Security-aware design methodology and optimization for automotive systems

Chung Wei Lin*, Bowen Zheng, Qi Zhu, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this article, we address both security and safety requirements and solve security-aware design problems for the controller area network (CAN) protocol and time division multiple access (TDMA)-based protocols. To provide insights and guidelines for other similar security problems with limited resources and strict timing constraints, we propose a general security-aware design methodology to address security with other design constraints in a holistic framework and optimize design objectives. The security-aware design methodology is further applied to solve a security-aware design problem for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications with dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) technology. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of our approaches in system design without violating design constraints and indicate that it is necessary to consider security together with other metrics during design stages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number18
JournalACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2015


  • Automotive systems
  • Controller area network
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Dedicated short-range communication
  • Mapping
  • Methodology
  • Time division multiple access
  • Time-triggered ethernet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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