Challenges in Securing Vehicular Networks

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 15:00

A Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network, or VANET, is a form of mobile ad-hoc network, which provides communications among nearby vehicles and between vehicles and nearby fixed equipment, usually described as roadside equipment. Enabled by short-range to medium-range communication systems (vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-roadside), the vision of vehicular networks includes real-time and safety applications, sharing the wireless channel with mobile applications from a large, decentralized array of service providers. Vehicular safety applications include collision and other safety warnings. Non-safety applications include real-time traffic congestion and routing information, high-speed tolling, mobile infotainment, and many others. Emerging applications in VANETs have opened tremendous business opportunities and navigation benefits, but they also pose challenging research problems in security provisioning. In any Vehicular Ad-hoc Network, there is always a possibility of incorrect messages being transmitted either due to faulty sensors and/or intentional malicious activities. The goal of the talk is to highlight technical challenges and key developments in the area of security in vehicular networks.

Speaker: Prof. Rajeev Shorey, Dept of IT, Government of India.
When/Where: This Seminar will be given in room 101 from 15:00 to 17:00
on October 20, 2014.

For more details, please refer to Dr. Giovanni Giambene,