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Publication Date

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

The emergence of intelligent connected vehicles, powered by 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, and other advanced technologies, has transformed the way we envision transportation. However, these sophisticated systems also introduce new security challenges that must be addressed to ensure safe and reliable operation. Intelligent connected vehicles rely on advanced communication technologies, such as WiFi, Bluetooth, and LTE-V2X to facilitate communication between the vehicle and external systems. However, these communication technologies create significant vulnerabilities, providing potential entry points for attackers to exploit. In addition to communication vulnerabilities, the reliance on diverse data sources, including sensor data, images, and radar signals for control decisions also creates opportunities for attackers to inject fake data signals to mislead the vehicle. As intelligent connected vehicles integrate almost everything in the transportation system, including vehicle-to-infrastructure, vehicle-to-cloud, and vehicle-to-pedestrian communications, the potential threats to the system security become more complex and heterogeneous. Protecting against these vulnerabilities requires robust security measures and innovative solutions to ensure the safe and secure operation of intelligent connected vehicles. By addressing these security challenges, we can help unlock the full potential of intelligent connected vehicles, making transportation safer, more efficient, and more sustainable for all.

We strongly believe that it is crucial and imperative to re-evaluate the security issues of intelligent connected vehicles in this particular issue. This Special Issue (SI) will assist both the research and industrial communities in enhancing the foundation of intelligent connected vehicles. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Hard-code cracking and defense techniques of intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Identification schemes of intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Firmware vulnerability detection and defense schemes for intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Attacking and defense methods for vehicle operating systems.
  • Vehicle sensor data security techniques.
  • Secure mobile applications for intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Data privacy protection for vehicle data collection.
  • Secure data storage and transportation scheme for intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Wireless communication security for intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Cloud-edge-device continuum platform security solutions for intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Malicious vehicle detection for intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Security assurance schemes of V2X.
  • Automation test and safety assessment for autonomous driving.
  • Security architecture design for autonomous driving system.
  • Digital twin techniques for intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Machine learning for secure connected vehicles.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should conform to the standard format as indicated in the “Information for Authors” section of the Paper Submission Guidelines. All manuscripts to be considered for publication must be submitted by the deadline through Manuscript Central. Select “September 2023/VehicleSecurity” from the drop-down menu of Topic titles

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 30 April 2023 (Extended Deadline)
Initial Decision Notification: 1 June 2023
Revised Manuscript Due: 1 July 2023
Final Decision Notification: 15 July 2023
Final Manuscript Due: 31 July 2023
Publication Date: September/October 2023

Guest Editors

Hui Lu
Guangzhou University, China

Dejun (DJ) Yang
Colorado School of Mines, USA

Mikko Valkama
Tampere University (TAU), Finland

Yanhua Li
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Shen Su
Guangzhou University, China

Majing Su
The 6th Research Institute of China Electronic Corporations, China