10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
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Authors Notification: Deadline Expired
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The 2nd International Workshop on
RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges
(IWRT 2008)
12-13 June, 2008 - Barcelona - Spain

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In conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008)

Michael Sheng
School of Computer Science, The University of Adelaide

Zakaria Maamar
College of ISs, Zayed University United
Arab Emirates

Sherali Zeadally
University of the District of Columbia

Mark Cameron

Information Engineering Lab CSIRO ICT Center
Canberra, Australia

Aim of the Workshop
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless communication technology that uses radio-frequency waves to transfer information between tagged objects and readers without line of sight. This creates tremendous opportunities for linking various objects from real world. These objects are numbered, identified, catalogued, and tracked. In recent years, RFID has gained a significant momentum and is emerging as an important technology for revolutionizing a wide range of applications including supply chain management, retail, aircraft maintenance, anti-counterfeiting, baggage handling, healthcare, just to cite some. In addition, RFID technology also offers a viable approach to implement physical user interfaces. The services available in the local environment are advertised by RFID tags. The users browse the services and activate the desired service by simply touching the corresponding tag with a mobile terminal that is equipped with an RFID reader. In the near future, these user interfaces would introduce RFID tags into our everyday lives.

While RFID provides promising benefits such as inventory visibility and business process automation, some significant challenges need to be overcome before these benefits can be realized. One important issue is how to process and manage RFID data, which is typically in large volume, noisy and unreliable, time-dependent, dynamically changing, and of varying ownership. Another issue is how to seamlessly integrate low-level RFID data into (existing) enterprise information infrastructures (e.g., upper-level business processes). Finally, given the ability of inexpensively tagging and thus monitoring a large number of items and/or people, RFID raises some serious security and privacy concerns. Indeed, RFID privacy and security are stimulating research areas that involve rich interplay among many disciplines, like signal processing, hardware design, supply-chain logistics, privacy rights, and cryptography.

The workshop's objective is to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and users to exchange new ideas, developments, and experience on issues related to this emerging field.

Topics of interest
We welcome papers that focus on novel RFID technologies and applications. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

• Data management issues in RFID applications
• Innovative RFID-enabled applications
• RFID and physical user interfaces
• Security/privacy and RFID
• RFID and sensor networks
• Web services and RFID
• RFID and semantic Web
• RFID standards
• RFID case studies and field trials
• RFID middleware
• Next generation RFID technologies
• Commercial experience with RFID
• RFID network management
• COTS and Open Source RFID infrastructure
• Integration of RFID with other applications
• Performance evaluation
• Business process redesign and RFID

Submission and Review of Papers
All papers must be written in English. There will be two types of papers: long (approx. 5000 words) and short (approx. 2000 words). Papers should be prepared in postscript, PDF, or Word and should be submitted through ICEIS web-based paper submission system.

All the submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. We will also implement a rebuttal phase during the paper selection process. Authors will be invited to supply a response to the reviewers' comments. The paper selection will be based on both reviewers' comments and authors' responses.

Format of the Workshop
The workshop will consist of oral presentations. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in the form of a book by INSTICC Press and indexed in DBLP.

Keynote Lectures
- Mark Harrison, Auto-ID Lab, University of Cambridge, UK
Title: Navigating the Web of Things: Challenges and Applications

Journal Publication
A Special issue of the International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology containing selected best papers of the previous workshop (IWRT'07) was published. We plan to publish extended versions of selected best papers of IWRT'08 in a special issue of Information Systems Frontiers (Springer).

Important Dates
Paper Submission: Deadline Expired
Author Notification: Deadline Expired
Final Camera-Ready and Registration: Deadline Expired

Workshop Program Committee
Zaheer Asif, Temple University, USA
Thierry Bodhuin, University of Sannio, Italy
Leonid Bolotnyy, University of Virginia, USA
Paul Brebner, National ICT Australia Limited (NICTA), Australia
Mark Cameron, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Hesham El-Sayed, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Rajit Gadh, UCLA, USA
Sozo Inoue, Kyushu University, Japan
Behnam Jamali, Auto-ID Lab, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Roger Jiao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mohamed Latrach, ESEO, France
Xue Li, The University of Queensland, Australia
Weifa Liang, The Australian National University, Australia
Tao Lin, SAP Research, USA
Zongwei Luo, University of Hong Kong, China
Paris Kitsos, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Abdelhamid Mellouk, University Paris XII, France
John Mo, RMIT University, Australia
Damith Ranasinghe, Auto-ID Lab, University of Cambridge, UK
Melanie Rieback, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jukka Riekki, University of Oulu, Finland
Quan Z. Sheng, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras, Greece
Fusheng Wang, Siemens Corporate Research, USA
Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
Holger Ziekow, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany

Workshop Venue
The workshop will be held in conjunction of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2008) in Barcelona, Spain.

Registration Information
At least one author of an accepted paper must register for the workshop. The registration information can be found from http://www.iceis.org

ICEIS 2008 Secretariat - The Second International Workshop on RFID Technology (IWRT 2008)
E-mail: workshops@iceis.org
Web site: http://www.iceis.org 

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