Designing secure e-contracting systems

Praveen Gauravaram, Ernest Foo

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Information security goals and services for e-contracting systems have not previously been closely examined in open literature. This paper identifies key security goals and the services to be considered when designing e-contracting systems. Several AEC collaborative platforms are reviewed. These systems are currently used for project management and could be used for e-contracting. The results of the review show that while integrity and confidentiality of contract documents is ensured during communication in contract formation, few of the systems consider these security requirements during archiving. A new e-contracting architecture is proposed to provide security for the full e-contract life cycle.
Keyword: e-contracting, AEC collaborative platforms,information security goals
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th Anniversary of Collaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research : CollECTeR 2007
EditorsPaula Swatman
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherCollECTeR 2007
Publication date2007
ISBN (Print)978 1 920927 78 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventCollaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …
Conference number: 10


ConferenceCollaborative Electronic Commerce Technology and Research
CityMelbourne, Australia
Period01/01/2007 → …

Bibliographical note

This work was carried out when Praveen Gauravaram was employed at ISI, QUT, Brisbane, Australia


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