On the Design, Development and Implementation of Trust Evaluation Mechanism in Vehicular Networks

Farhan Ahmad, Asma Adnane, Chaker Abdelaziz Kerrache, Fatih Kurugollu, Iain Phillips

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    Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANET) have revolutionised the intelligent transportation systems. Indeed, they enable vehicles to communicate with each other and with the infrastructure, and they facilitate several vital applications in real-time. Several trust models have been proposed to ensure a secured VANET and the authenticity, integrity and reliability of information exchanged in the network. The concept of trust models is to introduce and implement trust explicitly in the vehicular nodes. In this paper, we propose a lightweight evaluation methodology to evaluate trust models, specifically designed for VANET. Our study focused on the three categories of VANET trust models (TMs): Entity-oriented Trust Models (ETM), Data oriented Trust Models (DTM) and Combined Trust Models (CTM). Our simulations evaluate the efficiency of the trust models and compare them against several trust related parameters: false positive rate, precision and accuracy level in detecting malicious nodes. Since the scope of this research work is to evaluate the performance of TMs under adversary conditions, we have considered on-off attacks which can act as man-in-the-middle to drop and delay transmitted packets.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2019 IEEE/ACS 16th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5052-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-5053-6
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2020
    Event16th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 3 Nov 20197 Nov 2019

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, AICCSA
    ISSN (Print)2161-5322
    ISSN (Electronic)2161-5330


    Conference16th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications
    Abbreviated titleAICCSA
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityAbu Dhabi

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    • Intelligent Transportation Systems
    • Internet-of-Things
    • Smart Cities
    • Trust Models
    • Vehicular ad hoc networks

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Signal Processing
    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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