Solutions, challenges and expectations for ubiquitous applications

Session Organizers:

Renato Ferrero, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Javier Vales Alonso, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain

The contactless access to information supported by the RFID technology allows the development of networked, distributed and transparently accessible applications. Moreover, the information stored in RFID tags can be retrieved by RFID readers without any explicit command, thus promoting an implicit human-computer interaction. For these reasons, RFID is a promising technology for the development of ubiquitous applications in many fields, such as automotive, fashion, retail, health-care, transportation, education, payment, and public administration. The scopes of this special session are to present the latest research on RFID adoption for ubiquitous applications, to investigate future trends, to identify criticalities, and to propose techniques for solving weaknesses and improving performance of ubiquitous systems.

Specific topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • real-world examples of RFID-based ubiquitous applications
  • development and expansion of Internet of Things (IoT) through RFID technology
  • protocols for ubiquitous services
  • security and reliability issues
  • ambient intelligence
  • user and context awareness