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Security Aware Routing Protocol for Intelligent Transportation Distributed Multi-Agent System

by Ma'en Saleh
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 180 - Number 10
Year of Publication: 2018
Authors: Ma'en Saleh

Ma'en Saleh . Security Aware Routing Protocol for Intelligent Transportation Distributed Multi-Agent System. International Journal of Computer Applications. 180, 10 ( Jan 2018), 5-13. DOI=10.5120/ijca2018916153

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Most recent VANETs routing protocols have neither taken into consideration security aspects nor the available resources at the mobile node. In this research, a security-aware road-side routing protocol with resource estimation methodology (SRSR_RE) for VANETs in a segmented road topology was proposed. The proposed algorithm was modelled by a distributed multi-agent system and to be installed at each road-side base-unit (RSU). The algorithm combines a congestion control unit that adopts a resource estimation mechanism with a secure-route discovery scheme. By such combination, both security and quality-of-service (QoS) requirements are guaranteed, and thus making our VANET robust against security threats besides protecting it from being congested. Compared to the insecure road-side (IRSR) and secure road-side (SRSR) protocols, extensive simulation results show the highest capability of the proposed protocol (SRSR_RE) in maximizing the secure delivery of the data packets and minimizing the end-to-end delays for VANETs with different network’s factors such as nodes density, number of malicious nodes and node’s buffer size.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Keywords Routing Security Agents Distributed Systems VANETs QoS Resource Estimation ITS Road Segmentation Security Threats.