A fair e-tendering protocol

Pasupathinathan, Vijayakrishnan, Pieprzyk, Josef, & Wang, Huaxiong (2008) A fair e-tendering protocol. In Fernández-Medina, Eduardo (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography, Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication, Porto, Portugal, pp. 294-299.


Implementation of an electronic tendering (e-tendering) systems requires careful attention to the needs of the system and its various participants. Fairness in an e-tendering is of utmost importance. Current proposals and implementations do not provide fairness and thus, are vulnerable to collusion and favourism. Dishonest participants, either the principal or tenderer may collude to alter or view competing tenders which would give the favoured tenderer a greater chance of winning the contract. This paper proposes an e-tendering system that is secure and fair to all participants. We employ the techniques of anonymous token system along with signed commitment approach to achieve a publicly verifiable fair e-tendering protocol. We also provide an analysis of the protocol that confirms the security of our proposal against security goals for an e-tendering system.

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ID Code: 70270
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: e-tendering, e-procurement, Fairness, Anonymous token system
ISBN: 9789898111593
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 17 Apr 2014 03:22
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 05:34

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