RAMV: Ensuring resource-aware message verification in VANETs

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Driven by road safety applications and commercial applications, verification of messages' content integrity and authenticity in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) is indispensable. However, due to numerous message exchanges in VANETs, message verification often leads to excessive resource consumption and even resource depletion in vehicular nodes. To tackle the scalability issue, a novel resource-aware message verification (RAMV) scheme is proposed in this paper. With application specific differentiation of the messages to better support road safety applications, RAMV streamlines the existing message verification schemes to keep their resource consumption within the preset resource budget. Meanwhile, the common security requirements for message verification are all properly met by RAMV. Enabling resource-aware, safety-upholding, and secure message verification, RAMV is especially appealing to the forthcoming massive deployment of VANETs.

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© 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1002/sec.266

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Security and Communication Networks