- IAB Chair
- Appeal discussion (Ted Hardie)
- IRTF Chair
- RSE and RSOC Chair
3. Technical Topic: Vehicular Communications
4. Message from the ITU Secretary General
5. Highlight: Coordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale (CARIS) Workshop
6. IAB Open Mic
Abstract of Technical Topic
Vehicular communications systems, where networked vehicles and roadside nodes provide safety warnings and traffic information, hold the promise of increased safety and efficiency. Christoph Sommer, Assistant Professor at the University of Paderborn, and William Whyte, Chief Scientist at Security Innovation, will discuss the motivation, evolution, trends, and challenges of vehicular networking. In addition to the underlying networking technologies and protocols, the session will cover issues of security and privacy related to vehicular communications, and how those differ from other networking contexts.
Christoph Sommer researches questions regarding traffic efficiency, safety, and security aspects of Car-to-X communication in heterogeneous environments. He is an Assistant Professor (AkadR a.Z.) at the University of Paderborn, joining the Distributed Embedded Systems Group in 2014. He received his Ph.D. degree in engineering (Dr.-Ing., with distinction) and his M.Sc. degree in computer science (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from the University of Erlangen in 2011 and 2006, respectively. He authored the textbook Vehicular Networking, published in 2014 by Cambridge University Press.
William Whyte is Chief Scientist at Security Innovation. For the last ten years he has been the technical editor of IEEE Standard 1609.2, specifying communications security mechanisms for vehicle-to-vehicle and other communications. This standard, and the associated security management system that William has played a central role in defining, are under consideration for mandatory inclusion in new-build vehicles in the US. William has also been involved in the cryptographic standards groups IEEE 1363 and ANSI X9F1, and has contributed to CFRG and to the IETF TLS working group.