My main research interests range from mobile and ad hoc networks, mobile applications and vehicle networks, all kinds of distributed systems to embedded systems. A special focus lies on communication schemes, robust security and usable privacy.

Thesis Publications Professional services Projects


In 2009, I completed my doctoral thesis (Dr. rer. nat, roughly equivalent to PhD) on
Secure Communication in Inter-Vehicle Networks.

ISBN: 978-3-86853-271-5
Dr. Hut Verlag, 2009

The thesis is available as a hardcover book e.g. via Amazon or directly from the publisher.

Here is the BibTeX entry.



Peter Knapik, Jonathan Petit, Frank Kargl, Elmar Schoch
Cooperative Home Light: Assessment of a Security Function for the Automotive Field
IARIA International Journal on Advances in Security. 01/2014; vol. 7 (issue 1 & 2):1-14.


Peter Knapik, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl
Electronic Decal: A Security Function Based on V2X Communication
2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), 06/2013

Peter Knapik, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl
Security-Funktionen zur Bekämpfung Fahrzeug-bezogener Kriminalität
29. VDI/VW-Gemeinschaftstagung Automotive Security, VDI, September 2013

Peter Knapik, Elmar Schoch und Frank Kargl
Simulation of a Security Function Based on Vehicle-to-X Communication and Automotive Lighting
The Second International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies and Applications (Vehicular 2013) , Seite 8-11. IARIA, Juli 2013


Peter Knapik, Elmar Schoch, Maik Mueller, Frank Kargl
Understanding vehicle related crime to elaborate on countermeasures based on ADAS and V2X communication
IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), 2012, 11/2012


Frank Kargl, Levente Buttyan, David Eckhoff, Panos Papadimitratos, Elmar Schoch
Report Dagstuhl Seminar 10402 Working Group on Security and Privacy
ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review (ACM MC2R), 07/2011; 15(3):34 - 34.

Tobias Gansen, Elmar Schoch
Security für Car-2-Car - Herausforderungen, Maßnahmen und Chancen
15. Internationaler Kongress Elektronik im Kraftfahrzeug, Baden-Baden, 2011
Web-Link, Bib

Norbert Bißmeyer, Hagen Stuebing, Elmar Schoch, Stefan Götz, Jan Peter Stotz, Brigitte Lonc
A generic Public Key Infrastructure for securing Car-to-X Communication
18th ITS World Congress, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2011

Elmar Schoch, Stefan Kubica, Andre Leschke
Flexible Zertifikate-Aktualisierung für Car2X-Kommunikation
27. VDI/VW-Gemeinschaftstagung Automotive Security, Berlin, 2011
Web-Link, Bib


Elmar Schoch, Boto Bako, Stefan Dietzel, Frank Kargl
Dependable and Secure Geocast in Vehicular Networks
The Seventh ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking (VANET 2010), Chicago, IL, USA, 2010
Web-Link, Bib

Elmar Schoch
Secure Communication in Inter-Vehicle Networks
In: Steffen Hölldobler et al., Ausgezeichnete Informatikdissertationen, 2010
Koellen Verlag, ISBN 978-3-88579-414-2
Web-Link, Bib

Elmar Schoch
Modeling Security
In: Klaus Wehrle, Mesut Günes, James Gross, Modeling and Tools for Network Simulation, 2010
Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-12330-6

Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl
On the Efficiency of Secure Beaconing in VANETs
3rd ACM Conference on Wireless Network Security (WiSec 2010), Hoboken, NJ, USA, 2010
Web-Link, Bib

Stefan Dietzel, Elmar Schoch, Bastian Könings, Michael Weber, Frank Kargl
Resilient Secure Aggregation for Vehicular Networks
IEEE Network, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2010
Web-Link, Bib

Stefan Dietzel, Frank Kargl, Elmar Schoch, Michael Weber
Sicherheit und Datenschutz bei Datenaggregation in Fahrzeug-Fahrzeug-Netzen
VDI/VDE-GMA-Expertenforum "Verteilte Messsysteme 2010", Braunschweig, Germany, 2010


Stefan Dietzel, Boto Bako, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl
A Fuzzy Logic based Approach for Structure-free Aggregation in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks
6th ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking (VANET 2009), Beijing, China, 2009
Web-Link, Bib

Stefan Dietzel, Elmar Schoch, Boto Bako, Frank Kargl
A Structure-Free Aggregation Framework for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
6th International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation (WIT 2009), Hamburg, Germany, 2009


Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Tim Leinmüller, Michael Weber
Communication Patterns in VANETs
IEEE Communications Magazine, Nov. 2008, 2008

Boto Bako, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Michael Weber
Optimized Position-Based Gossiping in VANETs
WiVec 2008, Calgary, AB, Canada, 2008
Web-Link, Bib

Elmar Schoch, Moritz Keppler, Frank Kargl, Michael Weber
On the Security of Context-adaptive Information Dissemination
Security and Communication Networks, Wiley and Sons, Vol. 1 (3), 2008

Elmar Schoch, Michael Feiri, Frank Kargl, Michael Weber
Simulation of Ad Hoc Networks: ns-2 compared to JiST/SWANS
First International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems (SimuTools 2008), Marseilles, France, 2008
Web-Link, Bib


Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Tim Leinmüller, Michael Weber
Vulnerabilities of Geocast Message Distribution
2nd IEEE Workshop on Automotive Networking and Applications (AutoNet 2007, in conj. with GlobeCom 2007), Washington, DC, USA, 2007

Boto Bako, Igor Rikanovic, Frank Kargl, Elmar Schoch
Adaptive Topology Based Gossiping in VANETs Using Position Information
The 3rd International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, Beijing, China, 2007
Web-Link, Bib

Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl
Simulation of MANETs: A Qualitative Comparison between JiST/SWANS and ns-2
MobiEval : System Evaluation for Mobile Platforms 2007 (in conj. with MobiSys), San Juan, PR, 2007

Boto Bako, Frank Kargl, Elmar Schoch, Sergey Chapkin
(Ab-)Using DSR Route Information for Node Localization in MANETs
KiVS'07 Workshop on Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (WMAN'07), Bern, Switzerland, 2007
Web-Link, Bib

Tim Leinmüller, Elmar Schoch, Christian Maihöfer
Security Issues and Solution Concepts in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
The Fourth Annual Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services (WONS 2007), Obergurgl, Austria, 2007


Frank Kargl, Zhendong Ma, Elmar Schoch
Security Engineering for VANETs
4th Workshop on Embedded Security in Cars (escar 2006), Berlin, Germany, 2006
Web-Link, Bib

Sergey Chapkin, Boto Bako, Frank Kargl, Elmar Schoch
Location Tracking Attack in Ad Hoc Networks based on Topology Information
2nd IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Sensor Networks Security (WSNS'06), Vancouver, Canada, 2006

Tim Leinmüller, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl
Position Verification Approaches for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on "Inter-Vehicular Communications", 2006

Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Stefan Schlott, Tim Leinmüller, Panos Papadimitratos
Impact of Pseudonym Changes on Geographic Routing in VANETs
Third European Workshop on Security and Privacy in Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (ESAS 2006), Hamburg, Germany, 2006

Tim Leinmüller, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Christian Maihöfer
Improved Security in Geographic Ad Hoc Routing through Autonomous Position Verification
3rd ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET 2006), Los Angeles, USA, 2006
Web-Link, Bib

Tim Leinmüller, Elmar Schoch
Greedy Routing in Highway Scenarios: The Impact of Position Faking Nodes
Third International Workshop on Intelligent Transportation (WIT), Hamburg, Germany, 2006


Christian Maihöfer, Tim Leinmüller, Elmar Schoch
Abiding Geocast
Second ACM International Workshop on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANET 2005), Cologne, Germany, 2005
Web-Link, Bib

Tim Leinmüller, Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Christian Maihöfer
Influence of Falsified Position Data on Geographic Ad Hoc Routing
Second European Workshop on Security and Privacy in Ad hoc and Sensor Networks (ESAS 2005), Visegrad, Hungary, 2005


Christian Maihöfer, Reinhold Eberhardt, Elmar Schoch
CGGC: Cached Greedy Geocast
Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communication (WWIC 2004), Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, 2004


Frank Kargl, Elmar Schoch, Björn Wiedersheim, Tim Leinmüller
Secure and Efficient Beaconing for Vehicular Networks
VANET 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2008

Elmar Schoch, Frank Kargl, Fabian Wolf, Michael Weber
U2VAS: A Research Communication Stack for Vehicular Networks
WiVec 2008, Calgary, AB, Canada, 2008

Tim Leinmüller, Levente Buttyan, Jean-Pierre Hubaux, Frank Kargl, Rainer Kroh, Panos Papadimitratos, Maxim Raya, Elmar Schoch
SEVECOM - Secure Vehicle Communication
15th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit, Myconos, Greece, 2006


Elmar Schoch
Efficient and Realistic VANET Simulations with JiST/SWANS
1st CAR 2 CAR / COMeSafety Simulation Workshop, Braunschweig, Germany, 2007

Elmar Schoch
Sichere Kommunikation in Fahrzeug-Fahrzeug-Netzwerken
CAST - Workshop "Embedded Security", Darmstadt, Germany, 2009

Elmar Schoch
Car-to-car Kommunikation: Funktions-Enabler oder Privacy-Alptraum?
Apps 2 Automotive, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010

Professional services

Work in the research community as a conference official, member of the program comitee or simply as a reviewer.

Conference chairing

Reviews (besides TPC)

  • WiVec 2011
  • WiSec 2011
  • Elsevier Computer Communications Journal
  • Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (IV 2011)
  • WiVec 2010
  • VANET 2010
  • VTC 2010 Spring
  • Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • MC2R
  • IEEE Network
  • SEWCN 2009
  • VTC 2009 Fall and Spring
  • SICK 2009
  • Elsevier Transportation Research
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • WSNS 2008
  • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • WiVeC 2008
  • LCN 2008
  • VANET 2008
  • IEEE Communications Letters
  • IOV 2008
  • Wiley Journal, Security and Communication Networks
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  • VANET 2007
  • PIMRC 2007
  • LCN 2007
  • LCN 2006
  • MobileSummit 2006
  • WWIC 2005
  • WirelessCom 2005
  • IEEE GLOBECOM Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks 2005
  • ICCCN 2004
  • LCN 2004
  • EWCN 2004
  • VTC 2003
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