A distributed ePedigree architecture

Dijiang Huang, Mayank Verma, Archana Ramachandran, Zhibin Zhou

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Abstract

Current ePedigree creation and discovery services rely on a centralized framework, i.e., EPCglobal network. The centralized system has several restrictions to prevent it from being widely adopted. For example, it is un-scalable when ePedigree service requests are increased dramatically due to the item-level product tracking; it has little privacy protection since the product historical information can be easily derived from the Object Name Service (ONS) provided by the centralized EPCglobal network; it is cumbersome since the ePedigree information will be amplified in the local databases along with the product transportation stops; and so on. To overcome the above mentioned problems, we propose a distributed EPC Information Service (EPC-IS), which makes the ePedigree creation and discovery more robust, scaleable, and secure. Using our approach, the ePedigree historical records of a product is created and stored in the ePedigree creating parties ' EPC-IS servers; in addition, each EPC-IS server maintains a look up table that stores the EPC-IS providers' one-hop up/down stream information. In this way, the ePedigree service creation and discovery are processed following a chain of processes with a distributed manner. The distributed ePedigree architecture and a set of EPC-IS service protocols are described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
Pages220-227
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventFTDCS 2007: 11th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems - Sedona, AZ, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2007Mar 23 2007

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OtherFTDCS 2007: 11th IEEE International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems
CountryUnited States
CitySedona, AZ
Period3/21/073/23/07

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Huang, D., Verma, M., Ramachandran, A., & Zhou, Z. (2007). A distributed ePedigree architecture. In Proceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems (pp. 220-227). [4144634] https://doi.org/10.1109/FTDCS.2007.5