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Project Reference: GHP/044/07LP
Project Title: Trustworthy RFID Technologies: Methodology and Practice
Hosting Institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Abstract: RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is an important enabling technology for logistics and supply chain management systems. The amount RFID devices will continue to leap in coming years. It was predicted that China will need at least 4.5 billion RFID devices in 2008, and 5.5 billion in 2010. At present, there are well over 100 RFID vendors and enterprises in China. Despite enormous propaganda on RFID and its great potential, large-scale deployment of the trust-enabled RFID technology is still uncommon. There is an immediate need to further advance the trustworthy technology of RFID before its benefits can truly be realized in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM). Challenging problems have been raised by the industry on security and privacy. Solutions to these problems will bring major impacts on the popular deployment of the RFID technology, which is a core area of logistics and supply chain management. We propose to develop a set of trustworthy RFID methodologies. Based on the research expertise of this project team, four critical technologies will be developed for trustworthy RFID computing to exploit the emerging opportunities. First, we design a privacy preserving authentication mechanism for enabling trust while protecting the user’s private information. Second, in recognition of the increasing importance of RFID in LSCM, we will develop a set of efficient trustworthy RFID protocols both for capacity-limited RFID devices and large-scale systems. Third, we will propose secure authentication and self-protection schemes for enhancing the security of trustworthy RFID computing infrastructure. Last, we will develop a trustworthy platform to support security and privacy development for RFID systems. With them, we shall introduce an integrated solution for trustworthy RFID computing to the market and license the trustworthy RFID methodology to LSCM vendors and users.
Project Coordinator: Dr. Yunhao Liu
Approved Funding Amount: HK$3.86M
Project Period: 1 Apr 2008 - 30 Jun 2010
 
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