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2014 Formal Modeling and Analysis of Fairness Characterization of E-Commerce Protocols
Chengwei Zhang, Xiaohong Li, Jing Hu, Zhiyong Feng, Jiaojiao Song
J. Appl. Math. 2014(SI11): 1-10 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/138370


In the past, fairness verification of exchanges between the traders in E-commerce was based on a common assumption, so-called nonrepudiation property, which says that if the parties involved can deny that they have received or sent some information, then the exchanging protocol is unfair. So, the nonrepudiation property is not a sufficient condition. In this paper, we formulate a new notion of fairness verification based on the strand space model and propose a method for fairness verification, which can potentially determine whether evidences have been forged in transactions. We first present an innovative formal approach not to depend on nonrepudiation, and then establish a relative trader model and extend the strand space model in accordance with traders’ behaviors of E-commerce. We present a case study to demonstrate the effectiveness of our verification method.


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Chengwei Zhang. Xiaohong Li. Jing Hu. Zhiyong Feng. Jiaojiao Song. "Formal Modeling and Analysis of Fairness Characterization of E-Commerce Protocols." J. Appl. Math. 2014 (SI11) 1 - 10, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 1 October 2014

zbMATH: 07131345
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/138370

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Hindawi

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