IoT (the Internet of Things) offers an environment of interconnected physical objects which capture meaningful data and communicate that information through IP networks and different kinds of software applications. Though different definitions of IoT exist today, it is agreed among researchers that smart objects, machine-to-machine communications and radio frequency (RF) technologies are the integral aspects of IoT. While many other emerging technologies could contribute to the development of IoT, with the recent trend it is evident that radio frequency identification (RFID) technology will shape a key part of IoT.
According to the predictions of Gartner, Inc., by the year 2020, there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things. There will be various types of devices that would participate in it, some of which may not use RFID, but for automated identification of most of the objects and people in IoT, RFID will surely play a very critical role. We have recently seen noticeable advancements in RFID technologies, but there still remain many other issues and considerable scope of improvement of services via RFID technologies. Hence, for this special issue we are interested in works that focus on RFID technologies and their applications in IoT.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Advanced Wireless, Information, and Communication Technologies (AWICT 2015), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Communication standards for RFID
- RFID system architectures for IoT
- RFID-enabled smart devices
- RFID middleware
- Algorithms in RFID tags and reader localisation
- Security and privacy issues of RFID
- Innovative RFID applications
- Case studies and operational experiences
Manuscript submission due: 30 October, 2015
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 30 January, 2016
Revised/final paper due: 1 March, 2016