Unique Radio Innovation for the 21st Century: Building Scalable and Global RFID Networks

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Damith C. Ranasinghe, Quan Z. Sheng, Sherali Zeadally
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 22, 2010 - Computers - 459 pages
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Are you an engineer or a researcher developing RFID systems? Are you a manager considering deploying RFID-based applications? If so, this book is for you. Covering modern RFID systems, the challenges to RFID implementation are addressed using specific industrial research examples and common integration issues. The primary focus is on answering questions surrounding building scalable global Internet-based RFID networks. Key topics include RFID data management, RFID data processing and integration, Real-Time Locating Systems (RTLS) and sensors. The book considers the challenges of and solutions to building and exploiting global networks to guarantee one of the most important business drivers for modern RFID technology: traceability. The authors have drawn together RFID applications from the retail supply chain, asset and product lifecycle management, anti-counterfeiting and cold chain management to explore how global traceability networks can be created using RFID and sensor technologies. They present insights from world’s leading research laboratories.

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The Next Generation of RFID Technology
Breakthrough Towards the Internet of Things
Threats to Networked RFID Systems
Part II Data Management
Temporal and Location Based RFID EventData Management and Processing
FastMoving Consumer Goods Supply Chains
SemanticBased RFID Data Management
RFID Data Cleaning for Shop FloorApplications
A ComparativeAnalysis
Part IV Innovative Applications
A CaseStudy from Galeria Kaufhof
OpportunitiesRequirements and Challenges
Guidelinesand an Implementation Roadmap
Green Logistics Management
Object Oriented Business Process Modellingin RFID Applied Computing Environments
Part V Business and Investment

Part III Global Information Architecturesand Systems
Increasing Robustness Scalability and Agilityin Logistic Networks
A Design for Secure Discovery Services in theEPCglobal Architecture
Evaluating Discovery Services Architecturesin the Context of the Internet of Things
Framework and Approach
The RFIDIndustrys Perspective
An Evolution Perspective
An Analysis of the Impact of RFID Technologyon Inventory Systems

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Dr. Damith Ranasinghe received a BE in Information Technology and TelecommunicationEngineering from The University of Adelaide with first class honours, in 2002. Since graduation he has worked in Auto-ID Labs at MIT, USA, Cambridge University, UK and The University of Adelaide, where he completed his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2007. Damith is currently leading research at the Adelaide Auto-ID Lab where he is the Associate Director of the laboratory. His current research interests are focused in the areas of RFID technology, systems architecture, and integration, in particular, the areas of lightweight cryptography for low cost RFID systems, and integration of RFID and sensor technology.


Dr. Michael Sheng is currently an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. Sheng holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University ofNew South Wales (UNSW) and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre. Hismain research interests include Web services, service-orientedarchitecture, RFID, sensor networks, and pervasive computing. Dr. Sheng is the founding chair of the International Workshop on RFID Technology.

Dr. Michael Sheng has edited four books and published more than 50 refereed technical papers in premier international journals and conferences including VLDB Journal, IEEE Internet Computing, Communications of the ACM, VLDB, WWW, ICDE, and ICSE. Dr Sheng is the recipient of the Microsoft Research Fellowship (2003-2004) and CSC Fellowship (1999-2000). He is a member of the IEEE and the ACM.

Dr. Sherali Zeadally is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington DC, USA where he is the Founder of the UDC’s NEtwork Systems laboraTory (NEST). Dr. Sherali Zeadally is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Internet Protocol. Technology, and he currently serves as Editor/Associate Editor/Editorial board member of 13 peerreviewed international journals (published by Springer, Elsevier Science, Academic Press, etc). To date, he has authored/co-authored over 120 refereed technical publications in books, journals, conference, and workshop proceedings. His recent RFID activities include RFID publications in IEEE Computer, IEEE Internet Computing, Journal of Information System Frontiers, Co-Chairing of the “International Workshop on RFID Technology: Concepts, Applications, Challenges” held in 2008 and 2009, Co-Guest editor of Special issues in various International journals (IJIPT, Information Systems Frontiers) on RFID. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), UK, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineer ing and Technology (FIET), UK.