COLLECTOR: A secure RFID-enabled batch recall protocol

Saiyu Qi, Yuanqing Zheng, Mo Li, Li Lu, Yunhao Liu

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Batch recall is a practically important problem for most industry manufacturers. The batches of products which contain flawed parts need to be recalled by manufacturers in time to prevent further economic and health loss. Accurate batch recall could be a challenging issue as flawed parts may have already been integrated into a large number of products and distributed to customers. The recent development of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) provides us a promising opportunity to implement batch recall in an accurate and efficient way. RFID-enabled batch recall provides us the opportunity to further enhance the security of batch recall operation, allowing us to achieve recognition of problematic products, privacy preserving of production pattern, recall authentication and non-repudiation, etc. In this paper, we thoroughly study the security aspects and identify the unique requirements in RFID-enabled batch recall. We propose a practically secure protocol, COLLECTOR, to enable accurate, secure and efficient RFID batch recall.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2014 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781479933600
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 27 Apr 20142 May 2014


Conference33rd IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE INFOCOM 2014
CityToronto, ON


  • batch recall
  • RFID
  • security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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