The Sixth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking (VANET 2009)

Vehicle to Vehicle -- Vehicle to Roadside -- Vehicle to Internet


Keynote Address


Invited Talk: Prof. Adrian Perrig (CMU)

Securing VANETs: Industry Approaches and Current Research Directions
How to Avoid Future Digital Road Rage

Session 1



Evaluation of VANET-based Advanced Intelligent Transportation Systems, Yi Yang (UCLA, US), Rajive Bagrodia (UCLA, US)


A Simulation Study of Traffic Efficiency Improvement Based on Car-to-X Communication,  Henrik Schumacher (Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE), Christian Priemer (Leibniz Universität Hannover, DE), Eric Slottke (Leibniz Universität
Hannover, DE)


PeerTIS - A Peer-to-Peer Traffic Information System, Jedrzej Rybicki(Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Björn Scheuermann (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Markus Koegel (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf), Martin Mauve (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Session 2

Applications and Traffic Modeling


Modeling Resource Sharing for a Road-side Access Point supporting Drive-thru Internet, Wee Lum Tan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK), Wing Cheong Lau (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK), On Ching Yue (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)


Spatio-Temporal Variations of Vehicle Traffic in VANETs: Facts and Implications, Fan Bai (General Motors Research, US), Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California, US)


Stereoscopic Aerial Photography: An Alternative to Model-Based Urban Mobility Approaches, Michel Ferreira (Universidade do Porto, PT), Hugo Conceição (Universidade do Porto, PT), Ricardo Fernandes (Universidade do Porto, PT), Ozan Tonguz (Carnegie Mellon University, US)                    

Session 3



Characterization of DSRC Performance as a Function of Transmission Power, Kezhu Hong (Toyota InfoTechnology Center, US), Daniel Xing (Sensys Networks, US), Vinuth Rai (Toyota InfoTechnology Center, US), John Kenney (Toyota InfoTechnology Center, US)


A Comparison of Single- and Multi-hop Beaconing in VANETs, Jens Mittag (University of Karlsruhe, DE), Florian Thomas (University of Karlsruhe, DE), Jérôme Härri (University of Karlsruhe, DE), Hannes Hartenstein(University of Karlsruhe, DE)


A Fuzzy Logic based Approach for Structure-free Aggregation in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, Stefan Dietzel (Ulm University, DE), Boto Bako (Ulm University, DE), Elmar Schoch (Ulm University, DE), Frank Kargl (Ulm University, DE)

Session 4

Security and Real-World Experiments


Design and Analysis of a Lightweight Certificate Revocation Mechanism for VANET, Jason Haas (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US), Yih-Chun Hu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US), Ken Laberteaux (Toyota Research, US)


Installation and Evaluation of RFID Readers on Moving Vehicles, Eun-Kyu Lee (UCLA, US), Young Min Yoo (Seoul National University, KR), Chan Gook Park (Seoul National University, KR), Minsoo Kim (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, KR), Mario Gerla (University of California at Los Angeles, US)


Coordinated VANET Experiments - a Methodology and First Results, Markus Kerper (Volkswagen Group Research, Wolfsburg, Germany),Wolfgang Kiess (Heinrich-Heine-Universität  Düsseldorf), Martin Mauve (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)


Poster Session


Using Vehicular Networks to Collect Common Traffic Data, Mohammad Hadi Arbabi (Old Dominion University, US), Michele Weigle (Old Dominion University, US)       


Distributed Rate Control Algorithm for VANETs (DRCV), Wenhui Zhang (NEC Europe Ltd. NEC Laboratories Europe, DE), Roberto Baldessari (NEC Europe Ltd., DE), Michele Drigo (University of Padova, IT), Long Le (NEC Laboratories Europe, DE), Andreas Festag (NEC Europe Ltd, DE), Michele Zorzi (University of Padova, IT)                   


Adaptive Message Authentication for Vehicular Networks, Nikodin Ristanovic (EPFL, CH), Panagiotis (Panos) Papadimitratos (EPFL, CH), George Theodorakopoulos (EPFL, CH), Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL, CH), Jean-Yves Le Boudec (EPFL, CH)   


Misbehavior Detection Scheme with Integrated Root Cause Detection in VANET, Mainak Ghosh (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, IN), Anitha Varghese (GM Research, IN), Arobinda Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, IN), Arzad Kherani (General Motors India Science Lab, IN), Skanda Muthaiah (General Motors India Science Labs, IN)                                  

Keynote Address
Securing VANETs: Industry Approaches and Current Research Directions
How to Avoid Future Digital Road Rage
Adrian Perrig
CyLab, Carnegie Mellon University

Security plays a critical role in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs).  In the absence of secure mechanisms, malicious parties could inject bogus information, at best robbing VANETs of their safety benefits or at worst causing accidents. Unfortunately, VANETs pose unique new research challenges, preventing the use of existing network security mechanisms.

Industry has proposed security mechanisms to safeguard VANET operations. In this talk, we will discuss the properties and limitations of these mechanisms and present remaining research challenges.

We will then present promising proposed research mechanisms to secure VANETs beyond current industry standards, such as the application of advanced cryptographic techniques to provide anonymity, the use of trusted computing technologies such as the Trusted Computing Group's (TCG's) Trusted Platform Module (TPM), or the use of location verification. We conclude the talk with remaining open research challenges, as well as opportunities and directions for addressing these challenges.

Biography: Adrian Perrig is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Adrian serves as the technical director for Carnegie Mellon's Cybersecurity Laboratory (CyLab). He earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and spent three years during his Ph.D. degree at University of California at Berkeley where he worked with his advisor Doug Tygar. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Adrian's research revolves around building secure systems and includes network security, trustworthy computing and security for social networks. More specifically, he is interested in trust establishment, trustworthy code execution in the presence of malware, and how to design secure next-generation networks. More information about his research is available on Adrian's web page.  He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2004, IBM faculty fellowships in 2004 and 2005, and the Sloan research fellowship in 2006.