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  • AKAP-IoV: Facilitating an intelligent transportation infrastructure October 27, 2022

    Internet of VehiclesIntelligent transport systems embedded with latest technology is the future of automotive industry and can revolutionise the very infrastructure and architecture of transportation. The principles of intelligent transportation systems have manifested in the development of Internet of vehicles (IoV), a novel technological network that enables autonomous and connected mobile commutation facility. Dr Sriramulu Bojjagani, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has published a paper on this seminal topic titled “Secure Authentication and Key Management Protocol for Deployment of Internet of Vehicles (IoV) Concerning Intelligent Transport Systems” in the prestigious journal, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transport Systems (Q1 journal) having an Impact factor of 9.551. The paper highlights the development and significance of the pioneering AKAP-IoV system in successfully tackling cyber threats and security vulnerabilities.


    Intelligent transport systems amalgamated with advanced technologies are an important element of the automotive industry, including critical infrastructure and transportation. Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is the modern technological framework designed for intelligent transportation. IoV creates a network of information relations among vehicles, thus contributing to reduced congestion, roadside infrastructure, driver/traveller safety, and traffic efficiency through wireless communication and sensing technology. However, a significant challenge in IoV applications is security, as criminals could potentially exploit these applications. Despite increasing industry awareness, the potential danger posed by security vulnerabilities and cyber threats remains high. In this study, we have designed a new system called AKAP-IoV, which supports secure communication, mutual authentication, and key management among vehicles, roadside units, and fog and cloud servers. AKAP-IoV was tested and verified using Scyther and Tamarin to ensure its resistance to cyber threats. Furthermore, we conducted a formal security analysis using the Real-or-Random (RoR) oracle model to assess security properties logically. In addition, a detailed, comprehensive comparative study was considered to evaluate the performance, functionality, efficiency, and security features supported by AKAP-IoV compared to those of recently developed schemes.

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  • Youth empowerment and skill development programme concluded October 18, 2022

    Youth empowerment

    The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SRM University-AP commenced a one-month-long programme on “Youth Empowerment and Skill Development”. The programme, organised under the ISR activities of the university, was an exclusive initiative for young people living in vicinal rural communities. The sessions aimed to enhance and develop their technical and computing skills to augment their possibilities for a better livelihood.

    90 youths were given training on programmes and applications like Microsoft office and Frontend Tools for Web Development. The programme received an overwhelming response from around fifteen neighbouring villages. The young community from the villages; Mangalagiri, Pedavadlapudi, Kaza, Neerukonda, Lemalle, Navuluru, Kuragallu, Velagapudi, Nekkallu, Chiraravuru, Kanteru, Pedaparimi, Yerrabalem, Mandadam, and Sibiram; participated in the training programme.

    Assistant Professors of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dr Dinesh Reddy and Dr Mahesh Kumar, were the chief resource persons for the programme. Classes were held from August 29, 2022, to September 28, 2022, at the university premises. The valedictory function was conducted on October 13, and certificates were issued to the participants who had successfully completed the programme. Prof Manoj K Arora, Vice-Chancellor and Prof T Ragunathan, Associate Dean-in-Charge (Engineering) – School of Engineering and Sciences, were also present on the occasion.

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