SPVAN 2016 : 1st EAI International Conference on Security and Privacy in Vehicular Networks
Call For Papers
Vehicular networks (or VANETs for short) are gaining attention among the research community. With the evolution of ICT technologies in this field, a huge amount of services may be devised. In fact, the term “smart cities” has been recently coined to refer to advanced applications that make public services to be “smarter”. Transportation management is one of these services.
Despite the expected benefits, security issues cannot be taken for granted. In particular, classical needs such as authentication, confidentiality, integrity, access control and non-repudiation have to be provided in this novel scenario. Data trust is also a relevant matter. According to the unique features of VANETs (e.g. high mobility of nodes, geographical dispersion, short-range communications), offering these services becomes a challenge.
Privacy is also of utmost relevance in VANETs. In a context in which malicious third parties may abuse Road-Side Units (RSUs) or compromise surrounding vehicles, it is essential to ensure that threats like tracking are not easily carried out. Privacy preservation is also required to prevent a “big brother” effect. However, this need has to be balanced with liability – misbehaving drivers and/or offenders must be properly authenticated to make them liable for their malicious actions.
The standardization community (e.g. IEEE, SAE, etc.) is also contributing to generalize the mechanisms to provide with security and privacy support for vehicular communications. However, there is still the need to propose novel approaches in this regard.
The goal of this conference is to address the foundations of security and privacy in the field which help to setting a ground base for further developments in VANETs. Expected contributions have to identify novel models, techniques, protocols, algorithms or architectures, etc. that provide with the said properties.
Scientists and practitioners all over the world are invited to take part in this conference. Novel proposals which include an experimental implementation and evaluation of the proposed approach would stand out over the rest.
Potential topics of interest, which can be investigated from different perspectives (social, organizational, technological) include, but are not limited to, the following application domains:
• Privacy/Anonymity mechanisms in VANETs
• Security and privacy metrics
• Authentication and access control in VANETs
• User and Data trust issues in VANETs
• Formal security models for VANET protocols
• Novel cryptographic algorithms for VANETs
• Secure and privacy-preserving aggregation techniques for VANETs
• Formal verification techniques for VANET protocols
• Standardization aspects of VANET security and privacy
• Human-computer interaction issues related to security/privacy perception in VANETs
• Legal issues related to security and privacy aspects for VANETs
• Secure and private location-based services in VANETs
• The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT. It is also technically sponsored by IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Society.
• All accepted papers will be submitted for publication in Springer LNICST and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP.
• Selected (and presented) papers, after further extensions, will be published in the Special Issue of the SPVAN conference in the Mobile Networks and Applications Journal (included in Thomson Reuters' ISI JCR ranking).
• Furthermore, other outstanding papers will be considered for publication in the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Security and Safety.
Papers should be written in English and formatted using the Springer LNICST Authors' Kit (see Author's kit section).
Papers should be submitted through EAI 'Confy' system at Confy.
Paper length: Regular papers up to 6 pages and Short papers up to 4 pages.
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