Visible to the public A Blockchain Model for Secure Communications in Internet of Vehicles

TitleA Blockchain Model for Secure Communications in Internet of Vehicles
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsMershad, Khaleel, Said, Bilal
Conference Name2020 IEEE/ACS 17th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)
Date PublishedNov. 2020
ISBN Number978-1-7281-8577-4
Keywordsblockchain, Computational modeling, cyber physical systems, High Performance Blockchain Consensus, Human Behavior, human factors, Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles, Metrics, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Routing, Routing Protocol, Routing protocols, secure communications, security, software-defined networking, vehicular ad hoc networks
AbstractThe wide expansion of the Internet of Things is pushing the growth of vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs) into the Internet of Vehicles (IoV). Secure data communication is vital to the success and stability of the IoV and should be integrated into its various operations and aspects. In this paper, we present a framework for secure IoV communications by utilizing the High Performance Blockchain Consensus (HPBC) algorithm. Based on a previously published communication model for VANETs that uses an efficient routing protocol for transmitting packets between vehicles, we describe in this paper how to integrate a blockchain model on top of the IoV communications system. We illustrate the method that we used to implement HPBC within the IoV nodes. In order to prove the efficiency of the proposed model, we carry out extensive simulations that test the proposed model and study its overhead on the IoV network. The simulation results demonstrated the good performance of the HPBC algorithm when implemented within the IoV environment.
Citation Keymershad_blockchain_2020