Workload Distribution for Supporting Anonymous Communications in Automotive Network

  • Mehran Alidoost NiaEmail author
  • Antonio Ruiz-Martínez
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 969)


Automotive systems are widely upgraded with Internet-based applications. In these applications, we could be interested in preserving anonymity of communications and that senders (automotive system) could communicate in an anonymous way. For this purpose, we need to introduce the model of an anonymous communication system in automotive systems. The design of this system requires a workload model in the system. In this paper, we present how to distribute this workload in a Controller Area Network (CAN)-based automotive system so that anonymous communications are feasible at the same time we make sure sensitive jobs meet their deadlines. We proposed a systematic method in order to deal with incorporating anonymity service into the automotive system. The proposed system has been modelled and simulated using RTaW-Sim for a VOLVO XC90 car. The results show that this model can be applied successfully to automotive systems.


Anonymous communication systems Privacy Automotive systems Cyber-physical systems security 



This work has been partially supported by project TIN2017-86885-R (Hacia la continuidad de servicios emergentes a partir de objetos inteligentes basados en IOT) and by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement number H2020-ICT-2014-2/671672 - SELFNET (Framework for Self-Organized Network Management in Virtualized and Software Defined Networks).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Information and Communications EngineeringFaculty of Computer ScienceMurciaSpain

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