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Specialist Task Force 452: Extension of ITS Conformance Validation Framework with Security Test Specifications of TS 102 867 and TS 102 941

Who we are:

Team Leader: Sebastian Müller, ETSI CTI,
Team Members:
William Whyte , SecurityInnovation,
Norbert Bissmeyer, Fraunhofer,
More projects members to be added soon

With the selected team of experts we have representatives from CAMP VSC3, DRIVE C2X, SAFETY PILOT, simTD and PRESERVE.

Project Observers:

The purpose of conformance testing is to determine to what extent a single implementation of a particular standard conforms to the individual requirements of that standard and can hence be used for certification schemes. C2C CC has become observer of this project as it is especially interested in the maintenance of the ETSI ITS Test Specifications.

What we do:

In 2010 TC ITS started together with ETSI CTI a STF project to produce conformance test specifications for the V1.1.1 of TC ITS CAM, DENM, BTP, GN and GN6 protocols (with the exception of CAM V1.2.1). In 2011/2012 a prototype test system (so called Conformance Validation Framework) was designed, built and validated (see ).

This project is going to produce Security Test Specifications (The list of the relevant base specifications is here). The Security Test Specifications are being developed following the design guidance of the ITS Testing Framework (ETSI EG 202 798), and will be packaged together with the other existing modules of the Conformance Validation Framework.

The identified IUTs (Implementations Under Tests) are the EA (Enrolment Authority), the AA (Authorization Authority) and the ITS-S as depicted below. In the case of testing EA and AA, this project needs to define a way how the initial request is sent over a secure comm link.

In the case of sending and receiving data, there are ongoing discussion where to apply Security within the ITS architecture, i.e. whether to sign CAM and DENMs and other facility messages, or rather to sign on networking layer. This project takes this situation into account by testing that the security stack signs data correctly. It is irrelevant where in the ITS stack this data was generated (i.e. Facility or Network layer).




For more details, see our Terms of Reference

Deliverables and Time plan:

The purpose of the work is to assure interoperability of devices produced in compliance with the TS 102 867 and TS 102 941 standards. This particular work is to produce the Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS), the Test Suite Structure and Test Purposes (TSS&TP), the Abstract Test Suite (ATS) and Protocol Implementation eXtra Information for Testing (PIXIT). In a later phase (Q1-Q2 2013) it is planned to provide an executable test suite (ETS) integrated with the existing ITS Conformance Validation Framework.

Similar to previous plugtest events, where the ITS Validation Framework was provided for conformance tests, the Security Tests could be provided as well.

This project started in September 2012 and runs until mid 2013. Progress reports will be provided for each ETSI TC ITS meeting within this time period.

Base Specifications:

[1]        IEEE Std. 1609.2 Version 2 (draft D16): "Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments - Security Services for Applications and Management Messages".

[2]        ETSI TS 102 941: "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Security; Trust and Privacy Management".

[3]        ETSI TS 102 867: "Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); Security; Stage 3 mapping for IEEE 1609.2".

Note: STF452 has suggested to TC ITS WG5 to produce a single complete, consolidated document out of ETSI TS 102 941 and ETSI TS 102 867. To obtain this latest draft please contact the STF Leader.

This information is based upon STF working assumptions.
The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this context.

Last updated: 2013-02-08 14:20:47