Faculté des Sciences appliquées
Faculté des Sciences appliquées

Master thesis : Digitizing the Food Chain Traceability

Calixte, Maxence ULiège
Promotor(s) : Donnet, Benoît ULiège
Date of defense : 28-Jan-2022 • Permalink :
Title : Master thesis : Digitizing the Food Chain Traceability
Translated title : [fr] Digitalisation de la Traçabilité dans la Chaîne Alimentaire
Author : Calixte, Maxence ULiège
Date of defense  : 28-Jan-2022
Advisor(s) : Donnet, Benoît ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Hault, Olivier 
Debruyne, Christophe ULiège
Fontaine, Pascal ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 91
Keywords : [en] Food Traceability
[en] Graph Database
Discipline(s) : Engineering, computing & technology > Computer science
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master : ingénieur civil en informatique, à finalité spécialisée en "computer systems security"
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté des Sciences appliquées


[en] The traceability in the food sector has become increasingly important. Traceability systems are used to determine the on-going location of products and to trace products back to their origin and used production methods. Such systems are indispensable to provide transparency and security to consumers. To achieve this, an efficient traceability system must therefore provide current information about the food supply chain items in real time. This is possible by building digital traceability systems.
In this paper, the use of a graph database is proposed to facilitate and improve the performance of traceability requests. This system is presented by detailing the different aspects taken into account during its design. Particular efforts have been made to establish a maintainable and easy to evolve system.
This new solution is finally compared to a naive system relying on a classical relational database. Overall, utilizing a graph database proved to simplify the food traceability analysis and offers better query response times.



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  • Calixte, Maxence ULiège Université de Liège > Master ingé. civ. info., à fin.


Committee's member(s)

  • Hault, Olivier
  • Debruyne, Christophe ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Représentation et ingénierie des données
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  • Fontaine, Pascal ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Systèmes informatiques distribués
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