Panagiotis Mathiopoulos学术报告通知
时间:2019-12-15 10:28:17

目:Blockchain-Based Product Ownership Management Systems for Anti-Counterfeits in the Post Supply Chain

报告人:Panagiotis Mathiopoulos  雅典大学




For more than a decade now, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology has been quite effective in providing anti-counterfeits measures in the supply chain. However, the genuineness of RFID tags cannot be guaranteed in the post supply chain since these tags can be rather easily cloned in the public space.

In this talk, we discuss a novel POMS (Product Ownership Management System) of RFID-attached products for anti-counterfeits that can be used in the post supply chain. For this purpose, we leverage the idea of Bitcoin’s blockchain that anyone can check the proof of possession of balance. With the proposed POMS, a customer can reject the purchase of counterfeits even with genuine RFID tag information, if the seller does not possess their ownership. We have implemented a proof-of-concept experimental system employing a blockchain-based decentralized application platform, Ethereum, and evaluated its cost performance. Results have shown that, typically, the cost of managing the ownership of a product with up to six transfers is less than US$1. We will be closing the lecture, by presenting research ideas of how to further enhance the operation of the proposed POMS as well as discussing the future of blockchain/Bitcoin technology in the IT field.


Panagiotis Mathiopoulos is a professor of Digital Communications in the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens (UoA). Prior to this role, he was Director of Research (2004-2014) and Director (2000-2004) with the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS) at the National Observatory of Athens. He was holding the rank of Full Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC) from 1999 – 2003. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ottawa in 1989.

As a researcher, Prof. Mathiopoulos is an internationally recognized expert with a proven track record for original research contributions and in the field of wireless telecommunications for terrestrial and satellite systems and networks. In these areas, he has authored or co-authored 125 archival journal papers published mainly in various IEEE Transactions, having more than 2500 citations (ISI), and 130 papers published in international conference proceedings, as well as one book and several chapters in books.

In December 2017, he was presented by the IEEE ComSoc with its “2017 Satellite and Space Communication Service Award” given to him for his outstanding contributions, over the last 20 years, in the Satellite Communications field. This award is the first time it was given to a Greek researcher since its inception in 2002.

For more information please check his home pagehttp://www.di.uoa.gr/mathio