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WS-12: Workshop on V2X Technologies and Advanced Security/Privacy (V2X&ASP)

WS-12: Workshop on V2X Technologies and Advanced Security/Privacy (V2X&ASP)

IEEE GLOBECOM 2020 Workshop on V2X Technologies and Advanced Security/Privacy (V2X&ASP)



Unlike existing driving and transportation frameworks, new paradigm shifts and vertical technological revolution in vehicular services have emerged toward unmanned driving, automated transportation, and connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). In addition to equipping with advanced environmental sensing/reasoning apparatuses (e.g., high definition (HD) cameras, three-divisional (3D) panorama videos, point-cloud scanners, or light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanners) to facilitate autonomous driving, the next-generation driving vehicles may also rely on mobile network infrastructures to achieve ubiquitous and prompt information exchanges. For example, all-optical indicators (such as turn signals and brake light on a vehicle, and traffic lights on intersections) may be replaced by wireless signals through device-to-device (D2D) transmissions. Vehicles may also exchange their perception data or maneuver plans with other vehicles, or acquire information (such as 3D scenes at interactions) from remote cloud servers or road-site units (RSUs) though mobile networks. To align with this trend, 3GPP has released the service requirements to sustain the next-generation vehicle-to-everything (V2X) applications in June 2018, which include 28 use cases to involve advanced driving, remote control, vehicle platooning and extended sensors. To support all these use cases, the service requirements of V2X may include extremely high throughput (for 3D panorama videos or point-cloud data), low latency (maneuver data for platooning), high reliability (control signals for remote driving), aperiodic transmissions (for emergency trajectory alignment), and high connection density. Since August 2018, 3GPP has launched the normative works of New Radio (NR) V2X and enhanced ultra-reliable and low latency communication (eURLLC) in 3GPP Release 16. To satisfy these unprecedented V2X requirements, several new features will be introduced in both academic research and industrial practice, including new system architecture of V2X (e.g., mobile edge computing, cloud/fog networks, 3GPP local area data network, network slicing, software-defined network, etc.), new radio access schemes (e.g., millimeter-wave access, sidelink transmissions, URLLC, massive connections), harmonization among various technologies (e.g., point-cloud compression, multi-view video, 3D vision, environmental perception/cognition, machine learning and artificial intelligent), and new designs for security.

The Internet of Things evolution has given birth to several new groundbreaking applications, such as the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), smart cities, and cyber-physical systems (CPS). The proliferation of IoV-based applications magnifies the importance and irreplaceability of IoV. Considering the dynamic nature of entities in the IoV, there are a series of challenges including security, privacy, decentralization, trust management, and so on. For efficient decision making, in IoVs, we use Vehicle to Vehicle/Others (V2V/V2X) communication to complement on-board sensor inputs and provide better services. A key concern when relying on sensor data is vulnerable to data. Malicious actors tend to inject false data or alter communication among normal vehicles.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together state-of-the-art innovations, research activities (both in academia and industry), and the corresponding standardization impacts of V2X for the next generation driving paradigm, to understand the inspirations, requirements, and the promising technical options to boost and enrich activities in the area of V2X. This workshop will also provide a forum for exchanging ideas and networking experts/researchers/engineers/ students involved in the emerging field of V2X. We want to collate and publish consolidated research results focusing on analyzing security and privacy threats, applying cutting-edge technologies to provide secure and privacy-preserving communications in the relevant fields. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of the area.



Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence, cognition, and optimization technologies for V2X and CAV
  • Security issues and designs for V2X and CAV
  • Mobile edge computing (MEC), cloud/fog networks, 3GPP local area data network (LADN), network slicing, software-defined network (SDN) for V2X and CAV
  • New waveforms, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), sidelink/D2D transmissions, massive/dense connections, full-duplex radios for V2X and CAV
  • URLLC, machine-type communications (MTC), tactile Internet, and advanced caching for V2X and CAV
  • Signal processing for V2X and CAV
  • Point-cloud compression, multi-view video, and 3D panorama enabled technologies for V2X and CAV
  • Standardizations, field-trials, prototypes, deployment and performance evaluation of V2X and CAV
  • Secure end-to-end communication protocols in IoVs
  • Blockchain enabled-security solutions for IoV
  • Efficient secure data dissemination mechanisms for IoV
  • Intrusion detection technologies for IoV
  • New Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and services based on IoV
  • Optimization techniques for sustainable security solutions
  • Privacy-preserving data aggregation for IoV
  • Security in cloud-based IoV
  • Sustainable security solutions for electric/hybrid vehicles
  • Trust and reputation in IoV
  • SDN/NFV based security solutions for IoV



  • Submission deadline: 15 July 2020  3 August 2020
  • Acceptance notice: 1 September 2020
  • Final manuscript: 1 October 2020