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We’ve proudly contributed to SensorComm’12  workshop with a keynote related to “Sensor based risk assessment for the supply of dangerous products”.

This workshop has been held jointly with the NetWare conference, in Rome, Italy, from the 19th to the 24th of August.

As a consequence of globalisation, supply chain systems recently evolved toward a dynamic network of firms and industries. This complexification of supply chain processes raises several challenges in particular with respect to compliance to regulations (e.g., safety, security). With the multiplication of intermediate actors, a single non-compliant actor might jeopardize the safety of population and actors involved in supply chain process. There is, therefore, a clear need for risk management in order to mitigate the occurence of potential threats due to non compliance to regulation at the execution of the supply chain process. Traditionnal approaches tend to rely on human operators checks, or collection of contextual information from sensors locally (e.g., warehouse, truck). Therefore, there is risk of a disruption of regulation checks along the process execution.

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In our keynote, we propose the delegation of risk assessment to sensor nodes, attached to the supplied products, for an automatic risk assessment all along the supply chain execution. Empowered with monitoring capabilities, sensor nodes are meant to trigger alert in case of contextual constraint violation along the supply chain. Our goal is to raise the awareness of the supply chain players with an early alerting service to enforce the regulations.

This work has been done in the scope of the RESCUEIT-FR [1] project,

The project was partially funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under the promotional reference 01ISO7009 and by the French Ministry of Research within the RESCUE-IT project. The authors take the responsibility for the content.

Publication is available here.

[1], L. Gomez, M. Khalfaoui, E. El-Khoury, C. Ulmer, J. Deutsch, O. Chettouh, O. Gaci, H. Mathieu, E. El-Moustaine, M. Laurent, H. Schneider, C. Daras, and A. Schaad, “Rescueit : securisation de la chaine logistique orientee service depuis le monde des objets jusqu’a l’univers informatique,” Workshop Interdisciplinaire sur la Securite Globale, 2011.

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