P2P object tracking in the internet of things

Yanbo Wu*, Quan Z. Sheng, Damith Ranasinghe

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With recent advances in technologies such as radiofrequency identification (RFID) and new standards such as the electronic product code (EPC), large-scale traceability is emerging as a key differentiator in a wide range of enterprise applications (e.g., counterfeit prevention, product recalls, and pilferage reduction). Such traceability applications often need to access data collected by individual enterprises in a distributed environment. Traditional centralized approaches (e.g., data warehousing) are not feasible for these applications due to their unique characteristics such as large volume of data and sovereignty of the participants. In this paper, we describe an approach that enables applications to share traceability data across independent enterprises in a pure Peer-to-Peer (P2P) fashion. Data are stored in local repositories of participants and indexed in the network based on structured P2P overlays. In particular, we present a generic approach for efficiently indexing and locating individual objects in large, distributed traceable networks, most notably, in the emerging environment of the Internet of Things. The results from extensive experiments show that our approach scales well in both data volume and network size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICPP 2011
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Parallel Processing: proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769545103
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event40th International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 2011 - Taipei City, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 13 Sep 201116 Sep 2011


Other40th International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 2011
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei City


  • Internet of things
  • Peerto-Peer systems
  • RFID
  • Scalability
  • Traceable networks

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