Speakers and Talks

Invited Talks

Architectures and Applications

Robert Maenz, Audi

Vehicular Networking - PHY and MAC

Achim Brakemeier, Daimler AG

Abstract: What is lost on the physical channel cannot be restored by communication protocols. In this talk we draw the attention to the balance beween application requirements and constraints coming from the PHY and MAC layer. It is shown that cross-layer issues, especially channel congestion, interference and fairness have a high impact on the system design. All participants of the vehicular ad-hoc network have to follow stringent rules to end up with a robust, fair and a scalable system.

Speaker: Achim Brakemeier is a scientific engineer and manager at Daimler AG. He is responsible for communication protocols in the field of ITS comunications.
He has been involved in many public funded projects, e.g. NOW: Network on Wheels (Germany 2004-2008), SAFESPOT (EU, 2006-2010) and simTD (Germany, 200-2012). He the speaker of the WG COM (working group communications)  at the Car-to-Car Communication consortium and he is active in the ITS standardization at ETS TC ITS  (vice chair of WG4, media).

Vehicular Networking: Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization

Hannes Hartenstein, KIT

Abstract: In the last 10 years, vehicular networking research investigated  the unique communication environment and behavior aspects of wireless LAN-based vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication and was centered on the IEEE 802.11p standardization.  In this talk, we look at what we believe is still left for research: channel models and combined PHY/MAC/NET simulations, a final word on carrier sense multiple access (CSMA), and the need to properly understand and design congestion control of the radio channel.

Speaker: Hannes Hartenstein  is a Full Professor for decentralized systemsand network services at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and Executive Director of the KIT Steinbuch Centre for Computing. His research interests include mobile networks, virtual networks and IT management. Prior to joining the University of Karlsruhe, he was a Senior Research Staff Member with NEC Europe. Dr. Hartenstein was involved in the FleetNet - Internet on the Road (2000–2003) and NOW: Network on Wheels (2004–2008) projects, partly funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), he actively participated in the EU FP7 project PRE-DRIVE-C2X (2008–2010), and is now contributing to the follow-on project called DRIVE-C2X. He has been TPC Co-Chair and General Chair of various selective ACM and IEEE international workshops and symposia on vehicular communications.

Security in Vehicular Networking

Panagiotis Papadimitratos, KTH

Abstract: Modern cars are already equipped with on-board sensors and computers, navigation systems, as well as wireless transceivers (cellular and Wi-Fi). There has been vivid research interest on how to add on-board computing and communication capabilities to enhance transportation safety and efficiency and provide services to drivers and passengers. However, it is well-understood that we cannot have Vehicular Communication (VC) systems deployed without securing them first. If we did, they would be exposed to attacks that could create significant damages: for example, one could create traffic jams by injecting false messages, or one could use a hacked platform to pose as an emergency vehicle. 

This talk will address how we can design and deploy secure VC systems. A range of topics will be covered: an overall security architecture, solutions for efficient secure communication and networking, data trustworthiness assessment, revocation of faulty entities, and related experimental and field testing efforts. 

Speaker: Panos Papadimitratos is an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, where he leads a new systems security group. Before joining KTH, Panos earned his PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, and held positions at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, and PoliTo, Torino, Italy. His research is concerned with security and networked systems, with more than 80 related technical publications. He has delivered a number of invited talks and tutorials, including tutorials at the ACM CCS and the ACM MobiCom conferences and a keynote at the IEEE VNC conference. He is an Area Editor for the ACM MC2R journal and he has served in several technical program committees, including IEEE INFOCOM and ACM WiSec, ASIACCS, and MobiHoc.

Privacy in Vehicular Networking

Frank Kargl, University of Ulm and University of Twente

Abstract: Introduction of ITS almost immediately triggers concerns about privacy of drivers. Therefore, both research and standardization took up the challenge to design privacy protection right into the core of future ITS systems. This talk will focus on envisioned pseudonym schemes proposed, e.g., by PRESERVE, C2C-CC, or the CAMP consortium. Beyond introducing different technical solutions it will also highlight the open issues that many of these schemes still have. The last part introduces the Privacy Policy Enforcement concept that was developed in the PRECIOSA project.

Speaker: Frank Kargl is a Full Professor at the Universities of Ulm, Germany, and Twente, Netherlands. His research focuses on distributed and mobile systems, focusing especially on dynamic networks, security, and privacy. He was involved in research projects on security and privacy of Intelligent Transport Systems like SeVeCom and PRECIOSA and is now coordinating the on-going PRESERVE project. Furthermore, he is actively involved in standards development through participation in the Car-2-Car Communication Consortium or the EU-US harmonization activities. He was also involved in organization of related conferences like IEEE WiVec or VNC.

Endpoint Security for Vehicular Networking and Intelligent Transportation

Marko Wolf, escrypt
  • It’s All About Trust!
  • How Hardware Security Can Help to Improve the Security of Vehicles
  • How Hardware Security Can Help to Improve the Security of V2X Communications
  • Status Quo of Automotive Hardware Security in Industry & Research
  • Trust Assurance and Evaluation of Communication Endpoints
  • Conclusions and Open Challenges 
Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Marko Wolf is a senior IT security expert and branch manager of ESCRYPT GmbH in Munich. Marko is primarily active in the area of automotive data security and privacy protection for various industry customers in Europe, Asia, and the US as well as for different national and international government authorities and standardization bodies. Marko studied electrical engineering and computer engineering at the University of Bochum (Germany) and at Purdue University (USA). After receiving his M.Sc. in 2003, he started his PhD in the area of Trusted Computing and vehicular IT security at the Chair for Embedded Security hold by Prof. Dr. Christof Paar. Wolf completed his PhD in 2008 with the first comprehensive work about vehicular IT security engineering. He is editor/author of the books "Embedded Security in Cars" (Springer, 2006) and "Security Engineering for Vehicular IT Systems" (Vieweg+Teubner, 2009), program chair of the international “Embedded Security in Cars (escar)” workshop series, and has published over 30 articles in the area of embedded IT security and privacy.

From Research to Standardization for Vehicular Networking

Andreas Festag, NEC
Abstract: A series of research projects have led to a mature technological state of vehicular communication. Starting with a brief overview of past and ongoing R&D projects, the talk presents the most relevant communication protocols and applications used in field-operational tests trials for the impact assessment of the system on road safety and traffic efficiency. Then, the talk presents the standardization landscape for vehicular communication and the core standards developed in Europe and US.
Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Andreas Festag is chief researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe, Network Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany.  He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2003 from the Technical University Berlin. Andreas has worked on various research projects for wireless and mobile communication networks. His research is concerned with mobile communication, in particular car-2-X communication, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and traffic telematics. Dr. Festag actively contributes to the CAR-2-CAR Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) and to ITS standardization. He serves as chairman of ETSI Technical Committee ITS WG3 (Networking and Transport) and co-chair of the C2C-CC working group COM.

Participants' Talks

In addition to the invited talks, a number of participants will give a short introduction to their ongoing research. The format of these talks is 8 minutes presentation plus 4 minutes discussion, including speaker changes. Due to the tight time schedule, please make sure to stay within the time limit. We do not provide a laptop, so you have to bring a laptop yourself and make sure it connects to a VGA projector. If you cannot present using your own laptop, please contact us in time.

Session 1

  1. Agata Grzybek, University of Luxembourg
  2. Norbert Bißmeyer, Fraunhofer SIT
  3. Bjoern Wiedersheim, Ulm University
  4. Estrella Garcia-Lozano, University Carlos III of Madrid
  5. Gürkan Gür, Bogazici University
  6. Jong-Hyouk Lee, TELECOM Bretagne
  7. Hossein Shafiei, ECE Department, University of Tehran

Session 2

  1. Mahmood Hikmet, University of Auckland/HMI Technologies
  2. Michael Feiri, University of Twente
  3. Rens van der Heijden, University of Ulm
  4. Sadaf Momeni, University of Hamburg
  5. Salvo Pierpaolo, University of Rome "Sapienza"
  6. Sibylle Froeschle, OFFIS