Special Issue "Connected Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure: Innovations and Security"

A special issue of Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134). This special issue belongs to the section "Inventions and Innovation in Electrical Engineering/Energy/Communications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 76

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering, University of West Florida, Bldg. 4, Room 133, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA
Interests: smart grid; cyber physical systems security; transportation electrification
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Department of Intelligent Systems & Robotics, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA
Interests: cyber security; intelligent systems; guidance-navigation-control of unmanned vehicles; multi-agent systems; robotics; data-driven detection and estimation; computer vision
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Center for Cybersecurity, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL 32502, USA
Interests: cybersecurity; machine learning; vehicle security; ICS/SCADA security; compliance and auditing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The rise in the interest and production of electric vehicles (EVs) in recent years is paving the way for an environmentally sustainable future. As the number of electric vehicles is expected to increase significantly in the near future, there is a need to develop innovative technologies to support this growth.

Connected vehicles are seen as one such solution, with the potential to improve smart cities in terms of safety, management and energy. However, to realize these benefits, there is a need for a robust charging and communication infrastructure  to support the growth of the connected EV market.

The vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure concepts are seen as critical in addressing the challenges associated with charging EVs. Cloud applications are also seen as a way of supporting the charging infrastructure by providing data analytics, communication, and control of the EV charging process. However, this development also presents new security challenges, especially given the proliferation of connected devices.

In light of these issues, we are calling for research papers that explore the following topics:

  • Emerging technologies in the connected EV market;
  • Robust and secure charging infrastructure for connected EVs;
  • Cloud-based applications and their role in supporting EV charging;
  • Vehicle-to-grid, vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure technologies and their potential in addressing EVs challenges;
  • Security challenges associated with connected vehicles and charging infrastructure.

We welcome both original papers and reviews that provide in-depth knowledge regarding the most recent innovations in all aspects of connected vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Dr. Tarek Youssef
Dr. Hakki Erhan Sevil
Dr. Guillermo A. Francia III
Guest Editors

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  • connected vehicles
  • EV charging infrastructure
  • vehicle to grid
  • vehicle and vehicle
  • V2X
  • vehicle to infrastructure
  • EV charging
  • connected vehicles security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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