Modern vehicles require about 100 million lines of code, more than e.g., a Boeing 787 (14 million) or Facebook (61 million), transforming them to some of the most complex systems. The new capabilities increase dramatically the complexity of a vehicle’s systems, and although these complex systems have significantly improved vehicle performance, the probability of impairments has also increased. The damaging effects of cyberattacks to the automotive industry can be tremendous. One can mention for example the damage in the reputation of vehicle manufacturers, the loss of working hours, increased environmental pollution due e.g., to intentional traffic jams, and ultimately the great danger for human lives, either they are drivers, passengers or pedestrians.

The aim of the Workshop is to bring together ITS engineers, researchers, and practitioners interested in key areas where cybersecurity innovations are mostly needed, including but not limited to i) Autonomous vehicles, ii) Internet of Vehicles (IoV), and iii) Electrical Charging stations. Participants are invited to present and discuss modern vehicle cybersecurity challenges and focus on methods that mitigate associated safety risks. Papers describing original novel work and advanced prototypes, systems and tools are encouraged. The workshop would provide a platform for evaluating new frontiers in both basic and industrial research, development, integration, standards, advance service provisioning, and user communities addressing cybersecurity chalenges in connected, autonomous and electric vehicles. Furthermore, the workshop aims to provide a forum to innovate R&D projects funded the last years by public and private sector in the area of cybersecurity in transportations.

The workshop is organized under the support of two research consortiums implementing two major H2020 EU-funded projects: the nIoVe(A Novel Adaptive Cybersecurity Framework for the Internet-of-Vehicles) and CARAMEL(Artificial Intelligence-based Cybersecurity for Connected and Automated Vehicles) project.