Safety and Security for Connected Autonomous Vehicles

Update 6/4/2021: The workshop recording is available.
Update 5/28/2021: The abstract book is available.
Update 5/20/2021: A printable agenda is available.
Update 5/19/2021: The tentative agenda is available.

Virtual Workshop on Safety and Security for Connected Autonomous Vehicles

An Irvine Symposium on Emerging Research in Transportation (ISERT) 2021 Program

Co-Sponsored by
Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS)
Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Initiative Program, Samueli School of Eng.
Center for Embedded and Cyber-physical Systems (CECS)
Friday, May 28, 2021
9:00 – 4:00 pm (PT)


Security and Safety of CAV


Different types of transportation systems are rapidly evolving with new Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies that integrate vehicles and infrastructure in a cyber-physical system (CPS). Due to the increasing connectivity, several questions related to the safety and cyber-security of these CAV-CPS systems become of paramount importance. Therefore, there is a pressing need to understand the potential safety and security issues and how to address them in a systematic way. The main objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers from the industry as well as from UCI to discuss CAV-CPS cyber-attack surfaces and security vulnerabilities, and outline potential methods and mitigation strategies that can address these issues along with understanding the socio-technical effects of these safety and security issues on the future of CAV.

Program Organizers:

Dr. Mohammad Al Faruque (General Chair)
Dr. Wenlong Jin (Program Chair)
Dr. Salma Elmalaki (Program Chair)
Dr. Fadi Kurdahi (Technical Program Committee)
Dr. Yasser Shoukry  (Technical Program Committee)
Dr. Zhou Li (Technical Program Committee)

Please download the abstract book here.


9:15-9:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks Prof. Mohammad Al Faruque
UC Irvine
Prof. Pramod Khargonekar
UC Irvine
Dr. Craig Rindt
UC Irvine
  Session 1: Infrastructure and Environment Prof. Wenlong Jin
UC Irvine
10:00-10:20 Behind the HIMaC2 Wheels @UCI Prof. Vojislav Stamenkovic
UC Irvine
10:20-10:40 Keys to Long-Term Success in Vehicle to Infrastructure Alicia Yang
Orange County Transportation Authority
10:40-11:00 Vehicle to Infrastructure System Rajpreet Singh
11:00-11:20 Simulating Autonomous Vehicles to Safety Dr. Ahmed Nassar
11:20-11:30 Efficient and Effective Modeling Strategies for Operating Large Fleets of Shared Connected Automated Vehicles Prof. Mike Hyland
UC Irvine
11:30-11:40 B-ETS: A Trusted Blockchain-based Emissions Trading System for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Networks Prof. Amelia Regan
UC Irvine
11:40-11:50 Toward provably safe driving models for human‐driven and autonomous vehicles Prof. Wenlong Jin
UC Irvine
11:50-12:10 Panel Discussions Dr. Craig Rindt
UC Irvine
  Session 2: Technology Prof. Zhou Li
UC Irvine
13:30-13:50 Towards Secure and Robust Autonomy Software in Autonomous Driving Prof. Alfred Chen
UC Irvine
13:50-14:10 Ultra-Reliable Collaborative Computing for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Prof. Marco Levorato
UC Irvine
14:10-14:30 No GPS, No Problem: Exploiting Signals of Opportunity for Resilient and Accurate Navigation of Highly Automated Vehicles Prof. Zak Kassas
UC Irvine
14:30-14:40 DRIVE: Distributed Runtime Verification for Monitoring Safe Collective Autonomous Systems Prof. Fadi Kurdahi
UC Irvine
14:40-15:00 Provably Correct Training of Neural Network Controllers for Assured Autonomous Systems Prof. Yasser Shoukry
UC Irvine
15:00-15:10 Graph Learning for Autonomous Vehicle Safety Prof. Mohammad Al Faruque
UC Irvine
15:10-15:20 Human-in-the-Loop ADAS Prof. Salma Elmalaki
UC Irvine
15:20-15:40 Panel Discussions Prof. Salma Elmalaki
UC Irvine
15:45-16:00 Closing Remarks Prof. Yasser Shoukry
UC Irvine
Prof. Efi Foufoula-Georgiou
UC Irvine