Secure rural supply chain management using low cost paper watermarking

Ashlesh Sharma, Lakshminarayanan Subramanian, Eric A. Brewer

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Abstract

Supply chain systems in rural developing regions are extremely fragile and are vulnerable to a wide range of security threats including theft, fraud and counterfeit goods. In this paper, we propose the design of a secure, low cost supply chain management system that leverages cheap cellphones and a low-cost paper watermarking system that can authenticate and verify the integrity of goods in a supply chain. Unlike many sophisticated solutions which have deployment problems due to the harsh ground realities in rural regions, our system is easy to use, deploy and does not require significant changes to the existing operational model. In addition, our system relies only on paper and cellphones, both of which are ubiquitously used in rural developing regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2008 Conference on Computer Communications-2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'08
Pages19-24
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventACM SIGCOMM 2008 Conference on Computer Communications - 2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'08 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2008Aug 22 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2008 Conference on Computer Communications -2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'08

Other

OtherACM SIGCOMM 2008 Conference on Computer Communications - 2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'08
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8/17/088/22/08

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Keywords

  • Paper authentication
  • Paper speckle
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sharma, A., Subramanian, L., & Brewer, E. A. (2008). Secure rural supply chain management using low cost paper watermarking. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2008 Conference on Computer Communications-2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'08 (pp. 19-24). (Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2008 Conference on Computer Communications -2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, NSDR'08). https://doi.org/10.1145/1397705.1397711