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Workshop on Advances In RFID (AIR'08)
(October 22-24, 2008, Xi'An, China, in conjunction with ICEBE 2008)

In the current age of intense global competition, companies continuously seek innovative ways to create differentiation, cut cost and increase profits through the delivery of highly competitive products, solutions, and services. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is such an emerging technology with great potentials enabling real time information visibility via wireless object identification, and object track and trace. Furthermore, RFID technology is expected to become a critical and ubiquitous infrastructure enabling technology, along with unprecedented explosion in sensor and wireless networking technologies to support seamless dynamically created communication and interconnections. Plentiful real world deployment towards developing emerging business opportunities via adopting RFID technologies demonstrates the practical use of RFID driving for business value through business operation and service innovations. It is evident through the support of agile and responsive business planning and business decisions by enabling the use of timely information from business participants' information systems, leading to, for example, shorter lead times, reduced working capital needs, and closer customer relationships.

This workshop will provide a prestigious forum bringing together both researchers and practitioners to exchange views on all aspects of RFID, from technologies to business case studies. The workshop is intended to foster the dissemination of state-of-the-art research and development in advances of RFID deployment in various public and industry sectors. The workshop welcomes paper submissions regarding RFID related innovative technologies, innovative use of RFID technologies, and innovative applications and services related to RFID. Topics are listed as, but not limited to, follows,

  1. RFID technologies
    • RFID hardware, infrastructure, and software (RFID tag and reader design and implementation, RFID middleware, RFID networks, RFID system architecture and implementation, RFID service platforms, RFID information systems, etc)
    • RFID security and privacy protection
    • RFID data and stream management
    • RFID sensor and internetworking technologies
    • RFID ranging, localization
  2. RFID applications and application enablement
    • RFID applications in various public and industry sectors (e.g. logistics, SCM, library, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, etc.)
    • RFID application enablement (RFID enablement for warehouse, retail stores, service industry, etc.)
  3. RFID deployment cases
    • RFID experience sharing
    • RFID project and case studies
    • RFID deployment concerns
    • RFID decision support tools
  4. RFID technology adoption and evaluation
    • RFID benchmarking and testing
    • RFID technology evaluation
    • RFID technology adoption study
Papers must be submitted electronically. The format of submitted papers should follow the guidelines for the IEEE conference proceedings, limited to 6 pages. All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings of the ICEBE 2008 by the IEEE CS Press. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. Please submit papers in PDF format through the following link:
URL: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=air2008
Important Dates
  • Abstract registration deadline: 1 May, 2008
  • Paper submission: 1 May 2008
  • Notification of acceptance: 25 June 2008
  • Zongwei Luo
    E-business Technology Institute, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    zwluo at eti.hku.hk
  • Jen-Yao Chung
    IBM Research, USA
    jychung at us.ibm.com
WORKSHOP COMMITTEE (confirmed so far)
  • Gildas Avoine, UCL, Belgium
  • Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
  • William Cheung, HK Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Paul B Chou, IBM Research, USA
  • Kiritsis Dimitris, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Park Jongan, Chosun University, Korea
  • Zeng Junfang, CAS, China
  • Paris Kitsos, Hellenic Open Univercity, Greece
  • Tao Lin, SAP Research Center Palo Alto, USA
  • Yan Lu, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
  • Charalampos Z. Patrikakis, NTUA, Greece
  • Patrick Peng, SZU, China
  • Pedro Peris-Lopez, Carlos III Madrid University, Spain
  • Quanzheng Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
  • Huiping Sun, Beijing University, China
  • Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Benjamin Yen, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
  • SJ Zhou, UESTC, China
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