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Database Engineering and Applications Symposium, International (2006)
Delhi, India
Dec. 11, 2006 to Dec. 14, 2006
ISSN: 1098-8068
ISBN: 0-7695-2577-6
pp: 174-184
Karin Kailing , IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA
Stefan Schonauer , IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA
Rakesh Agrawal , Microsoft Search Labs, Mountain View, CA
Alvin Cheung , IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA
<p>Tracking and tracing individual items is a new and emerging trend in many industries. Driven by matur- ing technologies such as Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) and upcoming standards such as the Electronic Product Code (EPC), a rapidly increasing number of enter- prises are collecting vast amounts of tracking data. To en- able traceability over the entire life-cycle of items data has to be shared across independent and possibly competing en- terprises. The need to simultaneously compete and cooper- ate requires a traceability system design that allows compa- nies to share their traceability data while maintaining com- plete sovereignty over what is shared and with whom.</p> <p>Based on an extensive study of traceability applications, we introduce the formal concept of traceability networks and highlight the technical challenges involved in shar- ing data in such a network. To address these challenges, we present an innovative combination of query process- ing techniques from P2P networks and distributed as well as parallel databases with confidentiality enforcement tech- niques.</p>
Karin Kailing, Stefan Schonauer, Rakesh Agrawal, Alvin Cheung, "Towards Traceability across Sovereign, Distributed RFID Databases", Database Engineering and Applications Symposium, International, vol. 00, no. , pp. 174-184, 2006, doi:10.1109/IDEAS.2006.47
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