO, Multi-OEM and multi-vendor environments, which makes it imperative to study not only security and privacy challenges, but also the establishment of trust to data and entities.

This Special Issue aims to cover the most recent advances in security, privacy and trustworthiness in next generation cooperative vehicular networks. The Special Issue has an interest in presenting insights into the threats and attacks facing such systems, alongside new advances in the safeguards that can be used to protect against them. Within this, we are also keen to receive submissions that span the breadth of the domain, encompassing technical, organizational, and human perspectives on the topic. Authors are invited to contact the guest editor — prior to submission — if they are uncertain whether their work falls within the Special Issue’s general scope.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Trust Management and computing mechanisms to assess and enhance trust in the interactions between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure
  • Security, privacy and trust issues in all layers of 5G V2X infrustructures (MEC, backend, vehicle)
  • Security and privacy in Intelligent Transportation Systems, e.g., vehicle platooning
  • Identity management approaches for V2X, based on VPKI, Verifiable Credentials, etc.
  • Authentication and misbehavior detection
  • Security threats and attacks facing connected and cooperative vehicular networks
  • Authenticity and integrity of hardware and software for connected vehicles
  • Privacy-preserving data sharing and analysis in automotive settings
  • Location privacy approaches to cooperative vehicular networks
  • Cyber security management system, incl. regulation, standardization, certification, interoperability, connection to other management systems
  • Cryptographic tools and protocols including post-quantum cryptography

Dr. Ioannis Krontiris
Dr. Thanassis Giannetsos
Guest Editors

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  • V2X communication
  • cooperative, connected and automated mobility
  • security
  • privacy and privacy-enhancing technologies
  • Trust and Trusted Computing

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