Ad Hoc Networks. 8th International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2016, Ottawa, Canada, September 26-27, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

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Secure Data Sharing for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks Using Cloud Computing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_25,
        author={Mehdi Sookhak and F. Yu and Helen Tang},
        title={Secure Data Sharing for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks Using Cloud Computing},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. 8th International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2016, Ottawa, Canada, September 26-27, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2017},
        month={4},
        keywords={Vehicular ad-hoc networks Cloud computing Data access control Bilinear pairing technique Proxy re-encryption},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_25}
    }
    
  • Mehdi Sookhak
    F. Yu
    Helen Tang
    Year: 2017
    Secure Data Sharing for Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks Using Cloud Computing
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_25
Mehdi Sookhak1,*, F. Yu1,*, Helen Tang2,*
  • 1: Carleton University
  • 2: Defence Research and Development Canada
*Contact email: mehdi.sookhak@carleton.ca, richard.yu@carleton.ca, Helen.Tang@drdc-rddc.gc.ca

Abstract

During the last decade, researchers and developers have been attracted to Vehicular Ad-hoc Network (VANET) research area due to its significant applications, including efficient traffic management, road safety, and entertainment. Several resources such as communication, on-board unit, storage, computing, and endless battery are embedded in the vehicles, which are used for enhancing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs). One of the crucial challenges for VANETs is to securely share an important information among vehicles. In some cases, the data owner is also not available and unable to control the data sharing process, i.e., sharing data with a new user or revoking the existing user. In this paper, we present a new method to address the data sharing problem and delegate the management of data to a Trusted Third Party (TPA) based on bilinear pairing technique. To achieve this goal, we use a cloud computing, as the mainstream platform of utility computing paradigm, to store the huge amount of data and perform the re-encryption process securely.