Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is emerging as one of the most pervasive computing technologies due to its low cost and broad applicability. RFID systems consist of tiny integrated circuits equipped with antennas (RFID tags) that communicate with their reading devices (RFID readers) using radio-frequency waves without line of sight. This creates tremendous opportunities for linking various objects from real world.
While RFID provides promising benefits such as inventory visibility and business process automation, some significant challenges need to be overcome before these benefits can be realized. These include important issues such as how to process and manage RFID data, how to seamlessly integrate low-level RFID data into enterprise information infrastructures, and how to protect the privacy and security of businesses and consumers in RFID environments.
The objective of this special issue is to present a collection of high-quality papers that report the latest research advances in the area of RFID technology and applications. We seek original work identifying new R&D challenges and developing new techniques and algorithms in RFID technology and applications.
Specific topics include, but not limited to, the following:
- RFID and physical user interfaces
- RFID network management
- Data management in RFID applications
- Security/privacy and RFID
- RFID and sensor networks
- RFID standards
- RFID middleware
- COTS and Open Source RFID infrastructure
- Commercial experience with RFID
- Web services and RFID
- Business process redesign and RFID
- Others and emerging new topics
Manuscript due date: 1 November, 2010
Notification of acceptance: 1 February, 2011
Submission of final manuscript: 1 March, 2011