MvSERS: A Secure Emergency Response Solution for Mobile Healthcare in Vehicular Environments

Chanying Huang, Hwaseong Lee, Hyoseung Kim, Dong Hoon Lee

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Mobile healthcare (m-Healthcare) is a burgeoning electronic healthcare segment, and is designed to improve the quality and safety of healthcare by combining advanced mobile communication technologies with eHealth systems. The objective of m-Healthcare is to provide ubiquitous healthcare services; however, its application in the life-critical vehicular environment has thus far received limited attention. In this paper, we propose mvSERS, a secure emergency response solution for vehicular environments. Based on existing advanced technologies, mvSERS facilitates secure real-time monitoring and rapid emergency responses. In particular, mvSERS utilizes dual emergency response centers to effectively process different levels of emergencies. We conduct a comprehensive security analysis to demonstrate that mvSERS meets fundamental security requirements, such as data confidentiality, authenticity and integrity; we also verify that it resists replay attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, identity theft and forgery attacks. Simulated experiments are also performed to demonstrate that mvSERS achieves good performance in terms of reducing storage costs, computational complexity and communication overhead.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2461-2475
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1

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  • body area networks
  • emergency
  • m-Healthcare
  • practical
  • security
  • vehicular environments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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