Privacy in Vehicular Networks

Vehicular Communication is without a doubt an enabling technology for many safety and comfort applications to substantially change road traffic as we know it. However, this technology also poses a risk when it comes to the preservation of privacy of drivers. Permanent transmissions and data exchange could allow to track individuals throughout the network and significantly violate their location privacy. This project not only focuses on methods to prevent this kind of tracking but also on privacy preserving revocation schemes as well as further possible implications of current car2x technology.

  • Keywords: Privacy, C2C (Car to Car); Simulation
  • Project Period: 2009-09-01 - 2016-09-30

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  1. Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer, Falko Dressler and David Eckhoff, "The Scrambler Attack: A Robust Physical Layer Attack on Location Privacy in Vehicular Networks," 4th IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2015), CNC Workshop, Anaheim, CA, pp. 395-400, February 2015
  2. David Eckhoff and Christoph Sommer, "Driving for Big Data? Privacy Concerns in Vehicular Networking," in IEEE Security and Privacy vol. 12 (1), pp. 77-79, February 2014  
  3. Isabel Wagner and David Eckhoff, "Privacy Assessment in Vehicular Networks Using Simulation," Winter Simulation Conference (WSC '14), Savannah, GA, USA, pp. 3155-3166, December 2014  
  4. David Eckhoff, Mykola Protsenko and Reinhard German, "Toward an Open Source Location Privacy Evaluation Framework for Vehicular Networks," 80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2014-Fall), Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 1-2, September 2014  
  5. David Eckhoff, "Privacy and Surveillance: Concerns About a Future Transportation System," 1st GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2013), Innsbruck, Austria, February 2013
  6. David Eckhoff, Christoph Sommer, Tobias Gansen, Reinhard German and Falko Dressler, "SlotSwap: Strong and Affordable Location Privacy in Intelligent Transportation Systems," in IEEE Communications Magazine vol. 49 (11), pp. 126-133, November 2011  
  7. David Eckhoff, Christoph Sommer, Tobias Gansen, Reinhard German and Falko Dressler, "Strong and Affordable Location Privacy in VANETs: Identity Diffusion Using Time-Slots and Swapping," 2nd IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2010), Jersey City, NJ, pp. 174-181, December 2010  


Privacy in Vehicular Networks overview

5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication

The chair of Computer Science 7 (Computer Networks and Communication Systems) organized the 5th GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Inter-Vehicle Communication (FG-IVC 2017), April 6-7 2017. Under the presence of a local television channel, numerous participants from the IVC-Community were initially inspired by a very interesting impulse speech by Dr. Sigfried Balleis (former mayor of the city of Erlangen and team member of the "German Innovation Lab"). Afterwards, young researchers have presented and discussed their current research topics. Further information:  

Published on 2017-04-03 18:11:28 (Permalink)

Three papers at VNC 2016

The Chair Computer Science 7 for Computer Networks and Communication Systems is going to present three papers at this year's Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2016) in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is one of the most important platforms for the scientific exchange between researchers in the field of vehicular networks. The research team around David Eckhoff and Reinhard German will be presenting their work on the impact of antenna patterns on VANET simulations, a holistic approach to solve the location privacy problem in vehicular networks, and, in collaboration with Rainer Stahlmann from AUDI, new methods and results in the field of vehicle-to-traffic light communication. The conference will take place from 8th to 10th of December. More information can be found at

Published on 2016-10-28 05:39:52 (Permalink)