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Sousveillance on Intelligent Transportation Systems

Broekhuis, Djurre (2014) Sousveillance on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

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Abstract:With Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) reaching a state of deployment in the coming years, the accompanying privacy issues become increasingly important. One of the biggest privacy issues in vehicle to vehicle communication in ITSs is the problem of being able to track vehicles that advertise their location as part of the system. Being able to able to track vehicles, or classes of vehicles, may be one of the first attack vectors pursued by malicious users when ITSs become widely used. Tracking may be of particular interest to criminals when we consider certain classes of vehicles, such as police vehicles or money transports. In an age where surveillance on the general public seems to have become common place, ITSs may allow for a role reversal where the general public can record the activities of those usually doing the surveillance. This type of recording by the general public is called sousveillance. The main objective of this master project is to analyse the feasibility of tracking a vehicle in a real world road network, by deploying ITS equipment on the university campus. A second objective is to analyse the effectiveness of mitigation strategies and to perform a cost analysis of the equipment, resources and knowledge that a sousveilling participant requires to track a vehicle in an ITS.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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