UCLA-WINMEC Forum on RFID organizes a special forum for submissions to proceedings of the IEEE

UCLA-WINMEC RFID Research Program is organizing a special forum to invite the RFID research community to present their research with the intent of submitting to the Proceedings of the IEEE. This forum will bring together academics, researchers, industry technologists/practitioners and business/I.T. personnel who are working on research and innovative ideas today that will impact the field of RFID tomorrow. Advanced topics that will further the technology (hardware/middleware/software) and its applications will be presented at this forum. Detailed list of topics is as below.

Potential presenters at this forum will need to apply by sending in a title of their talk, their bio and an abstract to the following email address RFIDForum@winmec.ucla.edu. This forum is to support the Proceedings of the IEEE (http://www.ieee.org/portal/pages/pubs/proceedings/index.html) whereby authors of select abstracts presented at this forum will be recommended to submit their complete papers for a special issue of Proceedings of the IEEE on RFID. The title of the special issue will be called "RFID - A Unique Radio Innovation for the 21st Century."

The schedule for paper submissions/review is available at http://winmec.ucla.edu/ieeeproceedings/.

For the forum itself, an on-line proceedings will be created. Accepted speakers will need to register for this forum. Registration is at http://www.winmec.ucla.edu/rfid/AcademicForum/2008/registration.asp

Please submit your talk title, author bios, and abstract to RFIDForum@winmec.ucla.edu
For information on Sponsorship opportunies please contact sponsor@winmec.ucla.edu

Topics include, but not limited to:
Reader Technology and Research
  Hardware design
Protocols
Antenna systems
System on a Chip (SOC)
Design of stationery, mobile, personal and handheld readers
Tag Technology and Research
  Intelligent tags
Security and encryption
Power efficiency
Antenna design
Protocols of communication
High memory tags
Tag-to-tag communications
Tag storage
Communication speed and tag data download rates
Low cost developments
Miniaturization and materials innovations
Active, semi-active, semi-passive and passive technologies
RFID Middleware technology
  RFID Middleware Architecture
Security
Database integration
Speed issues in data movement
Integration with ERP, SCM and MRP
Web services
SOA (Services oriented architecture)
Enterprise I.T. architecture and middleware touch points
Technological and system issues
  How it affects WLAN, WWAN, PAN, and other wireless networks
Infrastructure management
Impact on enterprise security
Wireless interference
Effect on physical products containing liquids and metal
RF modeling and simulation of reader-tag systems
System design, prototyping and scaling
Applications/Industries
  Inventory Management
Asset Management
Retail
Manufacturing
Supply Chain
Pharmaceuticals
Healthcare/Medicine/Biotech/Biology
Aerospace / Airlines / Airport and baggage management
Automotive
Shipbuilding, Entertainment/Media
Financial / Mobile Payments
Security and access
Business Issues of RFID
  ROI analysis at unit and enterprise levels
Revenue models in RFID services
Effect of RFID on process improvement for the enterprise
Impact on the CIO/I.T. office
Legal issues in RFID
Business versus consumer applications

Other forums :

RFID Executive Forum Oct 2007
RFID & Wireless in Healthcare Forum Oct 2007

Sponsors

WINMEC, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, BIT

HP, ITC Infotech Intel, ISMB, Lucent Technologies, Microsoft Corp., Mobio Networks, Motorola Inc., QUALCOMM, Raytheon, Satyam, SIEMENS, Stradling Yocca Carlson Rauth, Tata Consultancy Services

RFID Equipment Sponsors:
Impinj, RSI ID Technologies, Printronix, Symbol, Avery Dennison, Maxell, Zebra, Quantum Route, Inc., Convergence Systems Limited, Magellan Technology (Australia)

Media Sponsors:
RFID World 2008, More RFID, RFID Switchboard, RFID Update, SkupinaRFID, Vandagraf International, BPCouncil, RFID Monthly, Silicon India Amritt, Inc, RFID 27-7

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