Mobility

Managing Social Networks in Vehicular Networks Using Trust Rules

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Executive Summary

Drivers and passengers in urban areas may spend large portion of their time waiting in their cars on the road while commuting to and from work, to school, or to the supermarket. Regularities of driving patterns in time and in space motivate the formation of communities of common backgrounds and interests. The authors propose a model for forming and maintaining Vehicular Social Networks (VSNs) that uses trust principles for admission to social groups, and controlling the interactions among members. This paper describes the details of the design, and proposes a simple but representative probabilistic model for deriving the probability of wrongful admissions and the probability of an agent trusting a malicious node.

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