• Robotic and Real-time Lab, Department of Electrical Engineering Amirkabir University
• Technology and Innovation Development Center
• IEEE Iran Section
Platoon, Resilient control, Cyber-security, Cyber-physical systems, Autonomous vehicles
In this Workshop, we start with the definition of platoon vehicles and their communication structures. Then, we do a comprehensive talk about cyber-security and cyber-attacks and the main steps in designing resilient and secure control strategies. Finally, the simulation and implementation of secure platoon is/will be presented. The main agenda of the workshop is given as follows:
• Platoon vehicles
- What is autonomous vehicle platooning?
- Pros and Cons
- Different communication network structures
- Communication security issues in platooning
- What is Cyber-Security?
- Goal of Cyber-Attacks
- Classification of Attacks
- Attack Models and Different types of Attacks
- Attack detection strategies
- Designing Resilient control strategies
• Case study and paper presentation
- Platoon mathematical modeling
- Attack model
- Resilient control strategy
- Simulation and implementation
In today world, the control of physical systems is no longer based on traditional methods and all of the processes can be connected and controlled by the communication links. These systems which are resulted from the integration and coordination of cyber and physical component are called cyber-Physical system (CPS). These systems have numerous applications in real-life and industries such as mobility and transportation, health care, smart homes and smart grids, to name a few. Recently, due to energy consumption and traffic congestions, smart transportation is becoming one of the trending field both in the academic areas and industries. A great deal of research has been put into investigation to transform the traditional way of driving and transportation to the new generation of self-driving cars. Currently, Google and Tesla are actively focusing on this field. In fact, smart mobility is broader than the ability of designing an autonomous (semi-autonomous) car. Smart cars can be much beneficial while they are connected in the road. Platoon vehicles are one of the most promising avenues towards this goal. Vehicle platooning is referring to a group of cars travelling together with the minimum distance and specified velocity. SCANIA, Energy ITS, GCDC and PATH are some of the notable projects around the world which are about vehicle platooning.
The connectivity of vehicles in a platoon and the information flow are realized in the cyber space. Communication topologies between a leader and followers in the platoon might be unidirectional, bidirectional or Leader-Predecessor. The longitudinal control of vehicles can be done through the mentioned communication links either in one platoon or multiple mini-platoons. However, these communication links are prone to cyber-attacks such as jamming, DoS, False Date injection, covert and etc. Security of vehicle platooning is highly dependent on the secure communication infrastructures. Any intrusion in the cyber components can be perilous to the passengers’ safety and cause faults and failures on the vehicles and related physical infrastructures. Therefore, providing a secure information links between vehicles is a major issue which cannot be completely addressed via current information security methods such as authentication, access control, message integrity. In fact, much higher degree of protection is acquired while designing a CPSs. Attack Detection, Identification, Mitigation and resilient controllers are the key toward reaching safe CPSs such as in autonomous vehicle platooning.
The audience of this workshop includes enthusiastic students and educated researchers in the field of cyber physical systems security, autonomous vehicles and Internet of Things. Therefore, this workshop provides a rare opportunity to widen their knowledge by becoming familiar with the state-of-the-art algorithms in the field of cyber security for cyber physical systems with the concentration on autonomous vehicle platooning.
Moreover, Industry and start-ups activist in mobility and smart transportation can get comprehensive information on the current challenges toward cyber security in platoon cars. Without a doubt, this will give them an opportunity to take a step toward solving cyber security issues to design a secure and resilient control systems.
This workshop can also be very helpful for graduate and PhD students. They can expand their horizons on the communication issues and present more practical thesis and projects. Professors can also share their knowledge and experience in this field by attending this workshop. Finally, Q&A provides a good opportunity to solve the audience’s problems. At Robotic and Real-time Lab of Electrical Engineering Department of Amirkabir University, we are pleased to cooperate with professional people, researchers and those students who are interested in doing research in this field and this workshop could be a great starting point for future collaborations!