Decentralized Trust Evaluation in Vehicular Internet of Things

Siri Guleng, Celimuge Wu, Xianfu Chen, Xiaoyan Wang, Tsutomu Yoshinaga, Yusheng Ji
2019 IEEE Access  
Trust management in a decentralized vehicular network, such as vehicular ad hoc network, is particularly challenging due to the lack of centralized communication infrastructure and a fast varying feature of the vehicular environment. In this paper, we propose a decentralized trust management scheme for vehicular networks. The proposed scheme uses a fuzzy logic-based trust calculation approach to evaluate the direct trust where trustee nodes are located within the transmission range of a trustor
more » ... node. A reinforcement learning-based approach is also employed to estimate the indirect trust where the behaviors of trustee cannot be observed directly. The extensive simulations are conducted to show the advantage of the proposed scheme over other baseline approaches. INDEX TERMS Vehicular ad hoc networks, trust management, fuzzy logic, Q-learning.
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2893262 fatcat:jenujxd4o5de5gpxabyyhobh7i