Title: Secure broadcast for inter vehicle communications

Authors: A. Durresi, M. Durresi, V. Bulusu, L. Barolli

Addresses: Department of Computer and Information Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, Franklin University, Columbus, OH 43215, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA. ' Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan

Abstract: In the near future, radio communication among vehicles and fixed infrastructure on highways will make driving more comfortable and specially safer by offering information which would prevent accidents by giving early warning signals. In such communications, security of service becomes a very critical issues. We propose a security protocol which would allow secure non-refutable broadcasts among vehicles. Key distribution for this protocol is performed by using both roadside base stations and threshold cryptography. This paper also addresses the privacy concerns of using a security protocol which needs strong authentication.

Keywords: communications security; inter-vehicle communications; broadcast; IVC; radio communication; vehicle communications; security protocol; cryptography; privacy; authentication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2007.015764

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2007 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.54 - 61

Published online: 14 Nov 2007 *

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