9th Workshop On User MObility and VEhicular Networks

Workshop Program

October 29th, 2015

09.00-09.15 Welcome message by the chairs

09.15-10.00 Keynote: Security and Privacy Considerations in Vehicular Communications for Smart Grid Applications, Dr. Kemal Akkaya

10.00-10.30 ONMOVE Session 1

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.30 Invited talk: Designing Driver Assistant Systems for Smart Vehicles, Dr. Abdelhamid Mammeri, University of Ottawa

11.30-12.30 ONMOVE Session 2


Security and Privacy Considerations in Vehicular Communications for Smart Grid Applications


Dr. Kemal Akkaya
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Florida International University


Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) have recently received increasing popularity to promote adoption of intermittent renewable energy sources by acting as energy storage systems. In this way, PEVs can inject power to the Smart Grid during periods of reduced production to balance demand. The US Department of Energy expects that about one million PEVs will be on the roads by the end of 2016. These PEVs will typically be equipped with wireless communication capabilities (e.g., DSRC or LTE) to coordinate charging and injection among themselves and the Smart Grid. Such communication, however, exposes information such as the PEVs' locations, their parking duration, the battery status, etc. which can be misused. Long-term analysis of schedule and location information may expose user's driving patterns and whereabouts that can be used by marketers. In addition, the coordinated charging system needs to securely bill the drivers for their payments which necessitates the design of secure protocols. This talk will first focus on the privacy and security aspects of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications in general. In particular, privacy, authentication and confidentiality challenges will be discussed. We will then present a framework for privacy-preserving power injection protocol for the PEVs that sell power to the grid. The talk will conclude with the future issues in V2G and V2V communications.


Dr. Kemal Akkaya is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University. He received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2005 and joined the department of Computer Science at Southern Illinois University (SIU) as an assistant professor. Dr. Akkaya was an associate professor at SIU from 2011 to 2014. He was also a visiting professor at The George Washington University in Fall 2013. Dr. Akkaya leads the Advanced Wireless and Security Lab (ADWISE) in the ECE Dept. His current research interests include security and privacy, energy aware routing, topology control, and quality of service issues in a variety of wireless networks such as sensor networks, multimedia sensor networks, smart-grid communication networks and vehicular networks. Dr. Akkaya is a senior member of IEEE. He is the area editor of Elsevier Ad Hoc Network Journal and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials. He has served as the guest editor for Journal of High Speed Networks, Computer Communications Journal, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal and in the TPC of many leading wireless networking conferences including IEEE ICC, Globecom, LCN and WCNC. He has published over 100 papers in peer reviewed journal and conferences. He has received "Top Cited" article award from Elsevier in 2010.


Session 1

Session Chair: Soumaya Cherkaoui

  • Visualization Tool Development and Analysis Based on XML Log Files
    Md. Reja Alam Talukder, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden; Karl Andersson, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden; Mominul Ahsan, Dublin City University, Ireland

Session 2

Session Chair: Karl Andersson

  • Optimization of Vehicular Applications and Communication Properties with Connectivity Maps
    Tobias Pögel, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany; Lars C Wolf, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
  • Caching and Forwarding Assistance for Vehicular Information Services with Mobile Requesters
    Sherin Abdelhamid, Queen's University, Canada; Sara Elsayed, Queen's University, Canada; Tarun Kumar, Queen's University, Canada; Hossam S. Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
Contact: Karl Andersson & Soumaya Cherkaoui, workshop co-chairs.