Chipless and Conventional RFIDs:
Challenges in Fabrication, Joint Implementation and Applications

Session Organizers:

Smail Tedjini, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France
Simone Genovesi, University of Pisa, Italy

Chipless RFID is a relatively new research area if compared to conventional RFID. Nevertheless, several efforts have been done in the last years, especially in designing chipless tags aiming at high data encoding density or chipless sensors for low-cost monitoring of different physical parameters. Nowadays, conventional RFID reached good maturity while chipless RFID requires more development as several challenges need to be tackled and several problems have to be solved. However, the two technologies have well-known limitations. In particular, low-cost chipless RFID and sensors, exploitation of different printing/fabrication processes, green solutions for environmental-friendly tags are relevant research areas to be addressed. Combining the advantages of chipless and conventional RFID technologies is also a topic of great interest that effectively contributes for taking a decisive step toward the adoption and implementation of RFID in real-world

This special session wants to focus on some of the most relevant issues that prevent the exploitation of chipless RFID paradigm and propose solutions to this aim.

Specific topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Fabrication of chipless RFID and sensors with different technologies and related cost and reliability issues;
  • Joint exploitation of conventional and chipless RFID;
  • Hybridization of chipless RFIDs with competing/complementary technologies;
  • Algorithms and readers implementations in operative scenarios;
  • Real-world case studies and applications.