Secure multi-attribute procurement auction

Koutarou Suzuki, Makoto Yokoo

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In this paper, we develop a secure multi-attribute procurement auction, in which a sales item is denned by several attributes called quality, the buyer is the auctioneer (e.g., a government), and the sellers are the bidders. Our goal is to develop a protocol in which acting honestly is a dominant strategy for sellers and that does not leak the true cost of the sellers, which is highly classified information that the sellers want to keep private. We first present a Vickrey-type protocol that can be used for multi-attribute procurement auctions. Next, we show how this protocol can be executed securely.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security Applications - 6th International Workshop, WISA 2005, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event6th International Workshop on Information Security Applications, WISA 2005 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 22 2005Aug 24 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3786 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Workshop on Information Security Applications, WISA 2005
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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