A vehicle is a machine that transports people and/or cargo in one or more physical domains, such as on the ground (e.g., cars, bicycles, motorcycles, trucks, buses, scooters, trains), in the air (e.g., drones, airplanes, helicopters, spacecraft), and under water (ships, boats, watercraft). Due to their safety-critical nature, the security and privacy of vehicles can pose direct threats to passengers, owners, operators, as well as the environment. Recent improvements in vehicle autonomy and connectivity (e.g., autonomous driving, drone delivery, vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, intelligent transportation, drone swarm), have only served to exacerbate security and privacy challenges and thus require urgent attention from academia, industry, and policy-makers. To meet this critical need, the VehicleSec symposium aims at bringing together an audience of university researchers, scientists, industry professionals, and government representatives to contribute new theories, technologies, and systems on any security/privacy issues related to vehicles (e.g., ground, aerial, underwater), their sub-systems (e.g., in vehicle networks, autonomy, connectivity, human-machine interfaces), supporting infrastructures (e.g., transportation infrastructure, ground control station), and related fundamental technologies (e.g., sensing, control, AI/ML, real-time computing, location service, simulation, digital twin, etc.).
VehicleSec 2023 will be a hybrid event, in conjunction with the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) 2023 at San Diego, CA.
Community Reception: VehicleSec will host a reception as a community social event on the night of the symposium (Feb 27, 2023), with refreshments such as food and drinks.
Demo/Poster Session: VehicleSec will feature a demo/poster session (in-person) to allow academic, governmental, and industry participants to present posters and/or share demonstrations of their latest attacks, defenses, and security/privacy tools or systems related to vehicles.
Lightning Talk Session: The symposium will feature a Lightning Talks session with short and engaging 5 minute “live” (in-person) presentations on any topics that can be worth a timely shout-out to the VehicleSec community, which includes but not limited to emerging hot topics, preliminary research results, practical problems encountered, lessons learned, the introduction of tutorials and education materials, tips and tricks, simulators/simulations, data and visualizations (e.g., autonomous driving datasets), or other (interdisciplinary) topics related to vehicles.
Awards: Accepted papers and demos/posters will be considered for a Best Paper Award and Best Demo/Poster Award. The winner and runner-up will receive cash prizes. In addition, a special AutoDriving Security Award, with a cash prize, will be given to one of the accepted papers to recognize and reward research that makes substantial contributions to secure today’s autonomous driving technology.
Travel Grants: Selected students will be provided with support to attend the symposium in person.