Visible to the public VANETsim: An open source simulator for security and privacy concepts in VANETs

TitleVANETsim: An open source simulator for security and privacy concepts in VANETs
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTomandl, A., Herrmann, D., Fuchs, K.-P., Federrath, H., Scheuer, F.
Conference NameHigh Performance Computing Simulation (HPCS), 2014 International Conference on
Date PublishedJuly
KeywordsAnalytical models, anonymity, application-level privacy implications, application-level security implications, Car2Car, data privacy, discrete event simulation, event-driven simulation platform, graphical user interface, graphical user interfaces, Intrusion and Attack Detection, mobile computing, open source simulator, privacy, Privacy-Enhancing Technology, public domain software, road safety, Roads, security, Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks, Simulator, VANET, VANETsim, Vehicles, vehicular ad hoc networks, Vehicular Communication, vehicular communications

Aside from massive advantages in safety and convenience on the road, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) introduce security risks to the users. Proposals of new security concepts to counter these risks are challenging to verify because of missing real world implementations of VANETs. To fill this gap, we introduce VANETsim, an event-driven simulation platform, specifically designed to investigate application-level privacy and security implications in vehicular communications. VANETsim focuses on realistic vehicular movement on real road networks and communication between the moving nodes. A powerful graphical user interface and an experimentation environment supports the user when setting up or carrying out experiments.

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