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Front-end Control Mechanism of Electronic Records

Jiang Xu1, Ling Wang1,2, Xinyu Liu1,2, Xiujuan Feng3, Yongjun Ren1,2,*, Jinyue Xia4

1 School of Computer and Software, Engineering Research Center of Digital Forensics, Ministry of Education, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
2 Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology (CICAEET), Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China
3 School of Mines, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, China
4 International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), NY, USA

* Corresponding Author: Yongjun Ren. Email: email

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2021, 39(3), 337-349.


In the digital era, how to ensure the authenticity and integrity of electronic records has become an open challenging issue. Front-end control is an important concept as well as a basic principle in electronic record management. Under the instruction of front-end control, many original management links in the record-management stage are required to move forward, and the managers enter the formation stage of the electronic records to ensure the originality. However, the front-end control technique primarily focuses on transaction management, and it lacks the strategy of providing the control of electronic records. In this paper, a novel electronic record front-end control mechanism is proposed by adopting proxy re-encryption and requiring archivists to participate in the management of electronic records before the record is created to solve the problem. Specifically, when an electronic record is generated, the proposed mechanism interacts with the producer of the electronic record to generate a corresponding encryption key. Moreover, electronic records are encrypted by the key to protect their confidentiality, which can prevent the leakage of electronic record information. In addition, when transferring the electronic record, archivists use proxy re-encryption technology to convert electronic records, allowing management by an archivist, ensuring their originality and authenticity.


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APA Style
Xu, J., Wang, L., Liu, X., Feng, X., Ren, Y. et al. (2021). Front-end control mechanism of electronic records. Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 39(3), 337-349.
Vancouver Style
Xu J, Wang L, Liu X, Feng X, Ren Y, Xia J. Front-end control mechanism of electronic records. Comput Syst Sci Eng. 2021;39(3):337-349
IEEE Style
J. Xu, L. Wang, X. Liu, X. Feng, Y. Ren, and J. Xia "Front-end Control Mechanism of Electronic Records," Comput. Syst. Sci. Eng., vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 337-349. 2021.

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