A sealed-bid multi-attribute auction protocol with strong bid privacy and bidder privacy
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Security and Communication Networks
Volume 6, Issue 10, pages 1281–1289, October 2013
How to Cite
Shi, W. (2013), A sealed-bid multi-attribute auction protocol with strong bid privacy and bidder privacy. Security Comm. Networks, 6: 1281–1289. doi: 10.1002/sec.708
- Issue published online: 23 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2013
- National Heidelberg Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Number: 61202447
- electronic multi-attribute auctions;
- bid privacy;
- public verifiability
In this paper, a sealed-bid multi-attribute auction protocol that mainly focuses on security issues (i.e., bid privacy, bidder anonymity, and fairness problem) is presented. In recent years, existing literatures mainly focus on the multi-attribute winner determination problem and other issues, but research of multi-attribute e-auction just begin from the perspective of information security. The new proposal is motivated by the conflict between bidder anonymity and denial-of-service attack from an insider. It utilizes private set intersection method to solve the privacy problem of winner determination of sealed-bid multi-attribute auction. The proposed sealed-bid auction scheme preserves the strong privacy of the bids and provides verifiable correctness. According to the security analysis, it satisfies the security requirements of an e-auction. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.